NFL Lockout Over, London's Calling

Tampa, Chicago will play league's fifth regular-season game at Wembley
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 26, 2011 8:59 AM CDT
The arena ahead of the NFL match between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010.   (AP Photo/Dave Shopland, Pool)
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(Newser) – With the lockout over, the NFL will return to London for a fifth straight year. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play the Chicago Bears at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 23 in the fifth regular-season game in the British capital. The game had been under threat because of negotiations over a new labor agreement between the league and its locked-out players. The two sides announced a 10-year labor deal yesterday to end the dispute.

The Bucs will be in London for the second time in three years, having lost to the New England Patriots at Wembley in 2009. The Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys in a 1986 preseason game at the old Wembley Stadium. Tickets go on sale Sept. 1.

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