Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Wembley's Way Proves a Spectacular Success

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Wembley's Way Proves a Spectacular Success

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Byline: Osi Umenyiora Two-time Super Bowl winner

OSI UMENYIORA is based in London with NFL UK. He writes exclusively for the Evening Standard about the recent NFL International Series games THE spectrum of colour has been burned into my mind. It's always exciting to walk down Wembley Way but as I did ahead of the three NFL games this autumn, I was stunned to see every single NFL team shirt represented as fans made their way to the stadium. To sell out Wembley three times in a few weeks during a Rugby World Cup shows how real the NFL's plan for the UK is.

The fans want it and the news that Twickenham, Wembley and the new Tottenham stadium will all host the game in the future shows a commitment that no other sports league in the world has made to a new market.

I am proud to be playing a small role in making that happen. I was born here -- in Golders Green -- and to return to help the League grow and find new talent gives me the same buzz I got when playing for the Giants in Super Bowls. …

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