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Jul 10, 2018

NFL could be coming to Suncorp Stadium

The Queensland government is working to bring an NFL game Down Under.

During her recent trade trip to the United States, tourism minister Kate Jones met with NFL executives, pushing a plan to have a game played at Suncorp Stadium.

The traditional home of rugby league in Queensland would have to swap its pies and sausage rolls for wings, hot dogs and nachos, and the NFL helmets would make Johnathan Thurston’s famed headgear look pretty flimsy.
But it’s not unprecedented for NFL games to be played outside the US with games already held in London every year.

“We have a deliberate focus at the moment in growing American tourism to Queensland and what better way to get Americans here than an NFL game,” Ms Jones said.
A similar attempt by former Premier Campbell Newman in 2014 was unsuccessful.

But in the years since, Australian stars Jarrod Hayne, Jesse Williams and Jordan Mialata have boosted the game’s profile here in Australia.

Queenslanders do love their sport and probably wouldn’t need a lot of encouragement to get behind a Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys clash.

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