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The NFL in London - what's it like to go to a game?

American football one of the proudest traditions of the United States of

America this sport is woven into the fabric of everyday life so why would you

come to London England to watch a game

the NFL has been playing games every year in London since 2007 and the fans

will love it but it's not just about the game itself when you mix American

football with a historic City of London you get some pretty interesting things

before the game even starts there's plenty of fan events around the city in

the lead-up to the game's me your favorite teams fans in a typical English

pub absolutely try and meet your favourite player so that they can sign

your stuff totally this is Nelson a galore of the Eagles and trying to get

anywhere near him was hard work because it was so busy they actually closed the

queue to meet him 40 minutes before she even arrived so this is pretty much the

best I got they have a tailgate party outside the stadium which has a lot of

fun things to do but I warn you about two things number one you'll have to

pass airports tile security just to get into the tailgates and - you'll be

queuing forever to do anything because there's so many people that attend the

game the tailgate is usually packed so try and get there as soon as the doors

open if you can it's a pretty cool place to hang around drink a few beers and

watch the cheerleaders but if you actually want to do something like have

your picture taken with the Vince Lombardi Trophy you'll be queuing

forever this line took 50 minutes funnily enough though the queue to buy

overpriced beer was surprisingly short and if you want to buy merchandise boy

you're in for a wait this is the queue to buy stuff at the NFL shop it took

about an hour to get from the back of the queue to entering the place boy

these guys must make a killing who finally real merchandise but once you've

thrown your footballs and got your free swag it's time to pass a not a lot of

airport security to enter the stadium the game today features the Philadelphia

Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars and boy there's a lot of Eagles fans here

they've taken over the entire city I'm not joking everywhere I looked there are

Eagles fans everywhere they're also barricading the streets for

some reason but you gotta admit these guys travel really well the cheapest

tickets are understandably the nosebleeds were ants at butts Wembley is

a great stadium and there's not really a bad seats in the house

if you can't get tickets to the top of the lower tier or the middle tier that's

probably the best view of a stadium and you'll find fans of every team here

quite literally it's kind of like the United Colors of Benetton you'll never

get bored here at an NFL game and there's always something going on just

go for the atmosphere and if you know what's going on that's a bonus by the

way if you don't know the rules of American football check out my video on

my other channel here it's a great sport pretty ill-tempered plays beating the

hell out of each other and it's great when a team scores especially if you

have rowdy fans like these Eagles now people might have realized that I'm a

Dallas Cowboys fan in a stadium predominately packed with Eagles fans

they absolutely hate each other and yeah I got a few remarks but overall these

Eagles fans were alright it's different here as you can talk to fans who support

other teams with no animosity whatsoever everyone's here to have a good time and

there's almost like a party atmosphere going on I don't think I could get away

with this in Philadelphia if you've never been to an American football game

before I highly recommend you come to one and if there's one in London and you

can get a ticket absolutely you have to go ok Nick I'm salt what do I do

well you'll need to get tickets they sell out really quickly so you'll have

to be on the ball and get your tickets as they're released sign up on the NFL

website for notifications the prices for nosebleeds

are actually okay I've paid just 42 pounds but

sky's the limit and if you buy them on the resale market god help you

London is a notoriously expensive city so bring money lots of its flights hotel

stays attractions and transportation can all add up massively to get to the

stadiums you'll need to use the underground tube system and NFL games

are sometimes in different stadiums across London so you'll need to find out

which the nearest tube station is so for Wembley it'd be Wembley park etc is

there anything else yes be prepared to queue for absolutely everything whether

you want to go to a player signing the tailgate party or the game itself you'll

be in a mile-long queue so get there early and be patient if you liked this

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Ninh Ly - www.ninh.co.uk - @NinhLyUK