Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was built not just to be the home of the North London Premier League club, but also the National Football League’s new place to stage their games in the U.K. The venue’s opening was massively delayed, several times, but in the end it was worth the wait.
THS has two playing surfaces, one for NFL football and the other for English football, with the two fields of play sitting on top of each other.
Watch these two amazing time lapse videos, which show the rotation and transition.
The transformation is almost complete!
? ? coming to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! #NFLUK pic.twitter.com/H9NVNIvdmn
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) October 4, 2019
This past weekend was the first time the venue hosted both NFL and Premier League action on the same weekend. Tottenham Hotspur lost to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday 3-0, while the Oakland Raiders defeated the Chicago Bears 24-21.
The NFL London Games (previously named NFL International Series) fixtures will feature another match-up at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and two the traditional venue, the national stadium of Wembley.
Have another look at the retractable field, pitch in this video below:
From ? to ?!
Take a look at the incredible transformation at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the @NFL lands in N17. #THFC ?? #COYS pic.twitter.com/64tQyCcBDg
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 4, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next hosts its primary tenant on Oct 19 when they take on Watford in Premier league action.
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