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Tottenham To Receive Heavy Funding For Their Estimated £800m Stadium Plans Thanks To The NFL

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Tottenham’s ambitious new stadium project has been ticking along very well. Despite the final costs estimated to cross £800 million, the club are not being hampered in the construction process. Chairman Daniel Levy has managed to get vital funding from various sources across the globe in order to continue the construction. The new stadium will see Tottenham host just over 60,000 spectators at any given moment. Moreover, the plans also include innovative concepts like a tunnel season ticket, which is expected to be the costliest at this new ground.

One of the funding sources appears to have come from the United States, as the NFL has emerged as a key source. It is reported that the NFL will be paying around £10 million each year. This is part of an extended 10-year contract with the NFL in order to host at least two matches each season. The first round of NFL matches will begin from the 2018-19 season, when the stadium is also expected to be ready for hosting football games. Apart from this set figure, it is understood that NFL will also be paying for each match that they play at this ground. As of now, the Wembley has been one of the locations for NFL games outside North America.

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One of the modern amenities that will enable this new stadium to host NFL games is a synthetic surface, which can be retracted. This will be key so that the stadium can be used for the football games using the regular grass pitch. Furthermore, this artificial pitch will also come in handy in order to host concerts or any other events during the off-season. Only last year, Daniel Levy went to the extent of saying that the NFL can even consider this new stadium as their permanent home rather than renting it from Tottenham. This is seen as a wide hint that the club are ready to receive a massive figure in exchange for the NFL bearing brunt of the construction costs.

In response, the NFL executive vice president has confirmed that the league are working towards the possibility of making this new stadium as a permanent home in London by the 2020 campaign.

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