Tottenham set for £10m income boost as Liverpool VAR blunder could cost Reds £80m


Tottenham Hotspur could receive around £10million for the upcoming double-header of NFL fixtures. A fortnight ago, it was announced the deal to make Spurs’ stadium the home of the NFL in the UK would be extended until 2030.

The ground became the first purpose-built American football stadium outside of the United States when it opened in 2019. NFL teams have access to their own playing surface, dressing rooms and media suites, which are considerably larger than Tottenham’s.

Two games are set to take place during the upcoming international break, with the Buffalo Bills vs Jacksonville Jaguars on October 8 before the Tennessee Titans face the Baltimore Ravens a week later. Football finance expert Rob Wilson, professor of economics at Sheffield Business School, expects Spurs to rake in around £10million for the two events.

“There's obviously a licence agreement to use the stadium and the money generated goes to Spurs,” he told BettingSites. “I don't think it's unfair. I think it's a really good way of diversifying revenue for competitive advantage.

“The trouble with any stadium is that it tends to only be open twice a week during the course of the season. You need to also host concerts and generate alternative forms of revenue - which is exactly what Spurs have done. It'll become an iconic venue for the NFL. Fair play to them.

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“It's tough to say how much they make but I'd wager something like £10million, if not more. You've got ticket sales, which the club will have a share of, you've got hire costs, and there'll probably be something like economic rights production which will be contracted as well. The NFL will pay a fee to broadcast it, too. They'll be making money from all of that.”

Wilson also claimed Luis Diaz’s controversially disallowed goal against Tottenham last weekend could cost the club £80million. That would only prove correct should they fail to qualify for the Champions League by a single point.

“There's a discernible difference in prize money for the Premier League's top two of about £5million or £6million,” he added. “But Liverpool still would have qualified for the Champions League and that's much bigger than finishing fifth. It's offset a bit by the Europa League but £80million is the difference between qualifying for the Europa rather than the Champions League.

“That's why it's much more important for clubs to finish in the top four than finish champions. There isn't that much difference between finishing fourth or finishing first, but it's next to nothing. Fifth to fourth is where the big money is earned.”

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