Broncos play 49ers in London next season

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- San Francisco will play Denver next season in the NFL's annual contest at Wembley Stadium in London, the league announced Friday.

The match-up pits franchises with seven combined Super Bowl titles -- five for the 49ers and two for the Broncos.


It will be San Francisco's second international regular-season game. The other, the first international regular-season game in league history, was against the Arizona Cardinals Oct. 2, 2005, in Mexico City, which attracted 103,467 fans to Azteca Stadium.

The Broncos will be playing a regular-season game outside of the United States for the first time in franchise history.

"The Denver Broncos are honored to play in London against the 49ers as part of the NFL's International Series," Denver President and Chief Executive Officer Pat Bowlen said. "It's a wonderful, historic opportunity for our franchise and will be an unforgettable experience for our players, coaches and fans."

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