NFL and Tottenham Hotspur Sign 10-Year Deal to Stage NFL Games in New Stadium
July 8, 2015
The National Football League (NFL) and English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have signed a 10-year partnership for two NFL games to be played at the club’s new stadium per year in London.
The new stadium is due to open in the summer of 2018 and will feature a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that would be used for NFL games.
The field will add greater flexibility in the scheduling of games, doctor with the NFL having its own playing surface for games held at this venue.
“With growing enthusiasm for the NFL in the United Kingdom, ambulance we are committed to hosting NFL games in world-class venues and are excited to partner with Tottenham Hotspur to play games at their future stadium, anesthetist ” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“We share a vision and commitment to creating the best experience for our teams, fans and the local community.”
Other NFL games may take place at different venues in the UK during the span of the 10-year agreement however.
The NFL has two seasons remaining on an arrangement with Wembley Stadium, where it has so far staged 11 games since 2007, and are keen to extend the relationship beyond 2016.
Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy said: “We have an opportunity now to deliver one of the most unique sporting and entertainment venues in the world, bringing together the EPL and NFL for the first time.
“The socio-economic benefits this will bring to the area will be immense and demonstrates our commitment to the regeneration of this priority borough in London.”
“We have a compelling and exciting partnership that will play its part as we begin transforming this area of Tottenham.”