The National Football League – NFL for short – is the professional league of the most popular sport in the USA: American Football. American Football has been played in Germany since 1945 and is becoming increasingly popular, as evidenced by the growing number of viewers. In 2021, more than 1.84 million viewers in Germany tuned in to the Super Bowl, the NFL’s highly celebrated final.
Due to its popularity here, the NFL is coming to Germany as part of the annual International Games. In 2022, Munich will be hosting an official National Football League season game alongside London and Mexico City for the first time ever. On 13 November 2022, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will meet the Seattle Seahawks in Munich's Allianz Arena. And that's not all: In order to promote American football outside the US, one regular-season game per year is set to take place in Germany for the next four years.
THE NFL IN GERMANY – FACTS & FIGURES
American football has been played in Germany since 1945
The Super Bowl has been broadcast live on German television since 1988
Over 1.84 million German viewers watched the Super Bowl on television in 2021
There has been a partnership between FC Bayern and the Kansas City Chiefs since 2018
The first NFL game will take place at the Allianz Arena Munich on 13 November 2022
There are plans for a long-term cooperation between the NFL and the DFL
ALL GAMES AND RESULTS IN THE CURRENT NFL SCHEDULE
Do you want to make sure you don't miss any of the upcoming NFL games or are you interested in the results of past games? You can find all important information in the current NFL game schedule:
PLATZL IS YOUR NFL HOTEL IN MUNICH
2022 proves once again that Munich is an absolute sports city. The Bavarian capital's sports program is diverse and successful, attracting enthusiastic fans from all over the world. Be it for soccer, the Olympics or the NFL: Munich is always worth a visit.
If you are still looking for the perfect NFL hotel in Munich for your stay, the most important aspect is a central location with good access to the Allianz Arena – one of the largest and most modern stadiums in Germany and the venue for the first German NFL game.
PLATZL is one of the most popular hotels when it comes to major events such as the NFL in Munich, for good reason: Located directly on Marienplatz and just a 16-minute ride on the U6 subway from the stadium, PLATZL is the ideal starting point for combining sports events with sightseeing and Bavarian tradition.
SPORTS, RELAXATION & DINING – THE PERFECT NFL MUNICH MIX
Look forward to a real all-around experience of Munich in supreme PLATZL quality! Visit the NFL games in Munich and enjoy your stay from beginning to end:
In addition to an exciting NFL game day, you can expect the best Bavarian food in our restaurants, a cozy ambience to relax and feel good in our PLATZL Hotel and the most important sights in Munich right on your doorstep.