It’s sad to see, but it looks like the XFL is battening down the hatches. The Football Startup has terminated everyone on their payrolls, likely in an attempt to preserve capital for the 2021 season.
The League’s day to day operations are suspended, and while they’re committed to making 2021 happen, we’re not sure when they will be ramping back up. For Vince McMahon and Oliver Luck the highest priority is obviously keeping the XFL brand afloat.
Breaking News: The #XFL has terminated all of its employees. A small “skeleton crew” of league execs will continue to work at the CT HQ.— Konnor Fulk (@KonnorFulk_XFL) April 10, 2020
This comes just a day after the League has announced it will be refunding all 2021 season tickets, and it appears that the XFL is consolidating and hunkering down for a long offseason.
Our thoughts go out to all the individuals who’ve worked so hard to make the XFL happen, but from a business standpoint the league needs to make sure it survives until next spring.
With all 2020 sports including spring, summer and fall leagues up in the air it only follows that the XFL is hedging its bets, but the distinct possibility of a prolonged shutdown could make us the first sports back in the game in 2021.
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