The first of the games will mark the debut of the NFL in the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, a project the league has worked with the English soccer club on. The others are the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Seattle Seahawks vs. the Oakland Raiders. By playing games on three consecutive weeks we will learn a lot, both from the fans buying tickets and attending games, and from a logistics and organisational standpoint. The NFL is yet to decide which game will be on October 21 in Week 7 and which slots into Week 8 on October 28.
The move to play three games instead of four at just Tottenham's stadium coincides with the team's ambitions to become home to a UK-based National Football League team.
It will be played on the stadium's artificial surface, which sits beneath the retractable grass pitch.
"When we played the first game here we had no idea if we were ever coming back", Waller said.
The team's remaining home games for the next two years will be played at the Bolts' temporary home, the StubHub Center.Читайте также: India may push Pakistan to curb terror funding in Paris FATF plenary
"This is a milestone year for the club as we look ahead to the opening of our new stadium and all that it will bring to the area of Tottenham", Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said.
"It's been 10 years since we last played in London, and other than the outcome of the game, the experience there among the worldwide fans was pretty cool", Rivers said in the team's statement.
'The NFL will bring a whole new audience to the local area, showcase Tottenham and bring further economic and social benefits with truly global coverage and attraction'.
The NFL has contributed $13.5 million toward the tailoring of the stadium.
"It is very exciting", said Levy.
"It was an honor to be part of the early wave of regular-season games played overseas back then, and it is every bit the honor to represent the league in London this time around".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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