Philadelphia Sixers billionaire owners Josh Harris HRS +0.05% and David Blitzer are gunning to own the first NFL team in London, industry sources tell Forbes.
Harris and Blitzer now rank as two of the three top investors in Palace, along with club chairman Steve Parish. The two Americans have much bigger plans. “They’re more interested in getting the NFL in London than they are in the NBA,’’ the source said. “Their No. 1 goal is to get the NFL team in London. They want to flip the Sixers anyway.’’
The Toronto Raptors will face the Orlando Magic in a NBA regular season game in London on 14 January 2016. This will mark the league’s sixth regular-season game at The 02 and the second time the Raptors have featured, having previously played in a double-header with the New Jersey Nets in 2011.