The Jacksonville Jaguars already know their “home” opponent in London in 2013.
The NFL has announced that the Jaguars, who will become a regular “home” team at Wembley Stadium from 2013 through at least 2016, will host the 49ers in London on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
“By committing to play a regular-season home game in London in each of the next four years, the Jaguars will play a major role in helping grow our sport in the UK and beyond,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We think Jaguars-49ers is a matchup our fans will really enjoy and a great way to start a new era in the international development of our game.”
Jaguars owner Shad Khan called playing in London “a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguars franchise, as well as for our fans and community.” The question for Jacksonville fans is whether success in London will eventually lead the Jaguars to leave the Jacksonville community.