Further NFL matches to be held at the new Spurs stadium

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The NFL have revealed that they will be hosting two four regular-season games at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in 2019, with a further two scheduled for Wembley.

The encounter between the Oakland Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks on October 14th was set to be the first game to be held at the 62,062 seater stadium but had to be moved to Wembley after the opening was delayed due to issues with critical safety systems.

In 2015, Tottenham agreed on a 10-year partnership with the NFL to host American Football at their new home. The stadium features two playing surfaces, a grass retractable pitch that sits directly above an artificial surface, with the latter being used for NFL matches, music concerts and other events.

The real grass football pitch sits in three pitch-long steel trays, each weighing in excess of 3,000 tonnes, and will retract under the South Stand to reveal the artificial playing surface underneath.

It will take approximately 25 minutes to switch from one surface to another.

On Friday, Spurs released a statement on their official website confirming that the stadium will not open until 2019.

As a result, the Premier League fixtures against Chelsea, Southampton, Burnley, Bournemouth and Wolves will take place at the national stadium.

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