The NFL is scheduled to begin play in Singapore on Sunday, September 2.
In 2017, the league played in a limited capacity in Singapore due to the Singapore government’s “No-Fly Zone,” which bans all foreign and domestic flights to and from the city.
While the city was not one of the first cities to announce its intention to allow the NFL, it did so in a statement on September 2, 2017.
The Singapore Football Association released a press release on Sunday explaining its decision to allow both international and domestic NFL matches in the country.
“We welcome the opportunity to play in the Singapore market and we will be playing a series of matches, with the goal of developing the local sports industry,” the statement read.
“However, in order to promote our game in the region, we are limiting the number of games to a maximum of eight.
As we look ahead to the 2018 season, we believe Singapore is the ideal place for the NFL.”