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NFL Surprise Competition for the Olympic Stadium

Nov 2, 2023   //   by david   //   News  //  No Comments

It was thought that west ham united were strong favourites to obtain the Olympic stadium after Tottenham Hotspur pulled out after they were told they could not remove the track  but now it has emerged that the NFL could be strong contenders for the stadium as they look to base a team in London.

In the recent NFL game between the New England Patriots and St Louis Rams the wembly stadium had a capacity of 84,000. which suggest the NFL could be a great success in England.

The mayor’s spokesperson noted: “Sunday’s game at Wembley, in front of more than 80,000 fans, further cements London’s reputation as the natural home of American football outside of the US.

Also the fact that West ham will find it hard to pay for the £200m for the installation of retractable seating suggest that the NFL could become strong favorites.