Atlanta Falcons to play 2014 regular season game in London

Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; An Atlanta Falcons helmet showing the Heads Up logo sitting on the field prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons will have one less home game for the 2014 season as the GWCCA recently approved a measure allowing the Falcons to only play seven regular season home games for the 2014 season.

Why is that, you ask? Because the NFL has apparently asked the Falcons to participate in a London-based game next season.

Per the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority board voted today to allow the Atlanta Falcons to play one fewer home game than usual in the Georgia Dome in the 2014 season because the team has been asked by the NFL to play a regular-season game in London next year.

The NFL has been pushing hard in recent years to expand the leagues notoriety in Europe (despite already having the failed NFL Europe league which ran from 1991-2007) and will continue to do so next season.

There hasn’t been any mention of a tentative schedule as to when the Falcons would play in London or who their opponent would be.

Further details are expected to be released by the NFL in the coming weeks.

Topics: Atlanta Falcons, NFL

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