December 4, 2022

Indoor Football League and XFL Strike Deal For Player Partnership; Las Vegas Has Teams In Both Leagues

ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT By Alan Snel, LVSportsBiz.com Publisher/Writer Las Vegas has teams in the Indoor Football…

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By Alan Snel, LVSportsBiz.com Publisher/Writer

Las Vegas has teams in the Indoor Football League and rebooted XFL, so players will be interested to know that the IFL and XFL have a new partnership that will allow players released by XFL teams to transfer to IFL squads.

The IFL’s Vegas Knights Hawks, which play in The Dollar Loan Center arena in Henderson, just completed its first season, while the revamped XFL will have a team in Las Vegas.

 The two leagues will also work together on scheduling joint tryouts and sharing video and game films.

“Our partnership with the IFL is a win across the board,” said Doug Whaley, XFL SVP Player Personnel. “Not only will the League have access to a consistent pool of highly competitive players who are in game shape, but it will also provide the opportunity for some of our players to continue their development and extend their professional careers.”

The IFL also likes the arrangement.

“We are extremely excited to be working with the XFL,” said Todd Tryon, Commissioner of the IFL. “This partnership will allow a bigger opportunity for the players of the IFL. Our goal is to create a platform for our players to advance their career on and off the field and this is another step towards that.”

There has not been an announcement about whether the XFL Las Vegas team will play at the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium.

The XFL and the Indoor Football League are the minor leagues of football as their players hope to reach the NFL one day.