“Our door is very much open” – Levy admits he is open to US deal

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Daniel Levy has admitted that he is open to the prospect of an NFL team moving their franchise to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The North London venue opened its doors to host American Football for the first time in October when it hosted the Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears followed by the Carolina Panthers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on successive Sundays in October.

An NFL team moving to a different location is something which is not new, the Oakland Raiders are about to swap the bay area of California for the lights of Las Vegas from next season.

The potential for a London NFL franchise is something which has been debated over recent years following the dramatic growth of the game in the UK (Newsweek) which could come in the form of a US team relocating to these shores or the NFL creating a new expansion team.

The current agreement between Spurs and the NFL is a ten-year deal to host two matches a year at the stadium, with Levy certainly interested in more.

“It is up to the 32 NFL owners to decide whether they want to relocate a team to the UK,” Levy told the Evening Standard

“They have made no decision on whether that is going to happen now or in the future. All I know is we have a fully compliant NFL stadium within our own stadium.

“We would love them to play more games in London and the two played at our stadium were incredibly successful. We very much hope, if not a team, that we will have more games. Our door is very much open.”

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