Tottenham's historic dual-sport stadium aims to make NFL feel right at home in London

Tottenham's historic dual-sport stadium aims to make NFL feel right at home in London
LONDON -- Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, doesn't like to take 'no' for an answer. He imagined a custom-built stadium that could stage both English Premier League and NFL games. He could even see a time when a Spurs home match and an NFL game featuring a London franchise could take place on the same day. But people around him doubted his vision. "I knew how compelling and unique it would be to bring the world's two most popular sports together in one stadium," Levy said. Despite the doubt, Levy and the club went through with the plans. The new stadium, which is sprouting next to the site of Spurs' old White Hart Lane ground in north London at a cost of ?850 million, is due to be completed in time for the start of the 2018-19 Premier League soccer season starting in August. The 61,000-seater stadium will be the first arena in Britain ever built with the needs of American football in mind. And on Thursday, his dream came another step closer... 
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