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Sources: XFL staff laid off, no plans for 2021 (CE)

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The XFL suspended operations Friday morning and laid off nearly all of its staff, multiple sources told ESPN. While a handful of executives remain employed, the league currently has no plans to return in 2021.

The league canceled its season last month after five games as part of a nationwide shutdown due to coronavirus concerns, pledging to return next year.

Click here to read the story at espn.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is revenue?
  2. What were the XFL’s primary revenue streams?
  3. How did the COVID-19 health crisis impact the XFL’s ability to generate revenue?
  4. Do you think the XFL was on track to be successful financially? Why or why not?
  5. In your opinion, is this the last we will see of the XFL? Why or why not?
Chris Lindauer
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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