This post was written by Ralph Starks, a blogger and traveler who enjoys exploring the world in the best ways possible.
Are you a Green Bay Packers fan who resides Stateside and have always dreamed of coming to London? Then now is your chance to combine your love of NFL action with a trip to see the sights and sounds of the English capital.
Green Bay is the last NFL team to have played in London, and there will be five games played outside the US as a whole in 2022, which is further proof that the league is looking to further boost its brand presence.
NFL Executive Vice President, Peter O’Reilly, is pleased with the growth of this area, stating recently;
“We are very excited to be staging five games outside the United States in 2022, and thank the clubs for their continued commitment to growing the sport internationally,”
“Our fans in Germany, Mexico, and the UK can look forward to seeing some of the most iconic names and biggest stars in the League and enjoying an incredible series of events,” O’Reilly added.
Green Bay fell at the divisional play-off stage last time around, suffering a surprise 13-10 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers after a great 13-4 regular-season record. Checking out the NFL futures odds for 2022 at https://www.sidelines.io, it’s clear that Matt LaFleur’s side is still among the favorites, but a lot will depend on whether Aaron Rodgers, fresh off back to back NFL MVP awards, sticks around at Lambeau Field.
Now, when it comes to Packers fans descending on London town, here are a few things you might want to consider doing while combining your vacation with a chance to see Green Bay in action.
See the Sights
Whether you’ve been to London before or not, there is no getting around avoiding the major landmarks and the ‘tourist traps,’ because frankly, they are items on your bucket list that you can’t ignore, even if they are very clearly the most obvious things to do on your visit.
Enjoy the royal parks (depending on the weather), take a trip to Buckingham Palace, visit the myriad of high-quality art galleries and museums and definitely book tickets for a show in the west end (London’s equivalent of Broadway).
Soak In the Local Culture and Cuisine
Well, let’s face it, you don’t come to London (or England for that matter) for the English cuisine; however, if you want to try out the best Indian food in the world, or indeed some of the most spectacular exclusive high-end restaurants on the planet, then you’ll find them at every corner of the city.
Maybe Check Out a Soccer Game?
If you are in London, why not see how the locals do it when it comes to their preferred sport, soccer (or, as they call it, football). Get tickets for a game in the capital, and maybe you’ll get a taste for it. Green Bay will be playing at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, so you can always visit the same stadium to see how their local team gets on.