London calling: NFL set to expand UK presence

London calling NFL set to expand UK presence

London’s love affair with American Football is growing.

The NFL announced Tuesday that it has agreed a 10-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur to hold two games a year at the Premier League soccer club’s new stadium from 2018.

Tottenham, based in north London, is planning to finish the construction of its new £400 million ($615 million) stadium — which will have a capacity of 61,000 — in time for the 2018-19 season.

London’s Wembley Stadium has held NFL matches since 2007, with games selling out regularly, giving encouragement to those who want an NFL franchise based in the UK capital.

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