By Adam Roberts – 7/16/2021
The Packers won’t be heading overseas this year, and won’t have to give up a possible home game for an overseas contest until either 2022 or 2024. But the NFL does have details for how international games will work starting this season.
The NFL says each team will play at least one international game every eight years. That will start next year and more places around the globe will be added to the current rotation. The league says that includes holding games in Canada and South America. More European cities will be added as well.
This year’s games in London will feature the Atlanta Falcons facing off against the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars going up against the Miami Dolphins. With the addition of 17 games this year, teams that are scheduled to host nine of those 17 will be subject to having a home game played overseas. That won’t happen to the Packers until at least 2022. To date, the Packers are the only team that hasn’t played overseas at all, let along giving up a home game. Much of the resistance has been over how much the revenue from game day impacts a smaller community like Green Bay compared to larger markets.
Meanwhile, training camp is coming up soon and the team is no further along to our knowledge with their quarterback than at any other point this offseason. Camp opens up July 28th in Green Bay, and will also include the return of Family Night August 7th.