ALLEN PARK — Talk about an away game.
The Detroit Lions will play their first international regular season game At London’s Wembley Stadium next season.
The NFL made the announcement Thursday morning.
It will be considered a home game for the Lions’ opponent, the Atlanta Falcons.
“We are excited for the opportunity to play on an international stage against a quality NFC opponent. It will be a different challenge for our football team; one that we fully embrace,’’ Lions president Tom Lewand said in a statement.
“The global platform also presents a unique and special opportunity for our fans and business partners to join us in sharing the many positive stories about the City of Detroit, the state of Michigan and the Lions.’’
It will be one of three games in London during the 2014 season. The others will be Dallas vs. Jacksonville and Miami vs. Oakland.
In 1993 the Lions played a preseason game at Wembley Stadium.