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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was granted status as the "Home of the NFL in the UK" in an expanded partnership that assures at least two regular-season NFL games per year will be played at the facility.
To date, 12 of the league's 32 teams have played at the venue, and two games are scheduled there for the 2023 NFL London Games in October.
"Our partnership with the NFL has been integral to our wider vision for the stadium and delivering a sports and entertainment destination in London. Creating additional recurring sources of revenue to reinvest in our football activities is a key part of the Club's financial model," said Daniel Levy, chairman, Tottenham Hotspur.
"NFL gamedays at our stadium are special occasions where we see fans from around the world descend on Tottenham, bringing so much vibrancy to the High Road and supporting our local economy. As the NFL continues to grow its fanbase throughout Europe, we are extremely proud to be given official status as the Home of the NFL in the UK and look forward to seeing the excitement that gamedays bring to Tottenham for many more years to come."
London mayor Sadiq Khan said the economic boost of hosting two games per year is 300 million pounds -- or $372 million.
"We are excited to extend our partnership with Tottenham Hotspur through the 2029-2030 season and look forward to hosting future NFL games in the world-class Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as the Official Home of the NFL in the UK," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "Growing the game globally is a major strategic priority for the League. Our commitment to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will allow us to continue to bring extraordinary NFL experiences to fans in London, while creating a positive social and economic impact on the local community."
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills on Oct. 8 and the Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans the following week.
The NFL London series kicks off Oct. 1 with the Atlanta Falcons playing the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.
--Field Level Media