The NFL hosted its first game in Europe on Sunday to an excited, packed crowd in Munich, Germany.
Allianz Arena, typically the home to the country’s soccer team Bayern Munich, had 69,811 of its 70,000 seats filled for the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks. At different points throughout the game, the crowd sang along to American classics such as “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver, and “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.
Tampa Bay went on to win 21-16 to Seattle, making the team’s fifth win against five losses. Its quarterback Tom Brady called the musical moments “epic.”
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“That was one of the great football experiences I’ve ever had,” Brady told reporters following the game. “It says a lot for 23 years in the league and for a regular-season game. I think the fan turnout was incredible. It felt, like, very electric from the time we took the field.”
There are four other international games scheduled for 2022, with one slated for Mexico and the other three in the United Kingdom. Germany will host three more games across the next four seasons, hosting one more at Bayern Munich and two at Frankfurt Stadium.