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Old 03.02.2017, 03:55 PM
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Default Twickenham tickets on sale 27 April 2017

Thanks to the incredible support from you (the fans), season tickets and individual games tickets for the New Orleans Saints v Miami Dolphins game are now sold out! A very limited number of tickets for the Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars game are available now, but selling fast.

Unfortunately, this means that there will no longer be an on sale for tickets next Tuesday 7th as previously announced however we are pleased to confirm that tickets for the Arizona Cardinals vs LA Rams and Minnesota Vikings vs Cleveland Browns games at Twickenham stadium will go on sale on Draft Day (27th April 2017).

The order of the two Twickenham games on October 22 and 29 as well as kick off times for all games are yet to be confirmed.

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Was interesting to hear Alastair Kirkwood explain on the Talk Sport podcast that the only reason they were able to confirm at this stage which Wembley game would be on which weekend was because the schedule was released for MLB's Baltimore Orioles. The O's don't play at home on the same day as the Ravens so presumably this meant that the Ravens couldn't be at home in week 3 and perhaps that they had to be at home in week 4.

Just serves as another reminder of how difficult it is to put together the NFL schedule. You have various team wishes to take into account, righting those who felt they were wronged last year (e.g. three away games in a row, back to back long-distance road games, a bye week very early) to ensure they get something different this time, as well as having to fit around teams who share their stadiums with another NFL team (Jets/Giants), a college team or neutral site college games (e.g. Steelers, Dolphins, Falcons), or another sport (Raiders and Oakland A's), as well as concerts or other sporting events scheduled either at the same venue or a venue next door. In the case of college sports, baseball or concerts these are almost always scheduled way before the NFL so the NFL must fit around it. It's a challenge and you can see why it's so hard to determine London game dates ahead of everything else as it must all piece together.
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Well said Bob
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Was interesting to hear Alastair Kirkwood explain on the Talk Sport podcast that the only reason they were able to confirm at this stage which Wembley game would be on which weekend was because the schedule was released for MLB's Baltimore Orioles. The O's don't play at home on the same day as the Ravens so presumably this meant that the Ravens couldn't be at home in week 3 and perhaps that they had to be at home in week 4.

Just serves as another reminder of how difficult it is to put together the NFL schedule. You have various team wishes to take into account, righting those who felt they were wronged last year (e.g. three away games in a row, back to back long-distance road games, a bye week very early) to ensure they get something different this time, as well as having to fit around teams who share their stadiums with another NFL team (Jets/Giants), a college team or neutral site college games (e.g. Steelers, Dolphins, Falcons), or another sport (Raiders and Oakland A's), as well as concerts or other sporting events scheduled either at the same venue or a venue next door. In the case of college sports, baseball or concerts these are almost always scheduled way before the NFL so the NFL must fit around it. It's a challenge and you can see why it's so hard to determine London game dates ahead of everything else as it must all piece together.
It does make their task slightly easier by the fact that college games aren't usually played on Sundays though.

Still plenty of other problems to overcome!
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It does make their task slightly easier by the fact that college games aren't usually played on Sundays though.

Still plenty of other problems to overcome!
College games are never played on Sundays during NFL season. But they do play on Saturdays. Do you want to play an NFL game at Heinz Field at 1pm the day after Pitt has played at home to Syracuse in a rainstorm and churned the field up? Or to try to turn EverBank Field back into the regular Jaguars format the day after the Florida-Georgia classic? It's not ideal. Sometimes you have to do it but they try to avoid these things where possible.

