The NFL has contributed some funding to the construction of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, according to a report by ESPN.
Currently under construction, the new Tottenham stadium will be the home of the Premier League’s Tottenham Hotspur F.C. The 61,00-seat stadium is also expected to be a showcase for the NFL, as the league will play at least two games per season at the facility as part of its international series.
The report in ESPN finds that the NFL has thus far contributed £10 million ($12.8 million) to the stadium’s construction. While the cost of the synthetic field that will be used for NFL games is not entirely paid for by the league, many of the other football necessities are being covered by its contribution. More from ESPN FC:
The NFL will also pay the club a set fee every time it uses the venue.
The new stadium will include a retractable synthetic surface, set beneath the grass pitch, that will be used for NFL games.
Spurs will use the artificial surface for events including concerts, and the sources said the NFL would therefore not foot the entire bill for it.
The organisation will, however, pay for other features including four NFL-sized locker rooms and additional medical and media suites.
The stadium remains on track to open in 2018, which is also when the 10-year agreement for the NFL to use the stadium for the international series is expected to begin.