KANSAS CITY, Mo. (TNS) -- The Chiefs are headed to London in 2015.
The club announced Thursday it will play host to the Detroit Lions on Nov. 1, 2015, in the NFL's International Series at Wembley Stadium -- one of three NFL games in the United Kingdom next year. The game, which will mark the first time the Chiefs play overseas, will be televised locally and nationally on Fox.
"It is an honor for Kansas City to represent the NFL on an international stage," Chiefs president Mark Donovan said in a release. "We are excited for the opportunity this creates for our fans, our city and the global growth of the Chiefs brand."
Because the Chiefs are the home team, they will only play seven regular-season games in 2015 at Arrowhead Stadium, which recently underwent a renovation in which Jackson County taxpayers contributed $250 million.
Donovan, speaking to reporters Thursday, said season-ticket holders would only pay for nine games in 2015 -- two preseason and seven regular-season games -- as opposed to the usual 10.
A team spokesman said Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt would not take questions Thursday. But Lions president Tom Lewand said Thursday that his team "would not have given up a home game in Detroit."