With Thursday night heralding the latest instalment of NBA games played in the UK we look at the other sporting events over the years that have taken a step outside the local arena and traveled the world.
The games have branched out to reach a new audience or interact with a pre existing audience and have produced some fantastic games.
The NFL now plays three regular season games a year in England and the NHL has two outdoor games a year.
So to celebrate, GMS Academy member Tom Leak has picked out five of the best examples in recent years...
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