Raiders in talks to play home games in England next year

Daily Mail

Tottenham are in talks with the Oakland Raiders over a ground share for a full eight-game NFL home season next year.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are yet to play a single game in the refurbished White Hart Lane and Oakland were due to play there in October. But stadium delays saw their game with the Seattle Seahawks moved to Wembley.

The 62,000-seater new Tottenham Stadium features a full NFL field — the artificial surface sitting below the retractable grass pitch.

This would avoid a repeat of the muddy pitch seen at Wembley this autumn following an Anthony Joshua fight, three NFL games, Tottenham’s Premier League fixtures and England internationals.

NFL commentator and writer Ray Glazer revealed: ‘London is now an option for the Raiders. It is being discussed for them to play there next year. They are still trying to figure it out. The Raiders are discussing it. Do they play four home games, four away games, and back and forth again?

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