Dates set for London games

Dates set for London games

Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium will host it's first NFL game when the Oakland Raiders take on Seattle Seahawks on October 14, the North American league announced on Thursday.

The Seahawks are one of six teams that have yet to play across the pond, and NFL UK's managing director has expressed a desire to get those teams over there, according to The News Tribune.

"We are very excited about playing our first game at Tottenham's magnificent new stadium and will follow our usual pattern of playing one game in our first season at a new venue, as we did at Wembley and Twickenham in previous years".

There will be three consecutive weeks of matches in London.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Wembley Stadium, Oct. 21 or 28.

The Wembley matches will see Philadelphia Eagles face Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans take on Los Angeles Chargers, with one of the matches played on October 21 and the other on October 28. But they play the Chargers in their temporary, 27,000-seat StubHub Center digs in 2019, making London a likely landing spot for that game with the team announcing Thursday that it will host one global game in 2018 and '19. Tottenham Hotspur and the league will split gate receipts and food, drink and merchandise sales from NFL games there. All three of the designated road teams will be making their first trip to London for a regular-season game.

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The new Tottenham stadium will feature the world's first dividing, retractable soccer pitch - with an artificial surface underneath that will be used for National Football League games and concerts - and a dedicated National Football League entrance.

Levy said: 'Our vision was always to deliver far more than a stadium - we have looked to create a new sport and leisure destination for London and to start real place change in Tottenham - an area about which we are passionate.

Wembley will also continue the host two games per season up until 2020 having began in 2007 with the New York Giants against the Miami Dolphins.

"The NFL holds huge value and importance to Wembley Stadium".

"This is another important year as we develop our plans for London and the United Kingdom", said Mark Waller, the NFL's executive vice president of events and global.

"It was an honor to be part of the early wave of regular-season games played overseas back then, and it is every bit the honor to represent the league in London this time around".

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