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By Simon Samano/@sjsamano
For FOX Deportes
The NFL is on a mission to make money, with one of the league’s primary methods being to transform American football into a global game by tapping into markets beyond U.S. borders.
So it should come as no surprise that, to Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney, the U.S. ambassador to Ireland, “it’d be terrific” for the NFL to someday host a game there.
“We came over before back in 1997 and played a preseason game,” Rooney said in a story posted on the BBC’s web site Wednesday. “But now, with the regular-season games in London at Wembley proving so successful, and tickets selling out almost as soon as they’re put on sale, I would think it would be good to play a game here, at Croke Park, as the interest in the sport is so strong.”
As Rooney alluded, it’s clear the league is pleased with its experiment in England. The Patriots and Rams will play Oct. 28 at London’s Wembley Stadium, making this the sixth-straight year a regular-season game has been played across the pond.