Stunning Timelapse Video Shows Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Being Transformed Into an American Football Arena

Stunning Timelapse Video Shows Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Being Transformed Into an American Football Arena

  • A splendid timelapse video has shown Tottenham Hotspur Stadium being transformed from a football pitch to an American football arena
  • With Spurs playing the North London Derby at the Emirates this Saturday, the National Football League (NFL) will use the venue for a game this Sunday
  • The Premier League club completed the £1 billion stadium in 2019 and has a full capacity of 62,000 spectators

In a captivating video, America's National Football League (NFL) have converted the £1 billion stadium belonging to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur into an American football arena.

Minnesota Vikings versus New Orleans Saints will play in the stadium on Sunday, given Spurs play Arsenal in the North London derby at the Emirates in Saturday's early kick-off.

Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, NFL
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium set up for football and the NFL. Photos by Tottenham Hotspur.
Source: Getty Images

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The mesmerizing timelapse clip was posted on Twitter, eliciting mixed reactions from both NFL and football fans. Others aimed digs at the NFL for calling the sport football when it is largely played with hands.

Spurs' state-of-the-art retractable facility is the only purpose-built stadium for American football outside of the USA. The NFL used to play at Wembley before, and officially began playing in the UK in 2007.

Transformation of the Tottenham stadium

The transformation follows an elaborate process, starting with the real grass being divided into three sections before they are put away in storage underneath one of the stands.

The process reveals an artificial surface which is lowered to the same level. It is then embellished with American football turf and goalposts. The NFL logo and lines are painted accordingly to complete an intricate affair.

Tottenham opened the stadium in 2019 and hosts 62,000 supporters at full capacity.

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Tottenham star Richarlison targeted with a racist gesture

Sports Brief earlier reported on Spurs forward Richarlison being targeted with a racist gesture after a fan threw a banana at him while celebrating a goal.

The 25-year-old was celebrating his goal for Brazil during their 5-1 friendly win over Tunisia last night in Paris, France.

Brazil's football confederation strongly condemned the attack, calling for severe punishment for the perpetrator.

Source: Sports Brief News