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Breakdown Of Key XFL Auction Dates, As XFL Looks For New Owners

As everyone is trying to enjoy the Summer od 2020. XFL fans need to keep a keen eye on the following dates. These relate to the potential auction and perhaps restart of the XFL in 2021.

These dates are part of the recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings.

  • June 3, 2020 – Service of Notice of Assumption and Assignment Notice
  • July 13, 2020 4:00 p.m. (ET) – Sale Objection Deadline Cure Cost/Assignment Objection Deadline
  • July 23, 2020 – Stalking Horse Bid Deadline
  • July 30, 2020 4:00 p.m. (ET) – Committee Sale Objection Deadline
  • July 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. (ET) – Bid Deadline
  • August 3, 2020, 10:00 a.m. (ET) – Auction
  • August 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m. (ET) – Post-Auction Objection Deadline
  • August 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m. (ET) – Sale Hearing

“A stalking-horse bid is an initial bid on the assets of a bankrupt company. The bankrupt company will choose an entity from a pool of bidders who will make the first bid on the firm’s remaining assets. “

So the real action will begin on July 23rd as the lowest price is set for the XFL. Basically a bidder is selected and they set the price for the bidding to start.

Potential buyers will submit their bids by July 30th, then the auction for the XFL starts on August 3rd. Ending with a new owner of the XFL on August 7th.

We have heard from multiple sources that there are big time players interested in purchasing the rights to the XFL. Stay with XFL News Hub was we watch this all play out.

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  1. Dude

    May 29, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Too bad these big time players didn’t get together and form a partnership to strengthen the league, divide up the risk, and invest in the future. Of course as always know-it-all egos get in the way. Plus some want fast cash and some are more patient.

    What I don’t want is the NFL to buy this up. I know some do, but I’ve had enough of their decisions. They half-hearted the WLAF and NFLE and will pull the plug at any loss. I lean more to a USFL style of aggressiveness, but that would cost too much now to outbid for players, unless Jeff Bezos came in and decided he’d challenge the whole NFL. But maybe a large partnership that limits league costs can try one more time. TV wants the games, but the games need to be better, the players in the skill positions aren’t good enough for long term health of the league. I think they need to think a little bit bigger than a minor league for the NFL.

  2. William

    June 8, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Will teams get back with season ticket holders to get there seats and tickets back if the league starts up again ?

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