We’re now two weeks into the 2020 XFL season, and we’ve got new attendance figures to analyze. Overall, the league experienced attendance growth from Week 1 to Week 2.
According to Ben Fischer of of Sports Business Journal, the league attendance jumped 9.5 percent in its second weekend. This can largely be attributed to the home opener for the Seattle Dragons.
Seattle sports fans usually always show up, whether its the NFL, MLB or MLS. Apparently, that’s true for the XFL as well, as 29,172 attended the Dragons’ inaugural home game at CenturyLink Field.
That crowd watched the Dragons beat the Tampa Bay Vipers 17-9 for the first win in franchise history. Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Wildcats hosted 14,979 at Dignity Health Sports Park for a 25-18 loss to the Dallas Renegades.
It wasn’t all good news for the league, however, as D.C. and Houston experienced dips in attendance from Week 1. It will be interesting to monitor how attendance ebbs and flows in the coming weeks.
DC: 15,031 (-12.4% from Wk 1)
Houston: 17,103 (-4%)
LA home opener, Dignity Health Sports Park: 14,979.
— Ben Fischer (@BenFischerSBJ) February 17, 2020
This weekend, the Vipers and the St. Louis Battlehawks will be making their home debuts. The Dragons and Wildcats are also hosting games.
Week 3 of the XFL gets underway at 2 p.m. ET Saturday when the Vipers take on the Houston Roughnecks on ABC.