Aaron Rodgers would like to play a game in London

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The Packers are the only NFL team that has not played or is not scheduled to play a game in London and one prominent player on the team would like that to change.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in an interview with NFL UK that he has made his feelings known about wanting to play a game in the United Kingdom, but acknowledged the logistics that make it difficult. The Packers are not willing to give up a home game to play overseas and other teams don’t want to lose a home date against a team that’s historically been a popular attraction.

“Nobody wants to give up a home game with the Packers because they know it’s going to be a full house … We’re not going to give up a home game, because we’re sold out for the next 30 years,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers said he hopes the league will “intervene” and force the situation. In 2020, the Packers are set to play road games against three teams — the Texans, Buccaneers and Bears — who will play in London next season. If none of them get another trip and the Packers still aren’t giving up a home date, the Vikings, Lions, Saints, Colts and a NFC West opponent to be determined would be the other options for getting Green Bay over the Atlantic.

33 responses to “Aaron Rodgers would like to play a game in London

  1. Hasn’t happened because as Aaron said the Packers will never give up a home game. Also, other teams like having Green Bay games at their stadiums because Packer Nation travels so well and bring in huge TV ratings. Opposing teams lose money if they lose the Packers game on their schedules. Thus other NFL teams haven’t been ok with giving up Packers games at their stadiums either.

    The Packers will play in London at some point, but I am in no hurry for it and neither are the Packers or the other 31 teams.

    I didn’t hear Aaron’s interview with NFL UK and not sure what questions he was asked, but if he is asked if he wants to play in the UK of course he would say he is open to it, but he is aware why it hasn’t happened.

  2. I don’t understand why the Packers get special treatment. I think it is B.S. The league needs to force them to play a home game overseas.

  3. Each Packer home game brings 15 million dollars to the local economy.

    Not giving that up anytime soon kiddies.

    Thanks for caring though. We do love the section of Packers Nation in the UK! Many Packers bars in the UK. It will happen soon. Not in 2019, but get on our away opponents for 2020. They are the ones that are and have been not letting it happen.

    #GoPackGo!🏈🧀☝️

  4. Since AR is the CEO of GB, I guess the Pack will go where he wants them to go.

    And, State Farm must be trying to move into the UK market.

  5. The packers don’t have to give up a home game to play in London. And how does the packers get away with never playing in London? More NFL favoritism towards the packers.

  6. Aaron, quit making commercials and dreaming about London. You are obviously distracted given your recent play.

  7. I love all the people saying “Aaron concentrate on the games in GB… Aaron is arrogant”.

    He got asked the question. He answered it and gave an EDUCATED ANSWER. GB fills the stadium wherever they are. GB won’t give up a home game because the importance of those games for their city. Therefore, its the other owners not wanting to give up a home game featuring GB. It isn’t special treatment, or anything of the nature. Its just cold hard facts of the situation that apparently some of you can’t come to terms with.

  8. fmc651 says:
    February 8, 2019 at 8:53 am
    The packers don’t have to give up a home game to play in London. And how does the packers get away with never playing in London? More NFL favoritism towards the packers.
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    Typically you’re missing the overall point.
    There are a lot of NFL teams that have never given up a home game to play in London or Mexico.
    The Packers are just one of several.
    Is the NFL playing favorites with all those teams?

    Please, stop with all of the whiny, conspiracy paranoia that the Packers are singled out for favored treatment for some unknown reason.
    It’s silly and makes you come off as ignorant.

  9. What is the NFL’s infatuation with London? Are they really making that much more money there than games in the United States? Aren’t the teams getting taxed more?

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    Two reasons in order of priority to the NFL.

    1. The NFL wants its next city in waiting to use as a threat for relocation when asking cities to pay for new stadiums. They need London because it is not in the geographic area teams currently claim as their market. For example, San Antonio wants a team, but is not going to get one because the Cowboys and Texans will not allow it. With this though process San Antonio can only host the Cowboys or Texans. No other team can move their. If you extend this argument out, theire are only a few places left that can potentially host an NFL team. The Jaguars understand this and jumped to be the London home team.

    2. The NfLs started goal is to grow revenues to. $20 B by 2025. They cannot increase home game attendance or ticket prices to achieve it. That growth must come from media. To add more eyeballs, they need a more local product to entice people to watch. I suspect Mexico City is next.

  10. Make the game an away game for both teams, I never understood why that wasn’t how it worked

  11. Typical selfish Packers organization. What’s good for the league is of no concern to them. Its all about the Packer and only about the Packers. If other teams acted liked the Packers do there would be no league any more.

  12. Skinsfan_unfortunately says:
    February 8, 2019 at 11:46 am
    Make the game an away game for both teams, I never understood why that wasn’t how it worked
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    Umm……how do you propose they do that? Seriously.
    Or perhaps a better question would be, how did you get 7 people to agree with your statement?

  13. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 8, 2019 at 12:09 pm
    Typical selfish Packers organization. What’s good for the league is of no concern to them. It’s all about the Packer and only about the Packers. If other teams acted liked the Packers do there would be no league any more.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    The Packers haven’t done as much to advance the NFL as the Vikings have. Nope, that doesn’t sound jealous.

  14. bubbasmithguy says:
    February 8, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    The packers team is on a steep decline. They are no longer an attraction. Go play in London
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    I’m not sure if you did it on purpose or not, but isn’t your comment the same as Yogi’s?

    “Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore. It’s too crowded!”

  15. packinggreens says:
    February 8, 2019 at 9:36 am
    How about we try playing a game in the super bowl first drama boy.

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    Wasn’t that already accomplished?

    Like years ago?

  16. The reality is a small market like Green Bay does not have an economy that can afford to lose a home game, so the NFL fairly or not is sympathetic to that situation. Other cities have NHL, NBA, and MLB games that generate revenue that Green Bay will never see due to its size and infrastructure. Whether or not people agree it’s the way it is.

  17. “One of the big reasons the Packers have not played a game in London yet is they don’t want to give up a home game because those games play a big part in the local economy. On the flip side, the Packers have had a hard time finding a team to give up a home game because Packers fans travel well and that game will be a sellout. But the Packers have been trying hard to play in front of their London fans.”

    Packer fans travel well. Even their road opponents don’t want to affect a visit from the Packers. The Packers are good for economy wherever they play.

    Add that to the list of what makes the Packers unique.

  18. Skinsfan_unfortunately says:
    February 8, 2019 at 11:46 am
    Make the game an away game for both teams, I never understood why that wasn’t how it worked

    Not quite sure you know how SCHEDULES work. Since it’s an actual game, there must be a home team and away team. Besides, try to understand the ramifications that would/could have on W/L Records and, even the Playoffs. So…no, no one has thought about making it a game pitted against 2 teams as the visiting team, even neutral site games in College have a home team and a visitor team.

  19. The Packers are the only NFL team that has not played or is not scheduled to play a game in London.

    Not several teams.

  20. Sold out for 30 year or unless they have a losing season. Lol. The Packers do not sell out every game. Only when there is hope for them, but once that is gone you can easily get a seat. Last year I had friends who could buy cheap tickets once the Packers went down hill. Same with the year before.

    I could see some areas getting money off of packer game. Less desirable area like Buffalo. In the Twin Cities the games are sold out regardless of the opponent. It’s not like it’s less sold out for one game, and more sold out for Green Bay.

    I love how Gb fans think the world revolves around them and their football state fair town. Green Bay is the state fair of football. During football busy, the rest of the year nobody cares.

  21. If the packers go to London who will be watching over the Arby’s and McDonalds while their fans are gone?

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