After weeks of speculation, the XFL announced plans to merge with the USFL on Thursday.
“Today, the United States Football League (‘USFL’) and the XFL announced their intention to merge,” the leagues said in a joint release. “Subject to customary regulatory approvals and if the transaction is consummated, the new league will establish best-in-class operations based on the most recent seasons of both leagues.”
“This historic combination will anchor professional spring football with substantial capabilities and resources to ensure future growth and continue to enhance the development of the collective players, coaches, and staff that are coming together.”
The questions will no doubt come pouring in from both fans and media alike. Who will own the league? Will there be hubs? Who will broadcast the games? That is still to be determined.