Colts won't make London trip in 2018

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The team is heading to Wembley Stadium for the first time in a decade, set to face the Titans in either Week 7 (Oct. 21) or Week 8 (Oct. 28) of the 2018 season.

One of those fixtures will be played on 21 October and the other on 28 October, with the decision on that still to be taken. Tottenham's new stadium becomes the third venue to stage a regular-season game in the United Kingdom, joining Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium.

There will be three consecutive weeks of matches in London. The NFL is yet to decide which game will be on October 21 in Week 7 and which slots into Week 8 on October 28. But they play the Chargers in their temporary, 27,000-seat StubHub Center digs in 2019, making London a likely landing spot for that game with the team announcing Thursday that it will host one global game in 2018 and '19. With Spurs having engineered their ground to specifically cater for National Football League games, they would be clear favourites to host the franchise. The Seahawks at Raiders match is scheduled for 14 October, week six of the NFL's regular season, while the two Wembley matches will be played on 21 and 28 October.

It will be played on the stadium's artificial surface, which sits beneath the retractable grass pitch.

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'This is one of the cornerstones of our vision for creating a world-class sports and leisure destination that will make Tottenham a hive of activity 365 days a year and drive the regeneration of one of the most deprived areas of London.

"When we played the first game here we had no idea if we were ever coming back", Waller said.

The NFL kicked off its series of regular-season games in London in 2007, when the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on their way to winning the Super Bowl.

Khan was enthusiastic about the development and the benefits that it will bring to a traditionally deprived area of London: 'I welcome the commitment from Spurs in building not just a fantastic stadium for Premier League football and the NFL, but also leading the regeneration of this area of London and investing in local people'. No decision has been made as to whether the Jaguars will have their Bye Week immediately following the game against Philadelphia in London. The order of those games will be announced closer to the season.

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