NFL regular-season game in London a hot ticket

LONDON -- The first regular season NFL game outside North
America is shaping up as a hot ticket.

The first 40,000 tickets for the Oct. 28 game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants at the new Wembley Stadium sold in 90
minutes Wednesday.

"The speed in which such a large number of tickets were snapped
up ... demonstrates the great excitement and appetite for the game
in this country," said Alistair Kirkwood, managing director of NFL
UK. "We know that the last few tickets available in this first
batch will be gone very soon."

The first batch of tickets went to fans in Britain and the rest
of Europe selected randomly from registered ticket requests.

Sales in the United States to Giants and Dolphins fans are
expected to begin within a week. Further tickets will be released
to fans in Britain next month.

About 10,000 fans are expected to travel from the United States,
a fraction of the anticipated sellout crowd of 90,000.

Prices range from about $90 (euro66.50) to $180 (euro133), using a
pricing structure similar to this weekend's FA Cup final between
Manchester United and Chelsea.