ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos’ potential trip to London has been cancelled.
The NFL announced Monday that all 256 regular-season games will be held in the United States.
“After considerable analysis, we believe the decision to play all our games domestically this season is the right one for our players, our clubs, and all our fans in the US, Mexico and UK,” NFL Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer Christopher Halpin said via NFL.com. “We greatly appreciate the support of our governmental and stadium partners in Mexico and the United Kingdom, who all agree with this decision, and we look forward to returning for games in both countries in the 2021 season.
“We also thank our incredible fans in those territories for their passionate support of the NFL. We will continue to serve them through our outstanding media partners and by being active supporters of both grassroots football and COVID-19 relief efforts in Mexico and the UK.”
The Broncos were previously expected to travel to London and had begun planning for the trip, though the league never made an official announcement about the game.
Denver’s matchup with the Atlanta Falcons would have been one of four games to be played in London in 2020. The league was also expected to hold a game in Mexico City.
The Broncos have not played in an international game since the 2010 season.
The 2020 regular-season schedule is expected to be released by May 9, and the Broncos’ game against the Falcons will now be scheduled for Atlanta.