Report: Raiders vs. Seahawks to Move to Wembley If Tottenham Stadium Isn't Ready

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2018

Pyrotechnics are ignited before an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
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The Oct. 14 NFL regular-season game scheduled to be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London between the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks reportedly could be moved to Wembley Stadium.

According to Matt Hughes of The Times, the NFL has been given the option to switch venues in case Tottenham Hotspur Stadium's construction takes longer than expected to complete.

Per Hughes, tickets for the game between the Raiders and Seahawks will not go on sale until Sept. 4, after four test events are scheduled to take place at the stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is set to host its first major event in September when Tottenham Hotspur face Liverpool in Premier League action.

The Raiders vs. Seahawks contest is one of three games scheduled to be played in London during the 2018 season.

The Tennessee Titans will face the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 21, and the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 28. Both of those games are set to take place at Wembley.

Since the NFL began playing regular-season games in London in 2007, all but three games have been hosted at Wembley.

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The three exceptions were played at Twickenham Stadium in 2016 and 2017.

When the Raiders and Seahawks meet on Oct. 14, it will mark the second London game for Oakland and the first for Seattle.