Ravens Would 'Love' To Play In London


Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti wants to play in London – just so long as it doesn't cost his team a home game.

As part of the NFL International Series, the league has been playing games in London dating back to 2007. It played one game at Wembley Stadium each year until 2013, when the league expanded to two games. There were three games abroad last year, and three more on the docket for 2015.

The Jaguars will even announce their last two draft selections from London later this month. It's all part of the league's mission to expand internationally, which Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about at last week's NFL Owners Meetings.

There has been 17 different NFL teams to go to London since 2007. Three new teams will go for the first time this year (Chiefs, Bills, Jets) to make it 20 franchises to go across the pond.

Bisciotti said he would "love it" if the Ravens were to go sometime soon, and thinks it's a real possibility.

He said there's a 75 to 80 percent chance it happens in the next four seasons.

"I would absolutely love going to London," Bisciotti said during a conference call with Ravens PSL owners. "I think it would be great. Hopefully it would be the time of year that we could get a lot of fans over there, whether it be near Christmas or near Thanksgiving, or September when the weather is still beautiful, even in the U.K.

"I'm all for it. I think it would be a blast."

That said, Bisciotti doesn't want a London trip to count as a home game that would take one regular-season contest away from the friendly confines of M&T Bank Stadium. The ideal is to have it be a neutral field away game to which Ravens fans can travel to.

He projected that when the Ravens do go abroad, it's an 80 percent chance that it's counted as an away game.

"I look forward to seeing you over there," Bisciotti told fans.

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