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Raiders to host Seahawks in first NFL game at new Tottenham stadium

14 January 2018

The first game will be on October 14, the Seattle Seahawks will be the road team against the Oakland Raiders.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy showed London mayor Sadiq Khan around their new stadium on the day it was announced that White Hart Lane will host the first NFL London game of 2018. Back in 2008, they lost to the Saints 37-32 in what was the NFL's second-ever regular-season game outside of North America.

The third game that was announced will be between the Tennessee Titans and one of the teams they barely edged out for a wild-card spot, the Los Angeles Chargers. On top of that, they'll go into next season's game with a three-game winning streak at Wembley Stadium following victories over the Bills in 2015, the Colts in 2016 and the Ravens this season.

Waller, NFL executive vice-president of events and worldwide, said: "I think we are ready, we have definitely learned a lot in the 11 years we have been doing this".

"This is another important year as we develop our plans for London and the United Kingdom", said Mark Waller, the NFL's executive vice president of events and worldwide.

"A key feature of our success is playing in iconic, world-renowned venues like Wembley and Twickenham, and we look forward to playing in what will be another incredible setting for NFL football at Tottenham's new stadium".

'I'm delighted Tottenham Hotspur's fantastic new stadium is joining the line-up of world-class sports arenas in our great city.

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That one will feature the Seahawks and the Raiders on October 14.

Mark Waller, NFL executive vice-president of events and worldwide, says it might work.

Levy said: 'Our vision was always to deliver far more than a stadium - we have looked to create a new sport and leisure destination for London and to start real place change in Tottenham - an area about which we are passionate.

You can watch the National Football League playoffs on Sky this year as they'll be broadcasting all the games live.

Wembley will also continue the host two games per season up until 2020 having began in 2007 with the New York Giants against the Miami Dolphins. Meanwhile, the Jaguars have played overseas five years in a row.

The NFL has contributed $13.5 million toward the tailoring of the stadium.

Raiders to host Seahawks in first NFL game at new Tottenham stadium