As the NFL set to kick off in September, fans – and soon to be fans – of the pigskin game will be pleased to know that NFL China is back with 30 events across 11 cities including the NFL Home Field tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai. For those who want to catch a glimpse at the Vince Lombardi Trophy, then you’re in lucky as it will make its way to China for the first time at the tournaments or as part of the NFL Super Bowl Truck Tour.
In its third season, the NFL Home Field lands in Beijing on September 11-13 (after Shanghai kicks off this weekend) at The Place after kicking off in Shanghai. If you miss out on the September 11-13 then catch it on these other days: October 23-25, November 6-8. For those planning to check out then there will be lessons on passing and agility skills at the Quarterback and Running Back challenges booths, try out the Combine Zone, and Take photos at different areas. For the rookies eager to known more about the game then there’s Football 101 and Coach Chalk Talk sessions also clinics at NFL FLAG Football tournaments led by coaches.
NFL Super Bowl Truck Tour
This year the truck will make a 12-week tour at local schools, shopping centers, and sports fields in 11 cities. Highlights are the NFL Play 60 Zone where kids are encourages to ditch their Madden video games to get active and move. There’s a chance you might event get your hands on the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
More FLAG Football Categories
Team can register to take part in the official NFL FLAG football tournaments to be held at NFL Home Field events. The categories are 9-12 co-ed, 13-15 co-ed, 16-18 co-ed, 18+ co-ed, and 18-22 University Men. Registration, terms, and conditions can be found here.
This year is big as this will be the 50th edition of Super Bowl check out the on Weibo for the hashtag #超级碗50# as well as the last year Super Bowl finalists New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks club accounts that will be set up.
Watch NFL games live
For non-chinese speakers, if you’re okay with logging on to digital sites such as Sina Sports, Tencent Sports, PPTV, LeTv, iQiyi, BesTV and NFLChina.com then the rewards will be watching 146 games live. For those not wanting to venture to the unknown then get you Game Pass for English streaming.
All international games to be held in London will be broadcast after last year’s success. There are plans to partner with local venues to have Primetime viewing, this hasn’t been the best in the past but maybe the NFL China team has learned from the feedback.