Bosses at Hospitality Finder have announced that since 2012 the corporate hospitality company has seen a 2100% rise in ticket sales for the National Football League’s (NFL) London Games.
The games, which are set to get underway this Sunday, first debuted in 2007 at Wembley with interest across the UK hitting new heights in 2016 when the NFL added new games at Twickenham.
Mike Dunderdale, Managing Director of Hospitality Finder, who also provide VIP packages for other major sporting events such as the FA Cup Final, commented on the continued growth: “We are thrilled to see our NFL Hospitality Packages grow year after year. We introduced NFL to our offerings due to a rise in interest in the game from the British public, and demand from our clients.
“We measure this closely along with new enquiry requests. We’ve seen an increase in traffic to our website over the last few years and in turn a rapid increase in orders. We have since used these findings with the Major League Baseball (MLB) figures which have also come over from across the pond recently.
“As an NFL VIP, people can enjoy access to exclusive hospitality lounges and suites, fine dining facilities or even a private box, as they soak up the atmosphere in first-class style.”
Sunday also sees the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium host its first ever NFL game when the Chicago Bears take on the Oakland Raiders in front of an expected crowd of 61,500 fans.
A week later the Carolina Panthers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the Premier League clubs multi-purpose pitch, with Wembley playing host later in the month to Cincinnati Bengals vs Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans vs Jacksonville Jaguars.
Insight: Last season in October, Tottenham Hotspur played against Manchester City on a Wembley pitch which was heavily criticised for being unfit for purpose following an NFL match between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This time around however, Spurs’ new facility will be more than ready to host both the NFL and Premier League matches due to the fact that the artificial turf, which is being used for the NFL games, sits one and a half metres below Tottenham’s football pitch and will be mechanically slid into place in a process which takes a mere 25 minutes.