Australia Seeks to Bring NFL Game to the Outback

Reps from the state of Queensland have had talks with NFL officials.

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) watches as New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) brings down Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine (32) during a NFL game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, on November 23, 2017, at Fedex Field, in Landover, Maryland. (Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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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:

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