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​Tottenham's new stadium could host an NFL team permanently

Daniel Levy says Tottenham's new stadium can be an NFL team's permanent home, and has not ruled out the possibility of hosting American football and Premier League games on the same day, reports Sporting Life.

"We worked together because it needed to be viewed as a combined joint soccer and NFL stadium," Levy told ESPN. "In fact, the way we designed the whole experience is one side of the stadium is a dedicated soccer entrance and the other side is a dedicated NFL entrance.

"If it ever got to a stage where the NFL decided it wanted to have a permanent team in London, this stadium could literally be, whatever the team was, their stadium as opposed to an NFL team feeling they're renting Tottenham's stadium.

"We would welcome very much close cooperation with the NFL and a dedicated team. Obviously a decision is entirely theirs whether they do bring a team to the UK, and where it would be located is something that would be talked about. But yes, we would be very much welcome to that scenario."

However, Levy is already looking ahead to the prospect of a London-based NFL team playing regular fixtures at Tottenham's new stadium, agreeing with NFL executive vice president of international Mark Waller that an NFL-Premier League doubleheader is a real possibility.

"One of the idle thoughts we have at the moment is, would you really be able to play an NFL game and an EPL game on the same day as a doubleheader?" Waller said.

"It wouldn't be absolutely out of the question. I don't think you'd want to do it on a regular basis, but on a unique feature, that might be a really interesting idea."

Levy added: "I don't think it's something we'd want to try for our first game, but that is certainly realistic. How exciting the idea of having the two biggest leagues in the world from a television perspective - fantastic -play on the same day."

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