The Alliance of American Football closed its doors today. They shut down operations on Tuesday until further notice signaling the end of the season and most likely the league.
All eyes are now on the XFL, their main competitor in the Spring Football space. Following Tuesday’s news, the XFL released a statement regarding the AAF.
“We have said all along the success or failure of other leagues will have no impact on our ability to deliver high-quality, fast-paced, professional football. The XFL is well-funded, we have time before kick-off to execute our business plan, and we will soon announce a national broadcast and cable TV schedule that makes it easy for fans to find our games consistently every weekend when we launch next February. There is no doubt that avid football fans want more and we’re excited to get going in 2020.”
XFL Statement on suspension of AAF: “We have said all along the success or failure of other leagues will (cont) https://t.co/cOhj0QSU71— daniel kaplan (@dkaplanSBJ) April 2, 2019
According to Darren Rovell, the XFL has an interest in buying assets from the defunct AAF.
Developing: Sources say the XFL is interested in acquiring a variety of AAF assets https://t.co/UTvHbKsAZ5— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 2, 2019
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