Las Vegas Review Journal: XFL has selected Vipers venue, contract being worked out

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Tank55 wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:34 pm "their preferred venue has been selected and contractual details are being worked out"

I like how that's presented as progress, when surely they had a preference months ago and what's always been missing is the contract.
the term "their preferred venue" makes me think it's going to be Allegiant.
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They didn't need all this time to identify Allegiant as their preferred destination. That was obvious on Day 1. Surely it's been finding a Plan B that's taken all this time.
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Tank55 wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:00 am They didn't need all this time to identify Allegiant as their preferred destination. That was obvious on Day 1. Surely it's been finding a Plan B that's taken all this time.
I think Tank is likely correct, or they decided to cough up the extra cash required to secure Allegient. Either way they squeezed the draft in (and it looks to have gone pretty well) just before Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Now they need to get the LV decision made and publicize it to try and get tix sales.

I still think LV was a poor choice of city but we shall see.
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4th&long wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:15 am
Tank55 wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:00 am They didn't need all this time to identify Allegiant as their preferred destination. That was obvious on Day 1. Surely it's been finding a Plan B that's taken all this time.
I think Tank is likely correct, or they decided to cough up the extra cash required to secure Allegient. Either way they squeezed the draft in (and it looks to have gone pretty well) just before Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Now they need to get the LV decision made and publicize it to try and get tix sales.

I still think LV was a poor choice of city but we shall see.
I have heard (I think it was on the Markcast) that Las Vegas was what Gerry Cardinale of Redbird wanted.
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Mike Mitchell did say that on the Markcast.
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Tank55 wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:53 pm Mike Mitchell did say that on the Markcast.
That's right. It's been a bit of a debacle so far, but one that can easily be fixed if they end up playing at Allegiant.
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GDAWG wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:06 pm
4th&long wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:15 am
Tank55 wrote: Mon Nov 21, 2022 11:00 am They didn't need all this time to identify Allegiant as their preferred destination. That was obvious on Day 1. Surely it's been finding a Plan B that's taken all this time.
I think Tank is likely correct, or they decided to cough up the extra cash required to secure Allegient. Either way they squeezed the draft in (and it looks to have gone pretty well) just before Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

Now they need to get the LV decision made and publicize it to try and get tix sales.

I still think LV was a poor choice of city but we shall see.
I have heard (I think it was on the Markcast) that Las Vegas was what Gerry Cardinale of Redbird wanted.
I'm still in that it was on ESPN's end too, all you have to do is look at their almost controlling interest in Vegas (mostly thru UFC) to see that. Plus if the XFL's about to go big here, then it's clearer. Opening day at Allegiant, Steeler legend vs. Steeler legend would confirm that.

Plus with their heavy counterprogramming push as of late, bet on the first two Saturdays of the NCAA Tournament being on ABC.

We'll know if this is the strategy if there's an XFL blitz during the Las Vegas Bowl (just cause it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't). There are pros and cons of announcing something that week, cause you don't want to not only step all over the game but take away from yourselves as well. Remember the LV Bowl being one of the first games has literally days to assemble everything (although if it ends up Wazzu/Mississippi State that almost takes care of it all in one). We kind of had this discussion last year with the Birmingham Bowl (at least I did), and first coaching announcements came the week after the game.
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Per SMW, should the Raiders be flexed out of SNF 12/18, the LV Bowl would move to the afternoon, switching places with the New Mexico Bowl.

It might be a good test run for opening Saturday.
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