NFL aiming to host permanent franchise in London Olympic Stadium
Interesting article here about how the NFL are apparently attempting to install a (previously US based) team over here in the UK full time to help spread the game across the Atlantic. The article linked above is based on a spread in The Telegraph newspaper (presumably this one).
Quote from the Telegraph:
NFL franchises in talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson over Olympic Stadium
National Football League franchises are in talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson’s office over becoming the anchor tenant of the Olympic Stadium, Telegraph Sport can reveal.
The discussions began during the NFL regular-season games at the weekend, which brought four gridiron teams to Wembley. Johnson is chairman of the company operating the stadium, the London Legacy Development Corporation. His negotiations could cast a significant shadow over the prospects of West Ham United or Leyton Orient taking over the venue.
The article goes on... interesting snippets are that the NFL would only need the facility 10 times a year, leaving it open for Formula 1 to share the venue (how on earth will that work!? Combine the two!).
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