Manchester City rejected Tottenham Hotspur’s offer of switching Monday night’s Premier League fixture to the Etihad Stadium, according to ESPN sources.
Due to the delay of the opening of Tottenham’s new 62,062 seater stadium, the match is being held at Wembley which in turn will host an American Football match between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars a little over 24 hours before.
The fixture was originally scheduled to be held on Sunday after being selected for live television coverage by Sky Sports, only for it to be moved to Monday night as a result of Wembley’s prior booking.
The NFL also staged a match at the national stadium last Sunday which has led to City and notably Kevin De Bruyne voicing his concerns about the potential state of the playing surface.
The pitch will still feature the distinctive NFL logos and markings, but it is not expected that it will cause an inconvenience to the players.
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