The very first-ever NFL game to take place in Germany took place in November 2022 and not only was it a huge success but a few things were caught on camera that were just blowing Americans’ minds.
The first viral sensation that had Americans shaken is the fact that there were over three million ticket requests to come to the Allianz Stadium in Munich, Germany which can only seat 67,000 people.
When tickets for the NFL’s first game in Germany went on sale, more than 770,000 people simultaneously tried to access the site.
3 million people first requested access for a stadium that, today, will hold about 67,000.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) November 13, 2022
Of course, all the seats were filled with a lively crowd with thousands of other fans who couldn’t make it into the stadium still standing outside the stadium to partake in the festivities of the game.
On top of that, Americans watching from home and those who flew internationally to watch the game were blown away when the entire stadium started singing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and knew every word by heart.
Even when the song stopped playing on the speakers, it didn’t stop fans from singing. In fact, the crowd actually sang the song louder when the music turned off, which was very impressive to people who were tuned into the game.
Just watch the entire stadium at Allianz Arena singing to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (very popular with the Oktoberfest crowd, I have learned) in the final two minutes pic.twitter.com/PwMUG2Z08n
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) November 13, 2022
But what had many Americans jealous is the stadium was selling massive pitchers of beer at the concession stands.
“Can you imagine if we did this at American stadiums?” Barstool Sports wrote on their website about the pitchers of beer.
One viral photo posted to Twitter by TSN Sports shows a man and woman walking back to their seats in the stands, the woman with a full pitcher of beer in her hand and the man with two pitchers of beer in his hands, one full and one less than half full.
“The beers at the Seahawks vs. Buccaneers game in Munich are full on pitchers,” TSN Sports wrote on Twitter.
— Jo Lupo (@town_of_eureka) November 13, 2022
The first-ever NFL game in Munich, Germany was the Buccaneers against the Seattle Seahawks and the Buccaneers ended up winning 21 – 16.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady also set another record during that game by becoming the first quarterback to start a game in four countries (U.S., Mexico, England, and Germany).
That night Brady also became 4-0 in his career for the international games he’s played. Against the Seahawks, Brady completed 22 of 29 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns and one interception against Seattle.