The Rams will soon have a second home field, thousands of miles away from the Edward Jones Dome: Wembley Stadium.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams will play a 2012 “home” game in London, likely against the Patriots, and that the Rams hosting a game in London may be a multi-year deal. That would make the Rams the second team in the NFL to play an annual home game in a foreign country, although the Buffalo Bills take a significantly shorter trip when they host games in Toronto.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he likes the idea of one team that becomes the regular “home” team in London, and the Rams would make a lot of sense. Owner Stan Kroenke owns the Arsenal soccer team of the English Premier League, and the Rams have struggled to sell out all their games in St. Louis.
The big question for Rams fans is whether this could be a small step toward the Rams eventually playing eight home games a year in London.
UPDATE: Just as we were posting this, the Rams were announcing on their Facebook page that it’s official: The team will play home games in London in 2012, 2013 and 2014.