Tuesday, November 21News For London

NFL commissioner comes to Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur has agreed to a 10-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) to host games within their new stadium once completed, starting next season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was given a tour of the grounds by Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy Monday on the 30th of October, following the completion of this season’s NFL games in London.

Levy said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome the NFL to Tottenham and for them to see the vision that we share becoming a reality right in front of us,” as reported by the Daily Mail.

“We have worked closely with them throughout this project and their involvement will play a significant part in helping us create one of the most compelling venues for sports and entertainment in the world, right here in Tottenham.”

The Guardian reported that the stadium will consist of an artificial surface which will be installed under the regular grass pitch used by Spurs to host regular season NFL games at a minimum of twice a year.

 

Levy expects a positive impact on the surrounding area of the new multi-purpose stadium, according to The Guardian.

“The socio-economic benefits this will bring to the area will be immense and demonstrates our commitment to the regeneration of this priority borough in London,” Levy said in The Guardian.

It was reported by the Daily Mail that Goodell also brought along NFL executive vice president Mark Waller, head of international and events, to check out the progress of the stadium in north London.

Following the completion of the 2017 London NFL games, fans around the city are eager to watch American Football in this new state-of-the-art White Hart Lane beginning next season.