Nathan Rubbelke of the St. Louis Business Journal has some information on the upcoming XFL season in St Louis. It includes details about the XFL playing in The Dome at America’s Center.
According to Rubbelke, the XFL will pay the same rent as they did in 2020.
“The XFL will pay $100,000 per game for its St. Louis franchise to play five regular season home games at The Dome at America’s Center, according to a license agreement the startup professional football league has with Explore St. Louis, the city’s convention and visitor’s commission, which operates The Dome.”
The XFL and The Dome at America’s Center agreement are for three years. The XFL will also be responsible for some other game-day items.
“In addition to paying rent, the XFL will be responsible for covering game day expenses, including staffing for the facility’s maintenance and ticketing operations and public safety and security costs. Explore St. Louis will provide the XFL with turf installation, lighting for game setup, game-level lighting during football games, heating and cooling, and free public internet during games.”
In addition, we learned a bit more about the ticket revenue structure of the XFL.
“The XFL will keep all ticket revenue (after deduction of taxes and fees) and will sell its tickets for St. Louis games through Ticketmaster as part of an agreement Explore St. Louis has with the ticket sales company.
It is to provide 200 free tickets and three complimentary suites in “prime viewing locations” for Explore St. Louis.
The agreement includes an incentive section that gives the XFL an opportunity to earn a rebate on its ticket sales if it hits certain attendance metrics at The Dome.
If more than 10,000 tickets are scanned for a single game, the XFL receives a $1 rebate per ticket from the game. The rebate increases to $2 per ticket if more than 20,000 tickets are scanned for a single game.”
The XFL will also be able to sell in-game sponsorship deals and keep 100% of the revenue.
The article also talks about XFL merchandise during games, who will handle concessions, and what the St. Louis Rams paid per game back in the day.
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August 1, 2022 at 4:32 pm
Sounds like a sweetheart deal for the Battlehawks and the XFL and the Dome.