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No London Game for the Bears if the Lockout Lasts Past August 1st

The NFL announced has announced that the Bears will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London this season. The game will be in Wembley Stadium on Oct. 23. If the labor problems last until Aug. 1, the game will be re-scheduled for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

The Bucs will return to the British capital for the second time in three years, having lost to the New England Patriots at Wembley in 2009. For the Bears, the game on Oct. 23 will mark the 25th anniversary of having played a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys at the stadium. “Our past four games in London have demonstrated the tremendous passion for NFL football that exists in the UK,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.

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