Vince McMahon’s second version of the XFL is off to a great start.
Ticket sales for their first slate of games this weekend are reportedly strong for a start-up league and, according to XFL News, the league has already surpassed the number of tickets that the now-defunct AAF sold for their entire season.
Attendance numbers are not in yet for Sunday’s games but the league reportedly drew 17,163 fans for the Seattle vs. DC game that aired on ABC on Saturday. The second game on Saturday between the Los Angeles Wildcats vs. Houston Roughnecks reportedly drew 17,815 fans.
The first week for the original XFL started out strong but attendance and ratings dipped throughout the season. The difference between the new and old version of the XFL is the new version has been mostly praised online by football fans, which could mean that the league has a chance to succeed for the long term if more people decide to give them a chance.