Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be given official status as the Home of the NFL in the United Kingdom after the Premier League club and NFL announced an expansion of their partnership through the 2029–2030 season that will see a minimum of two regular season games a year played at the stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur stadium is the only venue purpose-built for NFL games outside of the United States with its own playing surfce, locker rooms and media areas.
“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 of 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.”
Twelve of the league’s 32 teams having played at the stadium; the first game was in 2019 when the Chicago Bears beat the Oakland Raiders. Last year’s games included New Orleans against Minnesota and the New York Giants against Green Bay, the first time the Packers played a game abroad. This year’s two games at the venue will be in October with Jacksonville playing Buffalo and Tennessee against Baltimore.
“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,” 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 has also hosted additional NFL events, including an NFL Foundation UK community event delivered in partnership with Tottenham Hotspur and Nike; the NFL Academy Combine, where young players from across the UK showcased football skills, with the ambition to join the NFL Academy program and the NFL International Combine, where prospects from more than 12 countries are identified as part of the NFL International Player Pathway program.
“London is the sporting capital of the world and this expanded partnership between Tottenham Hotspur and NFL is fantastic news for Tottenham and our city,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan said. “Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has fast become a beacon for world-class football and entertainment, boosting London’s local economy by over £300m every year. With further NFL matches taking place at the stadium, sports fans everywhere will be able to enjoy even more of what our great capital has to offer.”