Another league bites the dust.
The Extreme Football League, also known as the X League, which is also formally the Lingerie Football League, announced a few days ago that they were also closing everything down amid the coronavirus crisis that has gripped the entire globe and claimed the lives of thousands of people.
The league sent out a statement:
The league was formed on December 17, 2019, with the “new” X League billing itself as a “new era in women’s empowerment.”
“In the age of female empowerment in sports, the Extreme Football League (or ‘X League’) is set to kickoff April 2020. The X League will make history prior to even playing a single game, as the league is announcing it will provide its athletes with ownership equity as they build their tenure in the sport,” reads a press release on the league’s website.
“‘This is not your father’s football league’, the X League will compromise of some of the world’s most athletic women, battling on a 70-yard field, in 7-on-7 full-contact tackle football. If you miss old school black-and-blue football, played by passionate athletes, the X League, is your league.
The 2020 season of the X League will include eight (8) teams nationally with plans for growth into twenty-four (24) US markets. The 2020 season will feature the Seattle Thunder, Los Angeles Black Storm, Austin Sound, Denver Rush, Chicago Blitz, Atlanta Empire, Nashville Knights, and Omaha Red Devils. Official team logos, colors, uniforms, and helmet designs will be unveiled in January 2020.
X League games will be played at major arenas and stadiums around the country to include accesso ShoWare Center (Seattle), Toyota Arena (Los Angeles), H-E-B Center (Austin), Denver Coliseum (Denver), SeatGeek Stadium (Chicago), Infinite Energy Center (Atlanta), Nashville Auditorium (Nashville) and Ralston Arena (Omaha).
GameDays will be an experience unlike any other in sports, kicking-off with tailgate festivities and once inside the doors of the stadium, be ready for a modern-day Roman Coliseum type battle. Games will conclude with homes teams hosting post-game meet and greet with all attending fans.
The inaugural season of the X League will kick off Saturday, April 11 in Austin, Texas at H-E-B Center and conclude with the first-ever X Cup on Saturday, September 12.”