NFL impressed by Tottenham’s new facility


After completing a long-term deal that will see the NFL playing in London for many years to come, Tottenham has really caught the eye of the National Football League.

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Last year, Tottenham struck a 10-year deal with the NFL, allowing the league to play at least two games a season at the team’s new stadium in London come 2018.

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Tottenham’s new state-of-the-art facility will feature a retracting grass field, which holds an artificial playing surface underneath.

The 61,000-seat stadium has caught the attention of the NFL, whose excitement is growing over their new endeavor.

“You can feel the energy and the progress being made,” NFL international executive vice president Mark Waller¬†said. “It’s a great sign. This new stadium is critical for us. It certainly whets the appetite for our games here. Our relationship with the club and the Tottenham community is a very important part of our future plans in the UK.

“We are excited to see the full regeneration plan come to fruition as a key part of creating a great experience for our teams and fans.”