Tottenham wants to own NFL team in London, proposes football-soccer doubleheader

Written By Gabrielle McMillen
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The Tottenham Hotspur is gunning for the ultimate American and English football experience.

The soccer club wants to own it's own NFL team when its revamped stadium is complete in 2018, something chairman Daniel Levy thinks is completely feasible.

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The plan already has taken a step in the right direction with the new White Hart Lane stadium to play host to two NFL games per year starting in 2018, but Levy wants more.

“We worked together because it needed to be viewed as a combined joint soccer and NFL stadium,” Levy told ESPN. “In fact, the way we designed the whole experience is one side of the stadium is a dedicated soccer entrance and the other side is a dedicated NFL entrance. If it ever got to a stage where the NFL decided it wanted to have a permanent team in London, this stadium could literally be, whatever the team was, their stadium as opposed to an NFL team feeling they’re renting Tottenham’s stadium."

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Levy even claims the Premier League team and NFL team could play a doubleheader on the same day in the 61,000-seat stadium. The folks in London already have shown their support of the NFL, with Wembley Stadium being packed for the NFL International Series.

“We would welcome very much close cooperation with the NFL and a dedicated team," Levy said. "Obviously a decision is entirely theirs whether they do bring a team to the UK, and where it would be located is something that would be talked about. But, yes, we would be very much welcome to that scenario.”

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