The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosted its first American Football game yesterday when the Oakland Raiders took on the Chicago Bears.

The match was the first of two NFL matches which will be played in North London with the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers next to pay a visit on Sunday.

The Raiders won the match 24-21 with a touchdown from the 2-yard line with just 1:57 to left to play.

The showpiece was not only a historic event in the young life of the state of the art stadium but it also set a new attendance record for the venue.

60,463 supporters packed into the stadium which beat the previous record of the 60,407 that watched Spurs take on Aston Villa in the opening Premier League match of the current season.


Daniel Levy will certainly be rubbing his hands at the prospect of a full stadium and the extra revenue it will bring in to the football club, however, whether any of it will benefit the playing side of Tottenham remains to be seen.

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