The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a historic bid to stage the Super Bowl at their home stadium.
The Super Bowl is the annual playoff championship game of the National Football League – the cup final of the NFL in footballing terms.
Spurs have close links with the NFL, having agreed to a 10-year staging contract to host two regular-season matches at their stadium each year.
The Mail have now revealed that the North London club are planning on going a step further by making a bid to host the Super Bowl.
The report states that the NFL are considering taking the Super Bowl outside the United States from 2026.
However, it is explained that the biggest issue Spurs might face from winning the bid to host the event would be London’s time zone.
The kick-off would have to be very late to suit the domestic American TV market, which could allegedly lead to objections from Haringey Council.
The Mail add that Spurs could face competition for the privilege to host the event from other venues like Stadium Australia in Sydney.
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Having the opportunity to host the Super Bowl would be a huge financial boost for Spurs. Even though the club might not get a hosting fee or be eligible for the proceeds from ticket sales, they would still be able to make a lot of money.
It was reported that Spurs made £1m in just drink sales from the clash between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears which they hosted back in 2019 (Football.London). That figure would go up considerably if the Super Bowl is hosted at the venue.
In addition, it would also give the club a lot more exposure in the United States, which is one of the fastest-growing football markets in the world.
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