St. Louis BattleHawks Team president Kurt Hunzeker is suggesting that if there is an XFL season in 2021, it should be played in St. Louis. Pro sports are grappling with a post COVID world and one way to get in games is to play in a bubble.
Teams would be in one location like the NBA is doing in Walt Disney World. The XFL is planning to do the same. After the 2020 season shutdown, the league was planning a scenario where they could play a 12-week tournament in a host city in 2021. Those plans are now with the new ownership group.
Most people think Houston would be the place to have a bubble season since the XFL’s league training camp took place there and their Championship game was supposed to take place there as well.
Hunzeker thinks his city of St. Louis is also a great place to have a bubble XFL season.
Now that it’s official, CONGRATS! @DanyGarciaCo and @TheRock on your purchase of what can be a very profitable sports league! I know you both have a long list of things to do with your new toy, but I would like to suggest 2 must-haves based on my fun experience w/ your new asset: pic.twitter.com/mkobZHWYxJ— Kurt Hunzeker (@khunzeker) August 7, 2020
2 – If a bubble tournament is in the plans, St. Louis should be the host: rabid, football-loving fan base … weather-controlled pro-quality facility … and did I mention a rabid, football-loving fan base?#ForTheLoveOfSTL— Kurt Hunzeker (@khunzeker) August 7, 2020
While St. Louis does have some of the best and most rabid fans in the XFL. Fans would not be allowed anywhere near the players and games. Also, The Dome is indoors, which being in an enclosed space seems to be an issue with this virus.
Which city would be better to have a bubble XFL season in, Houston or St. Louis. Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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August 10, 2020 at 6:50 pm
It should be held in Tampa outside. The weather will be perfect and the conditions are perfect.
August 10, 2020 at 11:52 pm
Battlehawk fans are the best and we’d love to see our team on the field as soon as possible, however with the Covid numbers being so high in this area I don’t think it is a good idea to host The Bubble. Whether the team is here or not we just want to show St. Louis is a football city who supports it’s locally owned teams. Ka-kaw!!!
August 11, 2020 at 1:01 am
I am from St. Louis. But the XFL bubble should not be in St. Louis. Assuming that there would be eight teams again, the City would need at least two suitable venues for two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday. This would allow time to sanitize the locker rooms before the next teams occupy them the following day. St. Louis only has one suitable stadium, The Battledome, and it is indoors. Open air facilities would be better choices due to more frequent air exchanges.
August 16, 2020 at 2:18 am
St. Louis would be an excellent place for multiple reasons: great sports media market and would embrace the XFL more so than an NFL City . . . as would be focused on XFL.
Proved amazing and unbelievable support and interest for their team. In the middle of the country. Home to St. Louisan Joe Buck. Not primary anymore, but secondary home to Bob Costas. Many other strong media and sport media celebrity ties. City needs positivity. XFL could be part of that.
August 21, 2020 at 1:02 pm
The NFL can and would influence the outcome of this. The NFL is the deep state of American professional sports. They don’t want to be proved wrong about the fan base of StLous. They would do anything in there power to stop the obvious. St Louis is a top 5 sports market in the USA. The great fans around it’s community we’re treated unjustly largely because of the non leadership running the town. Never mind the Rams that was a inside deal in the deep state. With proper civic leadership the Football Cardinals should and would still reside in this top 5 metro area.