Spurs To Host NFL Games From 2018
The NFL in the UK is here to stay. Yesterday it was announced thatt Tottenham Hotspur will host 2 regular season games per year for 10 yeas once their shiny new stadium opens in 2018. This follows on from the success of the NFL international series that has gone from strength to strength since the first game at Wembley in 2007.
The new White Hart Lane has been confirmed as a 61,000 all seater stadium that will focus on the atmosphere while delivering the optimum performance for both fans and players. A retractable pitch will allow an artificial pitch to play host to the NFL games while the grass version can be re-introduced at the flick of a switch (we assume there is a big button – if there isn’t then there should be). A new set of images have been released this week and the stadium does look impressive.
Increased capacity – up from 56,250 to 61,000 with the largest single tier stand in the UK, increased to 17,000. pic.twitter.com/3FDBsuNIFh
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2015
This isn’t the best news for Wembley but it is important to note that this 10 year agreement means that a minimum of 2 games will be played at White Hart Lane. Any other games that are added to the International Series could still be played at Wembley or perhaps even any other stadium in the UK. It would be interesting to see other stadiums in the UK host an NFL game but we loved seeing 85,000 fans packed into Wembley creating a great atmosphere in the process. We were in London for Cowboys @ Jags game in 2014 and despite it being a slight mis-match in quality you cant help but love the whole spectacle.
What do you think of the news that the NFL will be moving to White Hart Lane in 2018? Will you be heading to North London to watch NFL in the UK? Let us know over on Twitter.