Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham considering bid for 2026 Super Bowl

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Tottenham have one of the nicest stadiums in the country
Tottenham have one of the nicest stadiums in the country / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages
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Tottenham are considering a bid to host the 2026 Super Bowl, as the NFL looks to take the showpiece event overseas to grow its international following.

Spurs have a pre-existing relationship with the world's biggest American football league, currently hosting two regular-season matches per year.

These events regularly sellout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the club are hoping to take their dealings with the NFL to the next level in 2026.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Spurs are lining up an ambitious proposal to host the Super Bowl in four years time. The bidding process for the game is much like the World Cup, so Tottenham would have to prove they are capable of meeting the NFL's various demands on parking, accommodation and finances.

Although putting on the event would be a huge commercial boost for the Lilywhites, there are likely to run into several roadblocks. Most notably, the kick-off time would need to be late to accommodate the domestic broadcasting market in the United States.

In addition, there would likely be supporter opposition to the Super Bowl being taken away from the United States.

However, the NFL could be accommodating to the bid. Their desire to expand into foreign markets has been known for some time and London has often been mentioned as a target city, with rumours circling over a franchise being based there in the future.

Stadium Australia is another potential option for the NFL, with Australia providing a more manageable time difference for US audiences.


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