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XFL league proves to be another failure

In February this year, I wrote a column about the XFL and how I thought it would be successful for years to come. The XFL averaged 1.9 million viewers on television and averaged more than 20,000 spectators per game. When the XFL followed the suit of other major sport leagues, they stated that they would return in 2021 and that employees would be retained. But only two months later on April 11, 2020, the XFL filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The coronavirus pandemic has caused many businesses on the brink of bankruptcy or had bankrupted them. This league was a second spring football league started by Vince McMahon since his first XFL in 2001 and the second spring sports league to go down in recent years like the AAF who also ran out of money. I believed that McMahon, who´s net worth is 2.1 billion dollars, would survive the pandemic but ultimately didn’t. The league is now for sale until July 15, where a judge would be required for approval. The sale would give a new owner its name, trademarks and other intellectual property. For anyone hoping for a spring football comeback; have hope the league will sell by July 15 and hopefully be up and running in 2021 or even 2022. But for now, it looks as if another spring football league ran out of money and went bankrupt. 

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