49ers to Host Game in Europe?
Update: 01.12.07 — The Sports Xchange has learned that Miami will be the “home” team during the 2007 season for a game likely to be played in London’s Wembley Stadium. The Dolphins’ opponent will be either the New York Giants or Buffalo Bills.
01.08.07 — ESPN is reporting that the 49ers may be selected as a potential home team for a regular-season game next year in Britain or Germany.The other teams that could “host” the game are Seattle, Miami, Buffalo, Kansas City and New Orleans.
The opponent for one of the teams will be announced during Super Bowl week, but will not necessarily be one of the five not picked as the home team.Last October, league owners approved a plan to play annual games in Europe, Canada and Mexico. The first regular-season game outside the United States was played in Mexico City in 2005 between the Cardinals and 49ers.
The site of next season’s game is expected to be announced next week.