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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by Tank55 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:34 pm

The XFL only works as a television product, which is why major TV markets should be prioritized (and were prioritized in 2020). Selling 20K tickets in Norfolk < selling 20K tickets in San Antonio < selling 20K tickets in Orlando < selling 20K tickets in New York.

Now, what if you can sell 50K tickets in Omaha and only 15K in Tampa? That's where you need to start doing the balancing act. But all other things being equal, you want the biggest markets you can penetrate. And if the XFL can't penetrate major markets, it's probably not going to succeed.
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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by GDAWG » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:20 pm

Rangersking669 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:58 pm
GDAWG wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:37 pm
GregParks wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:34 pm

That's a really good point that I hadn't thought of.
The University of Houston did a really good job of changing the playing surface of their field to allow the Roughnecks to put their logos and word markings in their stadium. Not all college stadiums are going to be open to doing that. We don't know if Old Dominion will be open to doing that.
Money talks and if the XFL pays for the turf like what they did in Houston then I'd imagine they can get it done
Not every college is going to say yes though.

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by Rangersking669 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:22 pm

Tank55 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:34 pm
The XFL only works as a television product, which is why major TV markets should be prioritized (and were prioritized in 2020). Selling 20K tickets in Norfolk < selling 20K tickets in San Antonio < selling 20K tickets in Orlando < selling 20K tickets in New York.

Now, what if you can sell 50K tickets in Omaha and only 15K in Tampa? That's where you need to start doing the balancing act. But all other things being equal, you want the biggest markets you can penetrate. And if the XFL can't penetrate major markets, it's probably not going to succeed.
That's assuming the league can't get 30,000 in norfolk(and also, the team is going to have a wider reach than just virginia, we've already seen plenty of people watch the league from out of market). If the NFL can get a team in Jacksonville to work then the XFL can set up a team in Virginia. I'm not saying it's my first choice but it's an intriguing option

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by GDAWG » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:12 am

Tank55 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:34 pm
The XFL only works as a television product, which is why major TV markets should be prioritized (and were prioritized in 2020). Selling 20K tickets in Norfolk < selling 20K tickets in San Antonio < selling 20K tickets in Orlando < selling 20K tickets in New York.

Now, what if you can sell 50K tickets in Omaha and only 15K in Tampa? That's where you need to start doing the balancing act. But all other things being equal, you want the biggest markets you can penetrate. And if the XFL can't penetrate major markets, it's probably not going to succeed.
I kind of want to see the XFL go into metro areas of major markets. Example would be instead of Miami, it would be Fort Lauderdale at Inter Miami CF Stadium.

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by Rangersking669 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:22 am

GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:12 am
Tank55 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:34 pm
The XFL only works as a television product, which is why major TV markets should be prioritized (and were prioritized in 2020). Selling 20K tickets in Norfolk < selling 20K tickets in San Antonio < selling 20K tickets in Orlando < selling 20K tickets in New York.

Now, what if you can sell 50K tickets in Omaha and only 15K in Tampa? That's where you need to start doing the balancing act. But all other things being equal, you want the biggest markets you can penetrate. And if the XFL can't penetrate major markets, it's probably not going to succeed.
I kind of want to see the XFL go into metro areas of major markets. Example would be instead of Miami, it would be Fort Lauderdale at Inter Miami CF Stadium.
So about that..Inter Miami doesn't even want to stay in that stadium long term. Don Garber and Beckham have both said they only want them in Ft Lauderdale for 2 years before they finally get a stadium deal done in Miami..which comes to the benefit of the XFL as they basically get gift wrapped an MLS stadium on a silver platter

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by GDAWG » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am

Rangersking669 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:22 am
GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:12 am
Tank55 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:34 pm
The XFL only works as a television product, which is why major TV markets should be prioritized (and were prioritized in 2020). Selling 20K tickets in Norfolk < selling 20K tickets in San Antonio < selling 20K tickets in Orlando < selling 20K tickets in New York.

Now, what if you can sell 50K tickets in Omaha and only 15K in Tampa? That's where you need to start doing the balancing act. But all other things being equal, you want the biggest markets you can penetrate. And if the XFL can't penetrate major markets, it's probably not going to succeed.
I kind of want to see the XFL go into metro areas of major markets. Example would be instead of Miami, it would be Fort Lauderdale at Inter Miami CF Stadium.
So about that..Inter Miami doesn't even want to stay in that stadium long term. Don Garber and Beckham have both said they only want them in Ft Lauderdale for 2 years before they finally get a stadium deal done in Miami..which comes to the benefit of the XFL as they basically get gift wrapped an MLS stadium on a silver platter
It's probably going to be longer than two years for Miami due to COVID.

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by Rangersking669 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am

GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am
Rangersking669 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:22 am
GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:12 am


I kind of want to see the XFL go into metro areas of major markets. Example would be instead of Miami, it would be Fort Lauderdale at Inter Miami CF Stadium.
So about that..Inter Miami doesn't even want to stay in that stadium long term. Don Garber and Beckham have both said they only want them in Ft Lauderdale for 2 years before they finally get a stadium deal done in Miami..which comes to the benefit of the XFL as they basically get gift wrapped an MLS stadium on a silver platter
It's probably going to be longer than two years for Miami due to COVID.
Well of course but you get the idea lol

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by GDAWG » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:35 am

Rangersking669 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am
GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am
Rangersking669 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:22 am

So about that..Inter Miami doesn't even want to stay in that stadium long term. Don Garber and Beckham have both said they only want them in Ft Lauderdale for 2 years before they finally get a stadium deal done in Miami..which comes to the benefit of the XFL as they basically get gift wrapped an MLS stadium on a silver platter
It's probably going to be longer than two years for Miami due to COVID.
Well of course but you get the idea lol
The saga of how Miami got their new stadium is epic. They haven't even broken ground yet.

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by Rangersking669 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:36 am

GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:35 am
Rangersking669 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am
GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am


It's probably going to be longer than two years for Miami due to COVID.
Well of course but you get the idea lol
The saga of how Miami got their new stadium is epic. They haven't even broken ground yet.
On the miami stadium they haven't even agreed to a plan yet. As for Fort Lauderdale obviously that stadium already exists and is completely done

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Re: Hampton Roads, VA/NC- XFL Expansion/Relocation City Discussion Bonanza

Post by GDAWG » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:38 am

Rangersking669 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:36 am
GDAWG wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:35 am
Rangersking669 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:31 am

Well of course but you get the idea lol
The saga of how Miami got their new stadium is epic. They haven't even broken ground yet.
On the miami stadium they haven't even agreed to a plan yet. As for Fort Lauderdale obviously that stadium already exists and is completely done
The prevailing feeling is that that will be Inter Miami's Stadium for at least 5 years, maybe longer.

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