CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - The Carolina Panthers are headed to London, the team announced on Monday.
The Panthers will play overseas for the first time in franchise history this fall, taking on NFC South foe Tampa Bay. Carolina, Green Bay and Houston are the only franchises not to play in London since the NFL launched the international games in 2007.
Dates, kickoff times and venues for the 2019 international games will be announced in conjunction with the release of the full NFL schedule this spring.
"I’ve had the chance to play and coach in London before and those were unbelievable experiences," said head coach Ron Rivera in a written statement, who played in London with the Bears in the 1986 preseason and coached in London with the Chargers in the 2008 regular season. "The fans are outstanding and they have such fervor for the game. It’s a great opportunity for our franchise and for our players and coaches to get international exposure."
The contest is a home game for the Buccaneers, meaning the Panthers will have eight regular season games at Bank of America Stadium per usual.
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