New Tottenham Stadium to host first NFL matches as London series 2019 dates and venues confirmed

Malik Ouzia

Tottenham’s new stadium will host its first NFL game on 6 October when the Chicago Bears take on the Oakland Raiders in the curtain raiser for the league’s 2019 International Series.

The league had previously announced the five regular season fixtures that would make up the series, with four games to be played in London and one in Mexico, and announced the final date and venue plans on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which has a host of features including a separate pitch and changing rooms specifically designed with NFL in mind, will also host the Carolina Panthers’ first London game, when they meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 13.

The other two London games will both take place at Wembley, with Super Bowl runners-up the Los Angeles Rams facing the Cincinatti Bengals on October 27, and London regulars the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Houston Texans on November 3.

Spurs’ new ground had been due to host two matches during the 2018 London series, but both were moved to Wembley because construction delays.

The league’s International Series will be completed on November 18, when the Kansas City Chiefs play the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City.

Last season’s Mexico game, between the Rams and the Chiefs, was moved back to L.A. at the last minute because of the poor state of the pitch at the Azteca Stadium.

NFL London Games 2019

Bears @ Raiders – October 6
Panthers @ Buccaneers – October 13
Bengals @ Rams – October 27
Texans @ Jaguars – November 3