NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hinted at an event Tuesday night that a Super Bowl in London is a distinct possibility in the future.
“I want to grow the game,” he said. “Fans want more, and London is a great example.”
For the Super Bowl to start at 6:25 p.m. ET, as it usually does, it would have to begin in London at 11:25 p.m. A London Super Bowl came into question with the advent of this year’s Super Bowl being the first cold weather, open-air bowl game.
He has previously stated that he would like to see expansion teams in both Los Angeles and London.
Bart Habbuch of the New York Post tweeted:
Asked if the NFL will have a team in London or LA first, Goodell says: “I don’t know which one will be first, and I’m not sure I care.”
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 8, 2014
Goodell said the league wouldn’t host a Super Bowl in London until a team was in place there, so there’s no chance this would happen soon.