The Jacksonville Jaguars are scheduled to host a press conference on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. to announce the team will be playing one home game in Wembley Stadium in London beginning in the 2012 season and running through the 2016 season.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan laid out the details of the press conference in an e-mail to Jaguars season ticket holders today, explaining the efforts to grow the Jaguars as a national brand, as well as help the city of Jacksonville realize it's full potential as a destination for commerce, tourism, and general living.
Read Khan's e-mail after the jump.
I am very proud to share the news that your Jacksonville Jaguars will be announced today as the featured home team in London as part of the NFL International Series.
Beginning in 2013, the Jaguars will play one of our regular season home games in Wembley Stadium through 2016 as part of the National Football League's effort to grow the NFL brand throughout the world. The Jaguars and the entire Jacksonville community will be a centerpiece in the NFL's efforts over these four seasons, and that's a very exciting and rewarding development for all of us. My ambition is to make the Jaguars one of the signature franchises in the NFL and to see Jacksonville realize its full potential as a destination for commerce, tourism and living. An annual home game in London over four years, supported by initiatives in Jacksonville and throughout the United Kingdom to further develop our following, will help us achieve these goals and much more.
I am honored to welcome NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Jacksonville today to announce the news, and in the weeks to come the Jaguars will have more information for our fans, partners and friends in the community. I wanted you to hear the news from me directly, and I thank you for the consistent and impressive support you've given the Jaguars over the years. I know great things are ahead for the Jacksonville Jaguars!
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Another nugget to note, '60 Minutes' has been tracking Shad Khan for months and will be following him around today for a feature that will air soon on the Jaguars owner.