Less than three weeks ago, NFL UK issued a statement acknowledging the possibility of Seahawks-Raiders on October 14 being moved from Tottenham’s new stadium to Wembley Stadium, the primary home of NFL games in England.
On Monday morning, that move was made official. In a statement first released by Tottenham Hotspur, “critical safety systems” were cited as the reasoning behind construction delays, the relocation of two scheduled Spurs home matches, and the Week 6 matchup between Seattle and Oakland.
NFL UK followed up on Spurs’ announcement, making the move official and providing information relating to tickets for the game.
Our statement on @Seahawks vs. @Raiders moving from @SpursOfficial to @wembleystadium.#NFLUK pic.twitter.com/PeoDORwUJm— NFL UK (@NFLUK) August 13, 2018
The Seahawks and Raiders were set to take part in the first NFL game at Tottenham’s new stadium, which is the first in England with a retractable football field for NFL games. Instead, they’ll face off in the first of three games played at Wembley in 2018.