Jaguars to host 49ers at Wembley next year

ESPN staff
October 11, 2012
Wembley will play host to Jacksonville Jaguars v San Francisco 49ers in 2013 © PA Photos

The San Francisco 49ers will be the first opponents for the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium next year.

The Jaguars, who have already committed to play one regular-season home game in the UK between 2013 and 2016, will begin their London chapter against the 49ers on October 27, 2013.

Speaking at the Leaders in Sport conference in London, Jaguars owner Shad Khan revealed the match-up on Thursday.

"Everyone associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars is very much looking forward to our four home games in London through 2016, and we're particularly thrilled and honoured that our first opponent will be the San Francisco 49ers," Khan said.

"This is a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguars franchise, as well as for our fans and community. To share this stage in our first year at Wembley with a rising power like the 49ers will bring additional attention and respect to what we're trying to achieve as a franchise. We can't wait to see our global vision for the Jaguars become reality next season."

San Francisco will make their second appearance in London, having beaten Denver Broncos at Wembley in 2010.

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