ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) - The XFL filed for bankruptcy on Monday, bringing some further truth to reports that the second iteration of the league is likely coming to a close.
The XFL's inaugural season was cut short due to the coronavirus, just before St. Louis was set to host Los Angeles and getting close to selling out the entire Dome at America's Center.
All players will be paid their promised salary and benefits for the rest of this season and the league previously said it planned on playing a full season in 2021 and beyond.All ticketholders – including the more than 40,000 who bought tickets for the Rock the Dome game scheduled for March 21 – were issued refunds or given credit toward future games.
But spring football is a difficult challenge, as the Alliance of American Football found out in 2019, not lasting a full season.
The XFL also played one season in 2001.