English Premier League (EPL) football club Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly exploring the possibility of teaming up with a National Football League (NFL) franchise to build a new stadium in London.
Tottenham has allegedly appointed stadium architect Populous to design a new 65,000-seat multi-purpose venue to be shared with an NFL team. The firm also designed the Emirates Stadium, the 60,000-seat home of Tottenham’s north London rival Arsenal.
“Tottenham Hotspur has always seen the new stadium as being at the heart of the regeneration of the area and this process can be enhanced through future-proofing the design, as well as increasing the functionality of the stadium. The club intends to continue to examine all options as it refines its plans,” a club spokesperson told the Mail on Sunday.
The NFL, which is thought to be considering London as a destination for a permanent franchise in the coming years, has been increasing its presence in the city by committing in-season fixtures at Wembley Stadium. The new stadium report also follows NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and EPL Fulham owner Shahid Khan last week proposing to host NFL games at Fulham's Craven Cottage.
Tottenham, which plays at 36,000-seat White Hart Lane, scrapped plans for a new £400 million, 56,000-capacity stadium earlier this year.