Murphy said the Packers likely will host events for fans leading up to the game, including a Packers Everywhere pep rally. As far as on the field, it’s likely the Packers will have a bye week after the game.
The Packers have played abroad before, just never during the regular season. Green Bay has participated in three international preseason games, with the most recent coming in 2019 against the Raiders in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
“We’re very excited,” Murphy said. “This is something I’ve heard from so many of our fans over the years, particularly those in Europe and particularly in London, ‘When are you gonna come? When are you gonna come?’ We’re really excited to be playing in London.
“Not only will our fans in Europe be excited about it, I’ve also heard from a lot of fans here in the States and certainly here in Wisconsin looking forward to seeing us play a game in London.”
The New Orleans Saints also were selected to play in a second game at Tottenham Hotspur next year, while Jacksonville will play a home game at Wembley Stadium in London.
The Arizona Cardinals were selected to play in Mexico City, Mexico, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicking off the NFL’s inaugural regular-season game in Munich, Germany.