The first NFL game in Germany is also a very special one for superstar Tom Brady. "You won't remember all the games in your career, but you will remember this one," said the 45-year-old quarterback before the game in Munich's Allianz Arena.
On Sunday from 3:30 p.m. Brady meets the Seattle Seahawks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "All life consists of memories, this is one. It's my first time in Germany. I'll definitely be back," said the seven-time Super Bowl winner.
Around 67,000 football fans are expected at the home ground of FC Bayern Munich. His friend Sebastian Vollmer, a former German NFL professional, told him "that the German audience at football games is the best in the world," Brady revealed: "I'll be excited, and the fans will be too."
By the way, the NFL superstar already has a suitable outfit for his walk through the English Garden. After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first practice session on Friday, a media representative presented the seven-time Superbowl champion with a pair of leather pants, drawing a laugh from the journalists in attendance. The red and white club emblem of the Bucs was embroidered into the Bavarian costume. "How would it look like when I wear these after the game?" Brady joked, beaming as he held his new garment in front of the cameras.
The game in Munich should only be the start of a very big German NFL vision. It is already clear that the Bavarian state capital will share three more main round games with Frankfurt in the next three years. "But of course we want to play more games here in the future. Our number 1 goal is fan growth. We want to get more fans excited about the sport and give more people access to this sport," said Germany's NFL boss Alexander Steinforth in conversation with the German Press Agency.