Report: Florentino Perez wants Real Madrid to copy Spurs plan after ESL collapse 

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

According to a report from El Confidencial, Fiorentino Perez wants Real Madrid to copy Tottenham’s plan to host NFL matches at the club’s stadium after the collapse of the European Super League.

Spurs and Real Madrid were two of the 12 clubs who signed up for the Super League, with the North Londoners, along with the five other five members of the Premier League’s ‘big six’ withdrawing from the competition in a matter of days after facing backlash from fans.

Perez and Real Madrid were one of the primary promoters of the Super League and continue to maintain that the proposal could still go ahead. 

The Spanish giants have recently undertaken a £500 million revamp of the Santiago Bernabeu, with the stadium set to see an addition of a retractable roof as well as a 360-degree video screen circling the ground.

Tottenham and Daniel Levy also invested significantly in the club’s new 62,850-capacity stadium, which also has an American football pitch below the retractable football pitch to host NFL matches.

Spurs have signed a ten-year contract with the NFL to host two matches per season and, while both the matches went ahead in the stadium’s opening year in 2019, the games were called off last year due to the pandemic. 

El Confidencial now claim that, with the Super League seemingly dead, Perez wants the refurbished Santiago Bernabeau to host NFL matches in the future in order to generate more revenue. 

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