Expansion 2021?

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by GDAWG » Thu May 23, 2019 11:52 pm

If the XFL expands to the Midwest, it will likely be somewhere that has a dome: Minneapolis, Detroit or Indianapolis.

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by Shooter McGav1n » Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 am

GDAWG wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 pm

It seems unlikely that the XFL will ever get attendance numbers like the NFL. The best the league can hope for is 25,000 to 30,000
I don’t think Vince would have brought it back if he didn’t feel there was room for growth. With national TV exposure, if the league can make it past the first few years, I think there’s tremendous potential. There are 10’s of millions of fans who attend college and NFL games in the fall. If they have a comparable product to watch in the spring, they’ll show up.

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by GDAWG » Fri May 24, 2019 12:03 pm

Shooter McGav1n wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 am
GDAWG wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 pm

It seems unlikely that the XFL will ever get attendance numbers like the NFL. The best the league can hope for is 25,000 to 30,000
I don’t think Vince would have brought it back if he didn’t feel there was room for growth. With national TV exposure, if the league can make it past the first few years, I think there’s tremendous potential. There are 10’s of millions of fans who attend college and NFL games in the fall. If they have a comparable product to watch in the spring, they’ll show up.
The chances the XFL ever gets attendance similar to the NFL is 0%.

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by AkinCrow » Fri May 24, 2019 12:37 pm

XFL_FAN wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 7:29 pm
GDAWG wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 6:52 pm
I want the XFL to be the only spring football league without the Memphis/Orlando/Birmingham/San Antonio four some. Why do leagues always go to those cities?
I'm not sure why they always go to Memphis and Birmingham, they are markets that time and time again fail to support teams. The XFL putting 2 teams in Texas was pretty smart IMO. I wouldn't be upset if they brought in San Antonio considering their AAF success, but 3 teams in Texas in a 10 team league might be a bit much...
I totally agree with you with all you said. 3 teams in one state is too much. Why they can't pick one of the two. At least they have a team in Texas. Plus why not Chicago? One of my picks for an expansion.

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 pm

Shooter McGav1n wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 am
GDAWG wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 pm

It seems unlikely that the XFL will ever get attendance numbers like the NFL. The best the league can hope for is 25,000 to 30,000
I don’t think Vince would have brought it back if he didn’t feel there was room for growth. With national TV exposure, if the league can make it past the first few years, I think there’s tremendous potential. There are 10’s of millions of fans who attend college and NFL games in the fall. If they have a comparable product to watch in the spring, they’ll show up.
I think, best-case scenario, that the XFL could get up to 40,000 a game under the right circumstances. That, of course, would require stadium upgrades in a few places (ahem, Washington).

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by GDAWG » Fri May 24, 2019 1:22 pm

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Shooter McGav1n wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 am
GDAWG wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 11:10 pm

It seems unlikely that the XFL will ever get attendance numbers like the NFL. The best the league can hope for is 25,000 to 30,000
I don’t think Vince would have brought it back if he didn’t feel there was room for growth. With national TV exposure, if the league can make it past the first few years, I think there’s tremendous potential. There are 10’s of millions of fans who attend college and NFL games in the fall. If they have a comparable product to watch in the spring, they’ll show up.
I think, best-case scenario, that the XFL could get up to 40,000 a game under the right circumstances. That, of course, would require stadium upgrades in a few places (ahem, Washington).
Audi Field will never get to 40,000 seats.

There are three stadiums in Dallas/Fort Worth that seat over 40,000....The Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium and TCU. So XFL Dallas would have to move to one of those three stadiums.
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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Fri May 24, 2019 1:40 pm

GDAWG wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:22 pm
johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Shooter McGav1n wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 am


I don’t think Vince would have brought it back if he didn’t feel there was room for growth. With national TV exposure, if the league can make it past the first few years, I think there’s tremendous potential. There are 10’s of millions of fans who attend college and NFL games in the fall. If they have a comparable product to watch in the spring, they’ll show up.
I think, best-case scenario, that the XFL could get up to 40,000 a game under the right circumstances. That, of course, would require stadium upgrades in a few places (ahem, Washington).
Audi Field will never get to 40,000 seats.

There are plenty of stadium in Dallas/Fort Worth that seat over 40,000....The Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium, SMU, TCU, North Texas
...and Washington also has RFK or Nationals Park.

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by GDAWG » Fri May 24, 2019 1:42 pm

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:40 pm
GDAWG wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:22 pm
johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:45 pm

I think, best-case scenario, that the XFL could get up to 40,000 a game under the right circumstances. That, of course, would require stadium upgrades in a few places (ahem, Washington).
Audi Field will never get to 40,000 seats.

There are plenty of stadium in Dallas/Fort Worth that seat over 40,000....The Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium, SMU, TCU, North Texas
...and Washington also has RFK or Nationals Park.
I am opposed to playing in current baseball stadiums as it makes the XFL look bush league. Also not all baseball stadiums can fit a football field

It's a bad sight seeing the Raiders play in a baseball stadium.
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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Fri May 24, 2019 1:45 pm

GDAWG wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:42 pm
johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:40 pm
GDAWG wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:22 pm


Audi Field will never get to 40,000 seats.

There are plenty of stadium in Dallas/Fort Worth that seat over 40,000....The Cotton Bowl, AT&T Stadium, SMU, TCU, North Texas
...and Washington also has RFK or Nationals Park.
I am opposed to playing in current baseball stadiums as it makes the XFL look bush league. Also not all baseball stadiums can fit a football field.
I'm not thrilled with the prospect, either, though I know Nats Park hosted some bowl games so in their case, it would be doable, if the Nats were willing. RFK would be more ideal, though renovations would likely be wanted. I don't think Audi Field is sustainable as a home long-term.

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Re: Expansion 2021?

Post by GDAWG » Fri May 24, 2019 1:48 pm

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:45 pm
GDAWG wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:42 pm
johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:40 pm
...and Washington also has RFK or Nationals Park.
I am opposed to playing in current baseball stadiums as it makes the XFL look bush league. Also not all baseball stadiums can fit a football field.
I'm not thrilled with the prospect, either, though I know Nats Park hosted some bowl games so in their case, it would be doable, if the Nats were willing. RFK would be more ideal, though renovations would likely be wanted. I don't think Audi Field is sustainable as a home long-term.
According to Wikipedia, Nationals Stadium has never hosted football and the Military Bowl was hosted by RFK before moving to the Naval Academy.

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