CBS Preps For Third Time Airing NFL Regular-Season London Game
CBS will be working its third NFL regular-season game broadcast in London with Sunday's Patriots-Rams contest, and CBS Coordinating & Lead NFL Producer Lance Barrow said that "things are going smoothly" with preparations. Barrow added that the "NFL and those on site do a good job of making it work from a broadcasting standpoint in a venue more commonly associated with soccer and rugby matches." He said that cameras "will be in the same positions viewers are accustomed to for NFL telecasts" (STLTODAY.com, 10/26).
Events continue throughout the weekend leading into the game. The NFL will host a fan rally Saturday at Trafalgar Square, followed by the "London Bash" night event presented by Virgin Atlantic and Barclaycard at Under the Bridge on Chelsea FC Fulham Road. On gameday, the league is hosting a tailgate event outside Wembley Stadium, with a more exclusive hospitality event at Wembley's Great Hall (THE DAILY).
Meanwhile, The Patriots held a Friday walkthrough "in a most unusual place" – London's Hyde Park. Buckinghamshire resident Mike Simpson-Jones said, "I’m walking through and see a lot of guys in gray suits and I kind of think it has something to do with American football" (ESPNBOSTON.com, 10/26).