By Jack Cunningham

6th Nov, 2021 | 2:10pm

Leeds United could be set for NFL deal

Leeds United could be in line to start hosting NFL games after the San Francisco 49ers increased their stake.

It was announced on Friday that the NFL franchise now owned 44% of the Whites, and according to SI Soccer, this could lead to some NFL games being played at Elland Road.

This follows from an announcement in October by the league allowing all of its franchises to start playing games abroad from 2022.

So, you would think the Whites could be in line to start hosting some 49ers matches.

Big potential benefits for Leeds.

The fact that Elland Road is going to be expanded should also help the Whites in the future if they want to host NFL games [Leeds Live].

Certainly, you would think that with the growing influence from the 49ers, it is only a matter of time before we see the San Francisco-based franchise rock up at Elland Road for a match.

That would probably become even more likely when the expansion of Elland Road is complete.

Most NFL matches are played in huge stadiums, so the bigger the ground, the better, really.

So, you would have to say that Leeds fans might have to get used to their club hosting NFL games potentially in the not too distant future.

This should bring a lot of benefits to the Whites, and it will probably also make them a lot of money, but it might take their fans some time to adjust to and adapt to.

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