LONDON — The NFL is streamer to a new finish in London, and the first match-up at English Premier League bar Tottenham will be the Oakland Raiders against the Seattle Seahawks in October.
That’s if the 60,000-plus ability stadium, which has been designed to accommodate soccer and NFL, is finished in time for Week 6.
While Tottenham is certain that building work is on report on the White Hart Lane site where its prior track was demolished last year, the NFL has strait plans to pierce the Oct. 14 diversion to Wembley Stadium.
The home of the England inhabitant soccer group is where the NFL will be entertainment another two games after Raiders-Seahawks match-up, giving London 3 uninterrupted weeks of American football for the first time.
The Philadelphia Eagles will play the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tennessee Titans will take on the Los Angeles Chargers. The NFL is nonetheless to confirm which diversion will be on Oct. 21 in Week 7 and which slots into Week 8 on Oct. 28.
“It’s a good training for us, it’s another test for us,” Mark Waller, the NFL’s executive clamp boss of international, pronounced Thursday at the site of Tottenham’s new stadium. “If we were ever to put a authorization in the UK we would need to know we can do 3 uninterrupted weekends.”
The NFL had designed to theatre two games in the 2018 deteriorate at Tottenham, which was runner-up in the Premier League last season. But Tottenham, which is using Wembley as its own proxy home this season, doesn’t wish the weight of two NFL fixtures when it is still settling into its new, unnamed stadium.
“We have combined something very unique,” Tottenham authority Daniel Levy pronounced at the proclamation of fixtures. “We still have another 6 or 7 months of really tough work of construction.”
Tottenham has sealed a 10-year agreement for games with the NFL.
“We very much wish there will be a authorization in London and we would very much like this track to be used for that club,” Levy said. “We haven’t insincere there is going to be a franchise. It’s very much the desire.”
The new track was designed with NFL-sized changing bedrooms and to safeguard the weed soccer representation can be retracted and kept under lights next the stands when the synthetic surface is compulsory for NFL.
Waller pronounced they “don’t wish to alienate” fans of Tottenham’s rivals by being so closely compared with one Premier League team.
“We will need to get that right,” Waller said. “But we are also personification at Wembley so there will be copiousness of other opportunities for fans to go elsewhere as well. It also puts an responsibility on us to safeguard we are courteous about how we conduct all the relationships.”
By the finish of the year, 29 of the NFL’s 32 franchises will have played in London given regular-season games were first played in the British collateral in 2007.
“When we played the first diversion here we had no thought if we were ever coming back,” Waller said.
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