The Carolina Panthers Are Heading To London For The First Time in Franchise History


The Carolina Panthers are heading to London!

They’ll be playing overseas this coming fall for the first time in Panthers franchise history. The game will be an international matchup between Carolina and Tampa Bay with the Bucs playing as the home team (meaning we’ll still have 8 home games this season).

The organization tweeted out the big news yesterday on Twitter;

“I’ve had the chance to play and coach in London before and those were unbelievable experiences,” said head coach Ron Rivera, who played in London with the Bears in the 1986 preseason and coached in London with the Chargers in the 2008 regular season. “The fans are outstanding and they have such fervor for the game. It’s a great opportunity for our franchise and for our players and coaches to get international exposure.”

The Panthers also tweeted out a video of what the game might sound like with true British commentators;

The date, time, and venue of the game will be announced this spring when the full NFL schedule is released.

What do you think about the Panthers playing in the UK?