Is Tottenham Hotspur Stadium a future Super Bowl venue? – StadiumDB.com


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Football, known as American football outside of North America, is gaining momentum internationally. The NFL has stepped up its international outreach efforts, seeking to bring America’s beloved sport to the international community.

Football is hands down most popular sport in the United States, almost 40% of Americans say it is their favorite sport, compared to 7% citing football as their favorite sport. That’s not all; two-thirds of Americans watched Super Bowl LVI on February 14, 2021.

The Super Bowl is still the biggest sporting event in the United States and has become an unofficial holiday for many Americans. While other competitions like the World Cup have always been international events, the Super Bowl has always been American only. However, Tottenham Hotspur has recently emerged as a potential site for the big game. Keep reading to find out more about London’s potential to host America’s biggest sporting event.

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The NFL’s potential European expansion

The NFL has been targeting Europe for several years, hoping to increase the presence and popularity of American football beyond American borders. London has been repeatedly mentioned as the site of a potential franchise. When the league held games in the city, it saw massive attendance. The NFL’s international expansion is just beginning, with league games getting more and more airtime on overseas local market TV stations and streaming platforms.

As the league’s popularity grew, interest in sports betting about NFL games among international fans. Betway sportsbook analysts have ranked the Buffalo Bills among the favorites to win next year’s Super Bowl, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers not far behind. If the NFL adds a franchise in London, it will add excitement to the game for international fans. It would also give the Brits a home side to cheer on on their own soil.

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Spurs launch Super Bowl bid

Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly launched an ambitious bid to host the Super Bowl at their stadium in 2026. The stadium is certainly big enough to host the Super Bowl. With a seating capacity of 62,850, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the third largest football stadium in the UK. Only Wembley Stadium with a capacity of 90,000 and Old Trafford with a capacity of 75,635 are larger.

A Super Bowl away would be a first in NFL history. No one knows how Americans would react if the biggest sporting event of the year moved to the other side of the pond. Either way, Tottenham Hotspur are going ahead with their plan and hope to host the big game and all related activities. The stadium, designed for soccer and American football, cost $1.6 billion to build, and the The NFL was a financial partnermaking it an ideal location for the first Super Bowl held outside the United States.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium© Hufton+Raven

Football analysts agree that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be the most likely home of a future London-based NFL franchise. The stadium has already hosted several NFL games. The stadium’s design, which includes a retractable playing surface with a football pitch and separate NFL facilities, makes it a logical destination to host the Super Bowl.

The stadium has hosted four NFL games since it opened on April 3, 2019, and it has an agreement with the NFL to host multiple NFL games in the future. However, hosting a game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins is not the same as hosting Super Bowl LX.

After all, several European cities have hosted NFL games in recent years. The NFL recently turned the spotlight on Germany, and the Seattle Seahawks will face the Buccaneers in Munich on November 13, 2022, marking Germany’s first regular season game.

Still, London remains the favorite for the first Super Bowl outside of America. The NFL is also considering Sydney’s Stadium Australia as a candidate. We’ll have to wait a little longer to find out if the Super Bowl finally moves overseas.