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The NFL and Tottenham Hotspur announced that they have reached agreement for a minimum of two games per year to be played during a 10-year partnership at the English Premier League team’s new stadium in London.
The proposed state-of-the-art stadium, due to open in 2018, will feature a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that would be used for NFL games. The venue will be multi-use and capable of hosting other sporting, entertainment and community events.
“With growing enthusiasm for the NFL in the United Kingdom, 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,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
In addition to the minimum of two games per year at the new Tottenham site, other NFL games may take place at different venues in the UK during the span of the 10-year agreement.
“We have an opportunity now to deliver one of the most unique sports, leisure and entertainment venues in the world, bringing together the EPL and NFL for the first time,” said Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur. “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.
This news suggests that Tottenham’s new stadium will be yet another world-class stadium for London, it is also a state of intention that the NFL are keen to expand their franchise within the UK.
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