Photos: New Spurs Stadium shows off retractable NFL pitch

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Ever since the opening of Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, there has been plenty of praise and hype across the footballing world.

Tottenham began their stay at their new home with a 2-0 victory against London rivals Crystal Palace.

Tottenham’s season at home is over this year with the Champions League final being held in Madrid, allowing Spurs to show off their NFL layout.

The stadium has a retractable pitch with the football pitch sliding underneath the 17,500-seater south stand to reveal the artificial NFL surface.

Tottenham can now host their first two American Football games this year as they begin a ten year deal with the NFL (Guardian).

The first will be the Chicago Bears facing the Oakland Raiders on Sunday October 6, with the second coming a week later with the Carolina Panthers coming up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

These are exciting times for both American Football fans, and Spurs supporters, as the club are putting themselves on the map while drawing in extra revenue.

Football London claim that NFL officials may be visiting the new stadium this month, hence why Tottenham are getting things in order.

Spurs Web Opinion:

While I am no fan of the NFL and rarely watch the sport, I am excited to see Tottenham grow in that side of things. The stadium will always be the home of the Spurs, but renting it out when we don’t need it to rake in a load of cash seems like a stroke of genius to me. As long as Levy reinvests some of this money into the club, which I am sure he will, the future looks bright for Spurs.

 

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