The NFLUK team have announced that they will be going out on tour again with their NFL UK Live tour event in January 2018.
This will be at the same time as the 2017 NFL season playoffs are heating up as teams vie for a place in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.
There will most likely be a few of these roadshows dotted throughout the year but for this first one, there will be three stops. These will be Glasgow on January 15th, Manchester on January 16th and Cardiff on January 18th — that’s a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening.
— Glasgow Event Venue —
— Manchester Event Venue —
3 Quay Street
— Cardiff Event Venue —
King Edward VII Avenue
Along with Sky Sports’ Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold, the only confirmed guest at the time of writing this is Scott Hansen who fans of the NFL Redzone coverage of the games on Sundays seem to love. I personally don’t watch it that often as I much prefer to watch one game at a time to allow me to get fully immersed in the drama of it. I find Redzone to be annoying after a while but, like I say, others seem to like it…each to their own I guess.
Scott Hansen will be at the Glasgow and Manchester events only, so if you’re a fan of his and planning to see him in Cardiff…don’t bother. Other guests will be added to these shows as that’s what they are all about, it just takes time to get the confirmations of who can and can’t attend.
Prices and Times
Give NFLUK their credit as they are putting these events on for the fans and to grow interest in the game over here by allowing us fans to get closer to the NFL and its players, past and present. They could charge more for these events if they were doing them to make a profit but at £7 a ticket, of which £6 goes to Sport Relief, I applaud what they are doing.
This is the same price as it was last year so they are remaining true to the fans by keeping the price low but at the same time high enough to reduce the number of no-shows (the events were free when they started doing them and people weren’t turning up and so there were too many empty seats).
The event venues will open at 6pm as will the shop (good old NFL never misses an opportunity to rip us off with their merchandise) with the actual shows running from 7:30pm-9:30pm.
You will have to order your tickets online before attending through Ticketmaster and there is a limit of two tickets per transaction.
I’ve been to a few of these events over the years and always have an enjoyable time at them. I must admit that I found the one I attended in 2017 before the Jacksonville Jaguars v Baltimore Ravens game to go on far too long and left before the end, but these ones are a good duration at two hours per show.
So, will you be going to one of these shows or have you attended any in the past? Let us know what you’re looking forward to or have enjoyed about them in the comments below.