The Club & the @NFL have reached agreement for a minimum of two games per year to be played during a 10-year partnership at our new stadium.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2015
For NFL fans not fond of teams traveling overseas to play games in the United Kingdom, you might want to look away. The NFL announced early Wednesday morning they have agreed to a new deal with Tottenham Hotspur which will guarantee at least two games to be played overseas for the next decade.
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Notice in the previous statement, the words 'at least' were used, keeping the door open not only for more games to be played in the United Kingdom, but the potential for a franchise to move there remains a possibility. Tottenham Hotspur will be opening a new stadium in 2018, which will not only house the Premier League team, but will be where NFL games will be held.
Many teams who have made the trek to the United Kingdom have often complained about the playing surface of Wembley Stadium not being suited for American Football. Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium will have a solution by having a grass surface for soccer which can roll out to reveal an artificial turf surface underneath for the NFL.
Our new stadium, due to open in 2018, will feature a retractable grass pitch with an artificial surface underneath to be used for NFL games.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 8, 2015
It seems the NFL in the United Kingdom isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and if you are like me, you don't mind those 9:00 a.m. EST game starts which give you wall-to-wall NFL action on Sundays.