The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium finally got the opportunity to showcase its ability to host NFL matches last month.
The 62,062 capacity seater arena hosted two regular season games with the Oakland Raiders beating the Chicago Bears which was followed a week later by the Carolina Panthers’ win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The grass field used for Tottenham Hotspur games is retractable, with an artificial turf used for American Football underneath and will be utilised over a ten-year agreement with the NFL.
The stadium was designed as a multi purpose venue with Daniel Levy said to have the vision to host double-header of football in the morning and NFL in the evening (Standard).
San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos has reacted angrily to a report by The Athletic, who suggested his franchise could move to London.
While Wembley is also capable of hosting NFL matches, the Spurs stadium seems the most realistic venue for a future London franchise given its dedicated NFL facilities including changing rooms and pitch.
Spanos strongly denied the reports. “It’s total fucking bullshit,” he told reporters.
“We’re not going to London. We’re not going anywhere. We’re playing in Los Angeles. This is our home, and this is where we are planning to be for a long fucking time. Period.”
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