The NFL signed a 10-year deal with the Premier League club in 2015 to host two matches a season at Spurs’ new stadium, due to be ready for the 2018-19 campaign, which features a retractable grass field with an artificial surface underneath.
“We continue to be very excited by the growth of the NFL in the UK,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.
“… A key feature of our success is playing in iconic, world-renowned venues like Wembley and Twickenham, and we look forward to playing in what will be another incredible setting for NFL football at Tottenham’s new stadium.”
NFL executive vice-president Mark Waller said that only one game will be held at the under-construction stadium this year but an extra contest will be hosted in a future season to make up the deficit.
Wembley, where Spurs are playing until the new stadium is completed, will host two more NFL games on Oct. 21 and 28, with the Philadelphia Eagles due to face the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans taking on the Los Angeles Chargers.
The NFL have yet to finalize which match-ups will take place on the pencilled-in dates.
Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru