Tottenham Hotspur Stadium expands NFL partnership

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English Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur and the NFL have expanded their partnership, giving Tottenham Hotspur Stadium the official status as the home of the American football league in the UK.

The deal will run until the 2029-30 NFL season.

Under terms of the deal, a minimum of two regular-season NFL games per year will continue to be played at the London venue.

Tottenham’s stadium is the only purpose-built venue for NFL games outside the US, with bespoke facilities including its own playing surface, locker rooms and media areas. Twelve of the league’s 32 teams have already played at the stadium.

“Our partnership with the NFL has been integral to our wider vision for the stadium and delivering a sports and entertainment destination in London,” Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said.

“Creating additional recurring sources of revenue to reinvest in our football activities is a key part of the club’s financial model. NFL gamedays at our stadium are special occasions where we see fans from around the world descend on Tottenham, bringing so much vibrancy to the High Road and supporting our local economy.

“As the NFL continues to grow its fanbase throughout Europe, we are extremely proud to be given official status as the Home of the NFL in the UK and look forward to seeing the excitement that gamedays bring to Tottenham for many more years to come.”

The stadium, which has hosted boxing, rugby league and rugby union contests, as well as concerts and Premier League matches. According to Tottenham, the venue has generated a total of £344m (€400m/$427m) for the local economy every year.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has also hosted NFL events aside from games, including community events, draft picks and academy combines.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said: “Growing the game globally is a major strategic priority for the League. Our commitment to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will allow us to continue to bring extraordinary NFL experiences to fans in London, while creating a positive social and economic impact on the local community.”

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