Tottenham Hotspur stadium news: NFL side Oakland Raiders could spend season at new London arena
Tottenham are reportedly in talks with Oakland Raiders about sharing the Premier League side’s new stadium next season.
The NFL side are currently set to be homeless next year after their lease ran out at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, while their new home in Las Vegas won’t be ready until 2020.
This series of events could see the Raiders play their eight home matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which has a separate pitch for American football games.
Spurs are due to host two International Series games at the arena already but that would rise to 10 if they come to a deal with the Raiders.
According to the Daily Mail, the NFL side have several options on the table, including playing across the bay at AT&T Park, home of San Francisco’s baseball team, sharing the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Or they could even play in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, which was vacated by the Chargers in 2017.
NFL commentator and writer Ray Glazer revealed: “London is now an option for the Raiders. It is being discussed for them to play there next year. They are still trying to figure it out.
“The Raiders are discussing it. Do they play four home games, four away games, and back and forth again? “The Raiders don’t have a home next year. London is a possibility as of now.”
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If the move to London does happen the NFL will consider it as a serious test as to whether London could possibly have its own franchise.
Source: SportsLatest TS