Will NY Giants play a game in Germany this year?


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The NFL fan base in Germany might want to prepare the chants: go Giants!

Amid strong speculation, the New York Giants could be on the verge of being selected as the opponent for the Carolina Panthers, who are scheduled to play this season in Munich, Germany, as part of the league’s International Series .

The Giants will travel to Charlotte to play the Panthers this year, but that itinerary could change significantly, and soon, so get the passports ready. The NFL is expected to officially announce the four games as part of the International Series Wednesday morning on NFL Network during a special edition of “Good Morning Football.”

That announcement comes hours before the NFL releases the full regular-season schedule Wednesday at 8 p.m.

If the Giants are chosen, this will be the fourth trip abroad for a game for Big Blue. The match will be played in the Allianz Arena, the home stadium of FC Bayern.

What you need to know

In 1950, the Giants were the first NFL team to play outside the United States, and in 1994 they made their first trip to Germany to play in the American Bowl for a preseason game against the Chargers.

The Giants are 3-0 since playing in the first London game at Wembley Stadium in the 2007 season. They also played in the United Kingdom in 2016, where they defeated the Rams, and most recently in 2022 when they defeated Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at the home of Tottingham Hotspur FC.

In all three of those seasons, the Giants reached the playoffs, including winning Super Bowl XLII.

Why does it make sense?

In March, the Giants were awarded international marketing rights in Germany through the Global Markets Program, their first participation in the program. This announcement gives the Giants the opportunity to enter the German market through fan engagement, digital content and events.

The Giants kicked off their marketing rights in Germany last month during the 2024 NFL Draft when former players Brandon London and Amani Toomer announced the fourth-round draft pick of Penn State tight end Theo Johnson of Germany with a gathering of fans and alumni. The Giants also recently announced their International Fan of the Year, a German who was surprised with a video message from Eli Manning and a trip to attend the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit.