Germany loves the NFL — that much is clear.
The country will get to see live American football for a second straight season this fall, and German fans are already clamoring for a chance to watch the league’s top stars. Tickets for the Miami Dolphins-Kansas City Chiefs Nov. 5 game in Frankfurt reportedly sold out in 15 minutes when they went on sale this week.
Vivid Seats told Front Office Sports that site traffic for the game spiked +753% from Monday to Tuesday. Right now, Dolphins-Chiefs has the second-most expensive average ticket price ($854) of the NFL season, behind the New England Patriots’ home opener honoring Tom Brady ($939).
The Patriots and Indianapolis Colts will play a second game at Frankfurt Stadium — home to Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt — on Nov. 12. Tickets for that game go on sale July 11, with the registration window already closed.
After a pandemic-influenced European hiatus, the NFL is back in full force with five international games this season. The Jacksonville Jaguars will play in two of the three London games this fall.
Earlier this year, one NFL team owner told FOS that they believe there will be an international division of teams in the future — and while the logistics of basing teams overseas seem difficult at best, Europe’s NFL fever is impossible to ignore.
After the 45-year-old Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Seattle Seahawks in Munich last year, fans stayed long after the final whistle at Allianz Arena, singing American classics like John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”