Spurs don’t need permanent NFL franchise to justify stadium expense

8 October 2019

Photo: Getty Images General view inside the stadium during the NFL match between the Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 06, 2019.

Spurs don’t need a full-time franchise to justify £1.2 billion cost. Paul Jennings, Tottenham’s technology manager, said at the Leaders Sport Business Summit.

It was revealed how much the retractable pitch system cost.

Stadium in NFL mode for the first time.

The new Tottenham stadium switched into NFL mode for the first time at the weekend, as it hosted the Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears.

Spurs have a 10-year agreement with the NFL to host two regular-season games per year. However, chairman Daniel Levy would like to bring in a permanent UK franchise, playing eight home games a year.

But Tottenham do not need a full-time NFL franchise to move into its stadium to justify the £1.2 billion construction costs.

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