NFL comes to Wembley

Thousands of American Football fans have filled Wembley Stadium to watch the first of two NFL games being played in the capital. The Minnesota Vikings are facing the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tinie Tempah, Gene Simmons perform at NFL match

Tinie Tempah and Gene Simmons were among the acts to perform in the lead up to the Minnesota Vikings' match against the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight at Wembley Stadium.

The Kiss bassist sung 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to a packed crowd prior to kick off.

Tinie Tempah accompanied by Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders before the NFL International Series match.
Tinie Tempah accompanied by Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders before the NFL International Series match. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons sang the US National Anthem at the NFL International Series match.
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons sang the US National Anthem at the NFL International Series match. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders stand with their hands on their hearts for the US National Anthem.
Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders stand with their hands on their hearts for the US National Anthem. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Vikings fans show their support ahead of the match against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium.
Vikings fans show their support ahead of the match against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform at Wembley Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Vikings storm Wembley amid clouds of smoke

Smoke billowing from timber doors welcomed the Minnesota Vikings to the Wembley field ahead of their clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers this evening.

The teams tweeted video and pictures of the atmosphere from the ground before kick off.

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Fans arrive at Wembley for NFL International Series

Wembley Stadium will tonight host the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers in the first of two NFL International Series matches to be played in London this year.

Minnesota Vikings fans who are among the 84,000 fans expected to attend tonight's match at Wembley Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings fans who are among the 84,000 fans expected to attend tonight's match at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Tonight's Steelers vs Vikings match is the first of two NFL International Series matches to be played in London this year.
Tonight's Steelers vs Vikings match is the first of two NFL International Series matches to be played in London this year. Credit: Twitter/@widianemoussa
Pittsburgh Steelers fans at the seventh international NFL game to be held in London.
Pittsburgh Steelers fans at the seventh international NFL game to be held in London. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Minnesota Vikings fans on Wembley Way prior to tonight's NFL International Series match.
Minnesota Vikings fans on Wembley Way prior to tonight's NFL International Series match. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire