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SBD/November 9, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NFL Has No Plans To Host A Game In China Anytime Soon
Published November 9, 2012
LONDON CALLING: The Vikings are scheduled to play the Steelers in London next year, and in Minneapolis, Sid Hartman reported while the Vikings' new stadium is being built and the team is playing at TCF Bank Stadium, the NFL "might take a second game out of Minneapolis in 2014 and move it to London as well." Vikings VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley "denied the report that the Vikings have made any commitment for more than one game." However, he said, "After the first game is played (in London), we will see how it goes and then we'll decide if another game is scheduled" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 11/8).
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