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Spring League planning a bubble tournament in October

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:27 am
by Tank55
The Spring League is scheduling a six-team football tournament in Las Vegas during the month of October, utilizing a bubble concept that would be the first of its kind in the sport during the coronavirus pandemic.

The teams would be stocked mostly with players who were released by NFL teams, according to Spring League chief executive officer Brian Woods. But it would also include between 20-30 college players from FBS Power 5 schools that either opted out of playing in 2020 or whose seasons were canceled.

While some details are still being finalized, Woods said that The Spring League's bubble would model itself after those engineered by the NBA, WNBA, NHL and professional soccer this summer. A total of 228 players -- 38 per team -- will be housed in the same hotel and will practice and play at the same facility. Overall, Woods estimated that at least 280 players, coaches and other staff members will be quarantined within the bubble.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/296 ... -las-vegas

Go Austin Generals!

Re: Spring League planning a bubble tournament in October

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:44 pm
by johnnyangryfuzzball
It's easy to hold a bubble tournament and be financially solvent when the players pay to play. Whether you get good players, that's another question.

Re: Spring League planning a bubble tournament in October

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:53 pm
by HVGuardian
Tank55 wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:27 am
The Spring League is scheduling a six-team football tournament in Las Vegas during the month of October, utilizing a bubble concept that would be the first of its kind in the sport during the coronavirus pandemic.

The teams would be stocked mostly with players who were released by NFL teams, according to Spring League chief executive officer Brian Woods. But it would also include between 20-30 college players from FBS Power 5 schools that either opted out of playing in 2020 or whose seasons were canceled.

While some details are still being finalized, Woods said that The Spring League's bubble would model itself after those engineered by the NBA, WNBA, NHL and professional soccer this summer. A total of 228 players -- 38 per team -- will be housed in the same hotel and will practice and play at the same facility. Overall, Woods estimated that at least 280 players, coaches and other staff members will be quarantined within the bubble.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/296 ... -las-vegas

Go Austin Generals!
Smart, and hopefully a blueprint for the return of the XFL next year!