It’s been a wild ride since the XFL was forced to suspend its season halfway through the season due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, they have officially suspended daily operations laying off all of its employees and as of earlier this week they have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
It seems the league was still making moves right until the end. According to Chuck Miketinac of FOX San Antonio the XFL was calling several cities to gauge potential interest in a relocating one of the existing franchises to their town. One of those locations was San Antonio, former home of the AAF‘s Commanders.
“Two sources told us San Antonio had exploratory conversations with the XFL about the league possibly moving one of its existing teams to the Alamo City.”
According to Miketinac, it seems the XFL was looking to relocate up to three of its teams. Before the league ended fans had speculated the the league would look to move some of the teams based on attendance. The Los Angeles Wildcats, New York Guardians and Tampa Bay Vipers would have been prime candidates as they all averaged less than 12,000 fans per home game
We may never know the answer to these questions, but if we ever find out more on this subject we’ll make sure to keep you posted.
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