Experience Kissimmee Becomes Official Travel Destination of the NFL London Series Games

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022 0


Experience Kissimmee, the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida,  and the National Football League UK today announced a partnership that names Experience Kissimmee as the official Travel Destination of the NFL in the UK. The venture, the first of its kind, aspires to promote brand awareness and shine the spotlight on this popular Central Florida destination.


The sponsorship will kick off with the NFL London Games, featuring: Minnesota Vikings vs. New  Orleans Saints (2 October), New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers (9 October) and Denver Broncos vs.  Jacksonville Jaguars (30 October). In 2021, the NFL London Games produced a global viewership of more  than seven million, with 122,000 attending two sold-out games at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


Kissimmee, trademarked as the Vacation Home Capital of the World, houses fun and excitement for all  ages through outdoor activities to world-class theme parks. The deal with the NFL in the UK will offer  Experience Kissimmee marketing opportunities inside both Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley  Stadium, as well as online digital assets, to showcase Kissimmee as a family-oriented destination,  whether it be enjoying the attractions, dining at unique local restaurants or taking part in the American  tradition of watching a game from the comfort of a vacation home.


“We are truly excited to partner with the NFL on their London Series,” said DT Minich, President/CEO  of Experience Kissimmee. “The United Kingdom has been and continues to be our largest international  market with more than 800,000 visitors to our destination in 2019. This opportunity will further our  reach with our great visitors from the UK but will also enable us to connect with key markets across  the United States.”


In addition to the NFL London Games, Experience Kissimmee is proud to also support the NFL UK Flag Football program, a non-contact version of American Football that has been gaining popularity in the UK  over the past five years. The NFL UK’s flag program champions inclusivity, diversity and teaching of  strong values through wellbeing and character development for school children from the age of 10.


Henry Hodgson, Managing Director of NFL UK, said: “We are very pleased to be partnering with  Experience Kissimmee. Together we can create some exciting opportunities to connect with new  audiences and to expand the sport.”


“It is a great honor to work with the NFL not only with the London Games, but also beyond,” said John  Poole, Executive Director of Kissimmee Sports Commission. “We believe this is a great opportunity to  receive year-round exposure to a core target audience in the UK. The program is now in more than  380 schools across 20-plus UK regions, and this will allow us to connect with multiple markets across  the UK.”


This is the second major sports sponsorship that Experience Kissimmee has had in the UK. They previously sponsored West Ham United from 2016-2022.

Learn more about Experience Kissimmee

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