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The invitations to submit a proposal have gone out

Post by Andibald » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:39 am

With the AAF sticking to a regional team map (Southeast and Southwest) so far, there is lots of room left for the XFL!
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The invitations to submit a proposal have gone out to interested XFL markets and stadiums. We can’t wait to review all of the applications and pick the eight cities where we will kick off in 2020!
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Post by Andibald » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:13 pm

Houston invited to apply for XFL?
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Congrats to Houston Sports @HCHSA for being invited to apply to the XFL!

Now, if for any reason you decide not to apply, we'll gladly fill in our information instead.

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Post by Andibald » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:14 pm

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Harris County-Houston Sports Authority CEO Janis Burke says Houston 1 of 30 cities that received proposals to be an XFL host city.She says the Sports Authority preparing a proposal that would incl 2 sites: UH and BBVA Compass Stadium. Said NRG Stadium says they can't be included
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Post by Andibald » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:47 pm

San Antonio?

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/loca ... /562234971
City officials say they are evaluating the request and have not announced how it will respond.

Patricia Musquiz-Cantor, Interim Director, Convention & Sports Facilities, City of San Antonio released this statement Thursday morning: "The Alamodome has received a request for proposal from the XFL league. We are currently evaluating it."

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Post by Andibald » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:03 pm

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Houston, San Antonio, Cleveland, Kansas City and Orlando are 5 of the 30 cities that have received proposals for the XFL

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Post by Andibald » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:53 pm

http://socaluncensored.com/2018/06/07/t ... um=twitter
Vince McMahon’s rebooted XFL is looking at possibly returning to the only city to win the league’s championship. According to several sources, in April the league contacted AEG about the availability of the Stub Hub Center in Carson for XFL games in 2020. We were told the discussions were only preliminary and more to find out if the soccer stadium is open to holding more football when the Chargers leave after next season.

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Post by ZGare » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:45 pm

I understand St. Louis has received an invitation. St. Louis is a football town. St. Louis, 20th largest metro, is the only metro in the top 50 no closer than a 3 hour drive to the closest NFL team, and also the only one no closer than 2 hours to the closest division I college team. So there is a huge demand for football in out metro. St. Lous is a huge sports city and buys more major league sports tickets per person each year than any other city in North America -- In spite of having only 2 of the 5 major league sports.

https://missouricurrent.wordpress.com/2 ... ties-2017/

There was huge support the for Rams here -- all games were sold out from 1995 through 2008, but it wained a little when they went through the worst 5-year win-loss stretch in NFL history starting in 2007.

https://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/4 ... ed_on_win/

Then Stan Kroenke bough the team in 2010, and mysteriously stopped talking to the fans. Stan jumped in and bought the team in place of long-time Rams season ticket holder Shahid Kahn on the very last day of his option. Now it is obvious he bought the team just for the purpose of moving it to LA for a big dollar payoff. Telling the St. Louis fans the truth would have cost him money, so his VP lied, and said Stan was only looking for Walmart property in LA. (Later it was learned the VP knew the truth 6 months earlier. Litigation by St. Louis is pending.) Many fans figured it out and bailed out the last year anyway.

Ironically, after the move, the Rams got better TV ratings in St. Louis than than they did in LA in 2017. After they left!

St. Louis has a 23-year-old domed stadium (newer than the Alamo dome in San Antonio and many stadia in the NFL). It was designed for NFL football right downtown now being used for monster truck rallies, Taylor Swift and One Direction concerts, and Band competitions. With the upgrades previously offered to Stan Kroenke, it would be fine again for XFL football. Then we can consider building the new $1B open air stadium on the riverfront that was offered to the NFL and Stan Kroenke, that met the NFL Relocation rules for keeping a team.

As a 19-year Rams season ticket holder in St. Louis, I would love to see a better game. As a going away game for charity, old Rams players came back and played a flag football game in the dome with Issac Bruce, Kurt Warner, and Orlando Pace. That game without helmets, was just as entertaining as the brutal game the NFL offers now.

So I would like to see rules changes that emphasize speed, craftiness, deception, good planning, and athleticism over big fat guys making brain-liquifying hits on real athletes to knock them out of games for half the season. Also, I'd like to see rule simplification, such as pass interference. I hate the NFL "bobbling the ball" rule on receptions. Suggestion: if a passed ball touches a player in bounds and never hits the ground, then somebody caught it. I con't care if he bobbled it or not on his way out of bounds.

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Post by Andibald » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:24 pm

St Louis!
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CONFIRMED: St. Louis has received an invitation to submit a proposal to become an XFL city. #XFL2STL #STL
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Post by Andibald » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:30 pm

Mike Sherman
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Mike Sherman Retweeted SoCal UNCENSORED

The interesting bit here is that @xfl2020 is inquiring about @StubHubCenter , as they did with @BBVACompassStdm in Houston. XFL averaged 23K in 2001; nation now has a fleet of MLS stadiums tailor made for that size crowd. I just hope @AudiField is in the running.
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Post by Andibald » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:49 pm

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Kitty Ratcliffe, president of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, says the group — which goes by the trade name Explore St. Louis — has talked to representatives of three groups trying to form football leagues. And those groups have inquired about playing their games in the Dome at America's Center, formerly the Edward Jones Dome.

"It's interesting to see what's happening across the country," Ratcliffe said. "There's clearly going to be some competition for the NFL. They're all in tentative, formative stages, but three different groups have contacted us to explore availability and interest."

The groups include the Alliance of American Football, which plans to begin play in February 2019, and the XFL, which plans to start early in 2020.

A third group, unnamed, apparently isn't as far along.

"It's a group of former NFL players that are trying to build ownership groups in various markets, including in St. Louis," Ratcliffe said.

Ownership groups are not needed in the Alliance of American Football or the XFL. All teams will be owned and operated by the league in those organizations.

"We're keeping our options open with all of them," Ratcliffe said. "But they're all different models, they're all slightly different time frames. But none of them are directly on top of the NFL season."

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