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Old 23.04.2016, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jonno View Post
The Trafalgar Square fan rally is nicely done, mainly full of actual NFL fans - UK, European and Americans all in one place. You can pop in and out of it if you wish as there are plenty of pubs by and generally there's pretty good atmosphere around the place. The square holds up to about 18,000 I think so over the course of the day they say 40,000 people come through the gates.

The Regent Street one is more a damp squib (literally last year with the rain) it's very spread out down Regents St and just feels it's more to make some noise and attention about the NFL amongst the busiest shopping space in Europe as opposed to giving actual fans the best experience. Also it gets busy, 600,000 'fans' attend this.

A couple of years ago they did try to do something outside of Wembley before the Cowboys v Jags game but only a small crowd turned up so last year I think they scrapped it for the third game.
This guy normally sets up pre-game parties in bars in London the day before the game so worth checking out his feed... https://twitter.com/danidelavega
The Colts one is here... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/unite...y/?mode=search
The Cowboys Jags thing was ideal if you were staying in the area, but to be fair there was nothing much different than the tailgate on the Sunday. Think that was done that year as the Cowboys let us in for their walk through in the morning. I have only done the fan rally once and had a great time. If its a first time at an NFL London game you need to embrace it all. We spend every Sunday in front of the TV but for these 3 weekends we are part of NFL Sunday and I for 1 love it.
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