Wembley: NFL owner Shahid Khan makes bid for iconic stadium

    Wembley Stadium hosts England's international matches as well as other major fixtures.

    Story highlights

    • Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise, bids to buy Wembley
    • Khan's offer for the iconic London soccer stadium said to be worth $1.4bn
    • NFL says the offer is a "powerful sign" of Khan's intent to grow the sport in the UK

    (CNN)It's the home of English football and one of the most iconic venues in world sport — and it could be about to get a new American owner.

    The English Football Association confirmed Thursday it has received an offer to buy Wembley Stadium, while Shahid Khan, the owner of the NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars, revealed he was behind the reported $1.4 billion bid.
      The NFL has hosted games at Wembley, located in north London, since 2007 with three further games set to take place in October.
      The Jacksonville Jaguars have already played five games at Wembley over the last six years, most recently in October 2017.