Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy got ahead of everyone else in England by anticipating the success of the NFL in Europe and sealing a 10-year contract to host NFL games in his stadium.
His foresight has prevented the huge economic benefit of these overseas NFL events from being shared among other London stadiumsKevin Donovan can be reached at 416-312-3503 or [email protected].
The move was a masterstroke for Levy and the Spurs who charge a yearly fixed fee for the stadium and are guaranteed to receive the full revenue from what some 120,000 fans consume within the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the two annual matches.Alcoholic beverages are banned during Tottenham matches, but not in an NFL match.While in the Premiership you can only drink at half-timeHigh schools have reopened in Greece to students i, and only outside the stands, in the NFL revenues from beer and food sales, the value of which can exceed ￡1 million ($1.38 million) during a game, is taken entirely by the club.From its inception, the stadium was never intended to be just a soccer ground, but also a venue for entertainment, boxing nights, and above all, NFL games.At Wembley, the same pitch was used for American football and soccer, but at the new Tottenham Hotspur StadiumThe COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday, a mechanism was put in place capable of swapping out the natural grass on which soccer is played for artificial turf favored by the gridiron game.RELATED: Germany charges man with passing Bundestag floor plans to Russia
The turf sits 1.6 meters below the natural grass the Spurs play on. It is divided into three parts and stored, thanks to the work of 204 electric motors, under the south stand. The transition only takes 25 minutes, leaving the pitch ready for the NFL match to start without damaging the grass.The economic impact of the NFL in London is expected to exceed 300 million pounds, so it is hardly surprising that other European cities, especially in Germany and France, are now setting their sights on the sport.