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NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby NYBF » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:02 am

http://www.espn.co.uk/football/tottenha ... um-sources

The NFL is helping to fund Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium and has contributed £10 million ($12.8m) to the project so far, sources have told ESPN FC.

The initial payment, recorded in the club's financial results, will go towards the tailoring of the 61,000-seater stadium for the hosting of NFL matches.

It is the first part of a significant contribution from the NFL to the overall cost of Spurs' new home, which it is estimated will be around £800m.

Tottenham have agreed a 10-year deal for the NFL to host a minimum of two matches per year at the stadium, which is expected to open for the start of the 2018-19 season.

The NFL will also pay the club a set fee every time it uses the venue.

The new stadium will include a retractable synthetic surface, set beneath the grass pitch, that will be used for NFL games.

Spurs will use the artificial surface for events including concerts, and the sources said the NFL would therefore not foot the entire bill for it.

The organisation will, however, pay for other features including four NFL-sized locker rooms and additional medical and media suites.

Speaking last year, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy told ESPN: "If it ever got to a stage where the NFL decided it wanted to have a permanent team in London, this stadium could literally be their stadium as opposed to an NFL team feeling they're renting Tottenham's stadium."

Mark Waller, the NFL executive vice-president who is working with Levy on the project, has said the NFL hopes to have a permanent franchise in London by 2020.

Last month, Tottenham director Donna-Maria Cullen revealed that the cost of the new stadium, adjacent to White Hart Lane, had nearly doubled from the original £400m estimate, partly down to the weakening of the pound after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Very interesting. Particularly the part about a London NFL franchise "this stadium could literally be their stadium."
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby Doctor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:02 am

With Concord making it's return soon as well as others trying their hand (Boom) soon, crossing the Atlantic in less than 4 hours will make having a team there that much more feasible.

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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby 81mm Shake and Bake » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:03 pm

Ever since the Spurs fired Coach Lasso, I stopped caring about all this stuff.
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby Moozician » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:09 pm

Doctor wrote:With Concord making it's return soon as well as others trying their hand (Boom) soon, crossing the Atlantic in less than 4 hours will make having a team there that much more feasible.

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I'm not so sure that anyone put any real thought into that company name...
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby DominatingD55 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:27 pm

Sounds like John Madden was in on the marketing.
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby sanka » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:52 pm

We meet these sons of bitches tomorrow at Wembley for FA Cup semi final.....Cmon Chelsea!

We are going to remind them blue is still the color, football(not American football) is the game, and Chelsea is the club! Cmon Lads!!!!!
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby Doctor » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm

My guess is they were playing off the term sonic boom.
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby PrimeMinister » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Doctor wrote:My guess is they were playing off the term sonic boom.


Probably, but that doesn't change anything.
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby The Outsider » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 pm

Obligatory.

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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby sanka » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:07 pm

Blue is still the color!!!!

Hahaha

What a match blokes!!!

Chelsea beat Hotspurs 4-2!!
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby Selmon Rules » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:08 pm

Isn't there a kickball thread in "Other Sports" forum???
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Re: NFL helping fund new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Postby Caradoc » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:46 am

How dare you compare footsie to kickball?
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