Within the meandering mess that are the latest THST board to board notes, this mention of the NFL is worth noting.
- DL confirmed that the NFL has made a ‘small capital contribution’ and there will be a 10 year rental scheme
- It was DL’s feeling that the NFL was needed to help regenerate the area
- DL also expected the value of naming rights to be higher as a result of interest from the American market
The 10 year deal tells us nothing sensational. The rental option may be 10 years long, but it’s clear that the 2 game per annum minimum is the only binding element right now and there is presumably a buy out clause should things not got to plan.
However, if a fire is lit and something more substantial can be created, it outs
Spurs sorry ENIC in pole position.
I’m fascinated to see Levy specifically mention this deal in respect of regeneration. This blog has at some considerable length explained why the expansion of THFC will be of negligible value to Haringey. A kindly word of warning to any pompous twits planning on splaining to me how the N17 economic ecosystem will be boosted by even more whiteys who spend sod all on match days, then expect an unkind response.
Only an enhanced NFL deal will give Haringey a fighting chance of experiencing a feel good factor. The football fan spend since 1882 has done nothing to slow the slide of what’s evolved into rotten borough.
Naming rights joy will also hinge upon the NFL. It puts an entirely different spin on matters. I’m at all not familiar with our colonial cousins ‘hand-football’ malarky but I wouldn’t be shocked if the global value wasn’t on a parity with the Premier League ‘product’.
What Does ‘NFL’ Stand For? It stands for plenty.
Only IF Levy is able to recover from the New York fuck job.