Tottenham have suffered a significant financial blow this evening as it has been confirmed that the club’s stadium will not host NFL matches this year.
The club currently has a 10-year agreement with the NFL to host two matches per season.
Up until today, it was not clear as to whether the games at the venue would go ahead this season due to the uncertainty surrounding international travel and mass events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that the entire American Football season is likely to be completed in the United States.
They revealed that Spurs could lose in excess of £4 million in revenue if the games scheduled to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium are moved.
The NFL have now confirmed the club’s fears by revealing that all the games this season will be played in the NFL teams’ stadia, including those initially scheduled to be played in the UK.
NFL update on 2020 season schedule.
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) May 4, 2020
Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Spurs could suffer additional losses with the Capital’s Summertime Ball, Anthony Joshua’s fight with Kubrat Pulev, and the Guns N’ Roses concert all unlikely to go ahead this summer if Boris Johnson confirms a lockdown extension.
Spurs Web Opinion
Spurs are in an extremely precarious position due to the debt we owe on the stadium. The various events and NFL matches were crucial to repaying the debt on the stadium and the venue was designed with these in mind. The fact that a naming rights deal is yet to be agreed also hasn’t done us any favours.
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