The National Football League announced on Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs have been designated to play one of two international games in Germany during the 2023 season. The date, time and opponent for the game are being finalized and will be announced by the NFL at a later date.
“We are incredibly excited to put the Kansas City Chiefs and all of Chiefs Kingdom on the international stage with a Germany game in 2023,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “We’ve aggressively pursued this opportunity because we know how passionate German fans are about NFL football and we’re committed to the international growth of the game as well as our brand. We think we’ll be able to provide the right mix of opportunities for our existing Season Ticket Members and domestic fans while also creating unique experiences that will make this memorable for German fans as well.”
Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt has been a leader on the league’s international efforts for over a decade. Hunt is a prominent member on the NFL’s International Committee and served as the committee’s Chairman from 2011-18. Since 2011, the NFL has hosted 37 regular season games internationally, and all 32 teams have played overseas.
The NFL announced a partnership with Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League to develop a stadium in London to host regular NFL games. The stadium opened in 2019 and is one of three English stadiums – including historic Wembley Stadium – to host American football.
The league has also hosted four regular season games in Mexico since the 2016 season and staged its first regular season game in Germany in 2022.