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Attendance Announced For St. Louis' First XFL Game

St. Louis BattleHawks players celebrate during a game.

ST LOUIS, MO - FEBRUARY 23: Shaq Jones #42 of the St. Louis Battlehawks celebrates with Harold Jones-Quartey #21 during the first half of an XFL game against the NY Guardians at The Dome at America Center on February 23, 2020 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Football returned to St. Louis today, and while it wasn't the Rams or the Cardinals, it still drew a decent crowd.

The St. Louis BattleHawks hosted the New York Guardians in the first game for the franchise at The Dome at America's Center. The building hadn't housed a regular season pro football game since the Rams left following the 2015 season.

It turns out the Gateway to the West still has a passion for the gridiron. The announced attendance for the city's XFL debut was 29,554. That's not too bad, even if The Dome can hold more than 67,000 for NFL games.

Those who came out got to watch the home team hammer the Guardians 29-9. With the victory, the BattleHawks moved to 2-1 on the season and into second place in the XFL East.

In addition to enjoying the W, the BattleHawks fans made sure to let Rams owner Stan Kroenke know how they felt about him moving the franchise.

Just in case he forgot, you know, which isn't likely.

All in all, it seems like any doubts that St. Louis can still be a football town were put to rest.