A large number of teams share their stadiums with college or another sport still:

Dolphins: Miami Hurricanes, Orange Bowl
Jets / Giants
Patriots: New England revolution soccer
Ravens: Army-Navy game (sometimes)
Steelers: Pitt Panthers
Colts: Big 10 Championship
Titans: Tennessee State Tigers, Music City Bowl
Jags: Florida-Georgia classic, Gator Bowl
Texans: Texas Bowl
Raiders: Oakland A's baseball
Rams: USC Trojans
49ers: Foster Farms Bowl, Pac-12 championship
Cardinals: Fiesta Bowl
Seahawks: Seattle Sounders soccer
Saints: Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Bowl
Falcons: Peach Bowl, SEC Championship, Atlanta United FC, Celebration Bowl, neutral site college games
Bucs: South Florida Bulls, Outback Bowl
Panthers: ACC Championship game (in the past, maybe again), Belk Bowl
Lions: Quick Lane bowl, MAC championship game
Cowboys: neutral site college games, Big-12 championship game from 2017, Cotton Bowl
Eagles: Temple Owls, army-navy game
Redskins: Prince George's classic, occasional army-navy or other neutral site college game

There's a lot to factor in there, and in all cases these games are booked up before the NFL releases its schedule. College games are often fixed years ahead.
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I've registered about 3 or 4 times for the Twickenham games but yet to receive any notification / email / code.
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Codes will not be sent out yet. We will let you know the date that they will be sent out though.
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College games are never played on Sundays during NFL season. But they do play on Saturdays. Do you want to play an NFL game at Heinz Field at 1pm the day after Pitt has played at home to Syracuse in a rainstorm and churned the field up?
Given Heinz Field is generally considered one of the worst fields to play on, it probably wouldn't make much difference . Although there was the 2007 Dolphins MNF game where they laid turf over the top of the field after the saturday college game to make it look good for national tv, only for a days worth of torrential rain to hit, soak straight through and lie on top of the old pitch.

There's some college games organised out to 2020, and things like concert tours are generally organised at least a couple of years in advance. So it's likely the league already has a fair idea of when each team will be home and have a short list to who's visiting, but that'll be pending the next owners meeting to get everything agreed (eg, the Cowboys and Giants both play Oakland and San Fransisco away next season, so the owners might want them played in consecutive weeks to minimise the long flights, and organise somewhere to practise in the interveening days).
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Given Heinz Field is generally considered one of the worst fields to play on, it probably wouldn't make much difference . Although there was the 2007 Dolphins MNF game where they laid turf over the top of the field after the saturday college game to make it look good for national tv, only for a days worth of torrential rain to hit, soak straight through and lie on top of the old pitch.

There's some college games organised out to 2020, and things like concert tours are generally organised at least a couple of years in advance. So it's likely the league already has a fair idea of when each team will be home and have a short list to who's visiting, but that'll be pending the next owners meeting to get everything agreed (eg, the Cowboys and Giants both play Oakland and San Fransisco away next season, so the owners might want them played in consecutive weeks to minimise the long flights, and organise somewhere to practise in the interveening days).
2008 called, it wants its field analysis back. The Steelers' field is pretty good nowadays, you're out of date.

Usually whether teams get their way on things like back-to-back west coast road games depends on what other requests are granted or not granted. Every team has requests and chances are if you got your way last year you're not going to get everything you want this year. Indy asked not to have a bye week after Wembley because they wanted something else more.

Never got the west coast worries, I have to say: two separate trips to the west coast? Big deal. West coast teams have to travel all the time! We didn't even play a game outside of the same time zone last season until the Divisional round at Kansas City. Meanwhile Seattle had in consecutive weeks to fly to New Orleans, back home 1 game, then to New England, then back home 1 game, then to Tampa, then back home again, then to Green Bay. The shortest distance was over 1,900 miles, the longest over 3,000. The furthest the Steelers went all season was just under 1,300 miles to Miami. Plus east coast teams never have to kick off road games at a time of the day they wouldn't play home games, whereas west coast teams not only have to travel more, but often need to play at 10am pacific time too.
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2008 called, it wants its field analysis back. The Steelers' field is pretty good nowadays, you're out of date.
2011 tweeted, Heinz Field was still one of the worst ranked fields back then - http://www.scout.com/nfl/story/10468...aying-surfaces
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