Jaguars to play games in London

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kevin Elliott (87) celebrates with his team after scoring a...

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kevin Elliott (87) celebrates with his team after scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints during their preseason NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 17, 2012. (REUTERS)

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JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they will play a total of four home games in London, one each season between 2013 and 2016.

Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday that they will play a total of four home games in London, one each season between 2013 and 2016.

Team owner Shad Khan hopes that playing games overseas will increase the team’s brand globally.

“The Jacksonville Jaguars will be a bold and ambitious NFL franchise,” Khan said. “Playing a home game in London over four seasons is consistent with our vision to introduce and grow the Jaguars brand globally.”

The St. Louis Rams had been scheduled to play a home game in London in 2013 and 2014, but they pulled out last week.

“This is a priceless opportunity to share the business, tourism and lifestyle story of Jacksonville with international audiences, and I know it will give the Jaguars a unique and powerful identity within the league and beyond,” Khan said.

The Jaguars have struggled to fill EverBank Field the last two years, but haven’t blacked out a home game since 2009.

“We’ve been a bit of a secret for a while. That’s not the case after today. We are the Jacksonville Jaguars,” Khan said.


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