Australia Seeks to Bring NFL Game to the Outback
Reps from the state of Queensland have had talks with NFL officials.
After already going across the pond and south of the border, the National Football League could be bringing American football Down Under.
It’s somewhat of a Hail Mary, but representatives from the Australian state of Queensland have reportedly had discussions with NFL officials about bringing a game there in the future.
As Queensland tourism minister Kate Jones pointed out, where the NFL goes, Americans will likely follow.
“We have a deliberate focus at the moment in growing American tourism to Queensland and what better way to get Americans here than an NFL game,” Jones said, 9 News reported.
It’s a logical argument, but the problem – which the NFL has already talked about – is the logistics of navigating the distance and different time zones would make it difficult to bring a game, even a preseason one, to Australia.
A previous attempt to bring an NFL game to Australia in 2014 was unsuccessful.
Here’s the report:
.@suncorpstadium could soon play host to NFL, as the State Government campaigns to bring the sport to the Sunshine State. @RMorrison9 #QLDPOL #9News pic.twitter.com/ojI3zYthit
— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) July 10, 2018
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