One big piece of news that came from Denver Broncos President & CEO Joe Ellis during the teams end of the year press conference on Monday was the possibility of the Broncos playing in London during the 2020 regular season.
The good news is that Ellis is looking to get it as one of their road games next year and has personally asked Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank to recommend the matchup.
“I haven’t heard anything from the league other than I’ve pestered and begged them,” Ellis said. “I think it’d be really good for us to go there. I put in a personal request to Arthur Blank and he came up to me in the last league meeting and was supportive. The league has to do what’s best for them in terms of their international strategy, but I think it would be good for the franchise, good for the organization. We had a good trip there the last time with the exception of some shenanigans. It’s worthwhile for the club and the organization to go there and it boosts your brand a little bit. I don’t know if John and Vic are too thrilled with it. I just think it’s good for us. I hope we get the opportunity. I’m basically begging to get it because I think it’d be very good for us to play there.”
Judging by a lot of the fan reactions, the idea of a London game doesn’t appeal to them as much as a whole. However, being an active Broncos blogger, I know there is quite a large contingent of Broncos fans in Great Britain and Europe in general. I think it would be outstanding give them all an opportunity to come see their favorite team in person - without having to fly halfway around the world to do it.
It’s also good that it would be a road game, which means homefield advantage is still with Denver for all eight of their home games in 2020.
“No, that would be, I think it’s Atlanta,” Ellis said of whether it could be a home game. “I think they would play at Tottenham, if I pronounced that correctly. There is a new stadium. We’re on their home schedule. We’ll see. You’ll know how much sway I have when they announce it. I think they announce it around Super Bowl.”
We’ll check back in on this schedule when the Super Bowl comes around.
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