“We are committed to hosting NFL games in world-class venues and are excited to partner with Tottenham Hotspur to play games at their future stadium. We share a vision and commitment to creating the best experience for our teams, fans and the local community.” Roger Goodell, Commissioner, NFL
The new stadium has been designed from the outset for multi-use, including a structurally engineered fully retractable pitch – the first for any stadium in the UK – to ensure that the football-playing surface is always in peak condition.
Underneath the grass field will be a synthetic grass surface that would be used for NFL games and other events. This innovative solution also allows greater flexibility in the scheduling of games, reducing the set up time required to prepare the ground for other events.
Dedicated facilities for the NFL – including a home locker room and media suite – are also provided so that at no point are the facilities provided for the Club compromised by the need to cater for other uses.
The NFL is well-known for providing a great match day experience which starts well before the action on the pitch. A key feature of this is the Tailgate parties, which take place at selected venues close by the stadium and in surrounding open areas. Typically these include:
Appearances from NFL legends
Performances from team cheerleaders
Interactive NFL activities
A selection of the best American-style food
Visitors and local residents will be able to engage in these vibrant activities and they will bring added economic benefits to the area.
The addition of NFL into the events calendar will bring increased economic benefits to the area and see the continued promotion of Tottenham on the world stage.
"We shall be delivering the most unique entertainment venue in the world, with the opportunity to bring major events, such as NFL and concerts to Tottenham.”
Daniel Levy, Chairman
Dedicated Dressing Rooms
First NFL match at the New Stadium
Retractable Pitch for NFL
Since 2007, seventeen NFL regular season games have been played at Wembley Stadium and one at Twickenham Stadium with well over a million fans having attending the International Series games in the UK. Many of the sport’s most iconic and famous teams have played including the Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos.
The NFL has also held some high profile fan events attended by over a half a million people in the UK including in some of Central London’s most iconic venues such as Regent Street and Trafalgar Square.
The Club and our Foundation has partnered with NFL’s ‘Play 60’ initiative during recent International Series tours, giving young people from across our local communities access to joint American football/soccer coaching clinics with appearances from San Francisco 49ers (2010 & 2013), Dallas Cowboys (2014), Buffalo Bills (2015), Washington Redskins (2016) and THFC players.