Article: XFL's Story Cut Short in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

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Article: XFL's Story Cut Short in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

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Interview with Heather Karatz...

https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/sp ... -pandemic-

>> Heather Brooks Karatz, the president of L.A.'s XFL team, remembers the day well.

“Our football chemistry was really strong and you could see our fans were invested in this," she recalls. "They were committed and they couldn’t wait to see what would happen next.”

She could've never guessed where the next few weeks would take her team and the league as a whole.

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the XFL announced plans to suspend play on field. In mid-April, the league suspended all operations and laid off the bulk of its staff.

"When we sat there after we suspended our season and started thinking about, 'Well how do we even plan for season ticket renewals, and marketing campaigns, and content plans and processes?' It was impossible," Karatz said.

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That's not to say there's no hope for the XFL in the future.

Karatz said while the business would need a major benefactor, there is a road map sitting for an interested party in bankruptcy court.

“Football is still America’s favorite sport and I think now this country has seen that spring football can work," said Karatz.“Football is still America’s favorite sport and I think now this country has seen that spring football can work," said Karatz. <<
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