Insider: 'Phenomenal' Levy deal has handed Tottenham 'huge' boost over rivals
Tottenham are benefitting from a “phenomenal” financial boost whenever their stadium is used for NFL games.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
NFL games are to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Daniel Levy signed a 10-year agreement with the league in 2017.
There are two matches being played during the international break, with the first being Sunday’s clash between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was built with this in mind and was designed with built-in NFL equipment.
Wenham has hailed the financial boost that NFL games bring to the local area and admitted he can’t understand the fans who are against the idea.
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“It’s phenomenal for Tottenham,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“I always think of the club and the area and this is hugely beneficial for them. Cafes and Newsagents, shops, you name it, they have thousands of people there.
“The same amount of people who are there on a matchday, so similar money should be spent.
“Some of those fans are also international so they may be inclined to spend more money.
“Local hotels, local restaurants, all of these places will be given a significant boost.
“That could lead to investors putting more money into the Tottenham area. Other clubs don’t have that.
“That will improve the local infrastructure. I don’t get the sentiment of Tottenham Hotspur being the only club to play at the stadium because it’s ‘ours’.
“What’s the point in that? If it’s sat there empty, that’s no good for anyone.”