The National Football League and England's Tottenham Hotspur have reached an agreement for NFL teams to play at the soccer club's new stadium starting in 2018. ESPN reports that the partnership will be for a Tottenham-NFL partnership lasting 10 years, with two NFL games per year at the London stadium.
"The NFL and Tottenham Hotspur today announced that they have reached agreement for a minimum of two games per year to be played during a 10-year partnership at the English Premier League team's new stadium in London,” the club said in an official release via its website. "The state-of-the-art stadium, due to open in the summer of 2018, will feature a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath that would be used for NFL games. This innovative field will add greater flexibility in the scheduling of games, with the NFL having its own playing surface for games held at this venue. This field will be multiuse and capable of hosting other sporting, entertainment and community events."
Tottenham was given an OK earlier this year to start building the new stadium in March. Since 2007, NFL games have been held at Wembley Stadium, a 90,000-seat venue that is the second largest stadium in Europe. The Tottenham stadium will seat 61,000 spectators.