NFL-only field to be installed at London soccer stadium

General overall view of Twickenham Stadium during an NFL International Series game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 17.Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

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Further proof of that the NFL plans to continue playing games in England is the fact that the league has paid for the installation of an NFL-only field at the site of the new soccer stadium for Tottenham Hotspur.

The Spurs are an English soccer club in Tottenham, London, that competes in the Premier League.

The stadium is still being constructed, but the distinguishing characteristic of the venue is that it will be able to accommodate two types of playing surfaces.

The stadium will be able to switch from the natural grass field used for soccer to a FieldTurf artificial surface that will be used for football.

American football players have complained that the grass field used for soccer does not provide the proper footing for football players. Football players slip more than usual on the grass while tearing up the middle of the field, which soccer players don’t like.

As a result, the NFL is investing in a field suitable for American football.

The artificial surface is scheduled to be in place for the Oct. 14 game between the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders.


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