Spurs received confirmation yesterday that the NFL fixtures scheduled to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The club currently has a 10-year agreement with the NFL to host two matches per season.
However, the NFL revealed yesterday that all games this season will be played in the teams’ stadia, including those initially scheduled to be played in the UK.
This means that the Lilywhites could lose over £4 million in revenue which they would have earned from gate receipts and food and drink sales during the two matches (Daily Mail).
Responding to the development, the club took to social media to give their best wishes to the NFL for the season ahead and hoped to have the competition back at the stadium next year.
Best wishes for the season ahead and we look forward to seeing you at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2021. ? https://t.co/BsRrWciLxi
— Tottenham Hotspur (at ?) (@SpursOfficial) May 4, 2020
With reports suggesting that the Premier League is considering the possibility of playing next season behind closed doors (Sky Sports), it is unclear if American football will return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.
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With many scientists and epidemiologists suggesting that a second wave of COVID-19 is likely to hit later this year, it is anybody’s guess when things will go back to normal. It is looking like it might be a while yet before we see fans at any ground.
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