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Tottenham Hostpur have a bizarre NFL and Premier League game plan

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Tottenham have exciting plans for a big new stadium in London with glorious facilities and much more.

The 61,000 seater monolith - which will hold around 600 more than Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in a move that is almost certainly not just a coincidence - will also be hosting NFL games after a deal was struck with the National Football League.

That deal will see Spurs host a minimum of two matches per season over a 10-year period at the new ground. Earlier today, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy revealed the bizarre new plan that Spurs and the NFL have for game days.

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Apparently, Spurs are really interested in hosting doubleheaders at the stadium - with both an NFL and Premier League game being played on the same day.

Speaking to ESPN, Levy admitted that they have considered the possibility of staging both games one after the other thanks to a retractable, NFL-ready pitch.

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"I don't think it's something we'd want to try our first game, but that is certainly realistic," Levy said.

"How exciting the idea of having the two biggest leagues in the world from a television perspective -- fantastic! -- play on the same day."

Mark Waller, the NFL's executive vice president of international, thinks that it is something that could potentially happen as a one off.

"It wouldn't be absolutely out of the question. I don't think you'd want to do it on a regular basis, but on a unique feature, that might be a really interesting idea," he stated.

This would be an absolute logistical nightmare. There is no way they could possibly get this signed off by the Met Police. Having 120,000 sports fans swanning around North London would be a nightmare.

White Hart Lane isn't Wembley. It doesn't have masses of land where fans can fan out around the entire stadium and revel in pregame activities like that do at the home of football. 

The NFL in London has been a huge success with multiple sellouts, but mixing it with Premier League football on the same day could be a real disaster waiting to happen.

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