Saints London game a hot ticket

American football might not be the national game of England, but it is becoming more popular.
On Friday, the 15,000 tickets available in the second general admission sale for the NFL regular-season game at Wembley Stadium sold out in 30 minutes.
Last month, the first 40,000 tickets for the Oct. 26 game between the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints were sold in 90 minutes.
“Once again this demonstrates the huge interest in the sport in the UK,” said Alistair Kirkwood, managing director of the NFL’s United Kingdom office. “Fans here are excited to be able to see two teams of this caliber playing in the UK, and with a full Wembley Stadium, we expect the atmosphere to be electric when the Saints and Chargers take the field.”

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6/27/08