Laurent Duvernay-Tardif NFL Montreal

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

Could NFL games be coming to Montreal and Vancouver?

“We would love to play regular season games in Canada.”

The NFL plans to mount more international games in the 2022 season and two Canadian cities have already expressed interest in bringing American football to their stadiums. Officials from both the Olympic Stadium in Montreal and Vancouver’s BC Place have entertained the idea of hosting NFL games in their respective venues.

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“We would be very interested in hosting an NFL game and we are eager to show the numerous planned investments and the many possibilities of the Montreal Olympic Stadium to the promoters around the globe,” said Olympic Park vice-president of business development Alain Larochelle in an interview with The Canadian Press.

“While no discussions have been entered into at this time, we look forward to exploring any potential opportunities this announcement offers for BC Place and football fans in B.C.,” declared representatives of B.C. Place, home of the B.C. Lions, in a statement.

In a conference call earlier this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said: “We have a tremendous fanbase in Canada we actively serve, and we would love to play regular season games in Canada.”

Canada has previously hosted a number of NFL games. From 2008 to 2013, Toronto’s Rogers Centre held the “Bills Toronto Series” featuring Buffalo’s team.

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