Transportation in the XFL is a thorny issue for the losing team. That thought came through on the field not taken seriously after Saturday’s game against the Defenders and Vipers.
First and foremost, the XFL failed to make Allegiant Stadium the home of the Las Vegas team. So while other organizations play at Camping World Stadium, the Alamodome, or the America’s Center dome, the Vipers play at Cashman Field.
Cashman Field was built in 1983 as a Triple-A baseball stadium. Minor renovated in 2019 into a football field for his league.
Now used for football.
The dry grass had to be spray painted green before the game.
Not only that, it started to rain and field conditions deteriorated quickly.
The press seat too… something!
The Las Vegas Field is the only one of its kind. All other fields in XFL are, at least, fairly legitimate. Not Sin City.
Besides playing on a spray-painted soccer field, the losing team needed a long way home.
Saturday, it was the DC Defenders who emerged victorious. The “Hometown” Vipers lost by 12 to him.
Except they couldn’t make it back to the comfort of their home in Las Vegas.
In 2023, the XFL adopts a hybrid structure.
All eight teams in the league practice in or around the hub in Arlington, Texas. They are all based in the same location and travel to different markets for their games.
After all, both teams travel together. So after their loss to the Defenders on Sunday, the Vipers had to board the same plane as the team that beat them to return to Lone Star State.
DC starting quarterback Jordan Taam posted a Snapchat video from the plane showing the Defenders in the back, jamming out to Future and celebrating the win.
The Vipers were at the forefront, silent, nodding their loss.
It makes perfect sense for the XFL to move both teams from Texas to play in the same location. Especially since they are trying to generate legitimate and profitable revenue.
That just makes things AWWWWWWKKKKWWWWWWAAAAAARRRDDD!