BattleHawks electrify downtown St. Louis

Emily Stisser
Entertainment Columnist

For the first time since 2016, a St. Louis football team played in The Dome at America’s Center. In a historic home opener, on Sunday, Feb. 23, the St. Louis BattleHawks won against the New York Guardians. The final score was 29 to 9.

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Fans wave rally towels and cheer for the St. Louis BattleHawks on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the team’s home opener. The final score was 29 to 9. Photo by Emily Stisser

Competing in the new, XFL league, the BattleHawks will continue to play in a 10-week regular season schedule. The 10-game season is complete with five home games.

Originally, fans and supporters worried about ticket sales for home games, considering the vast seating capacity of around 66,000 at The Dome. However, the entire lower tier sold out at the game. The announced attendance was 29,554, making it the most attended XFL game yet.

In response, top tier ticket sales may be opened up for the next Feb. 29, home game this coming Saturday.

Many fans that attended the game described the energy as “electric.”

For the remainder of the season, single game ticket prices are fairly affordable, catering to a new fan base. Prices range anywhere from $24 to $108. Additionally, group and season ticket pricing varies. Information can be found at https://www.xfl.com/en-US/teams/st-louis.

The BattleHawks, one of four teams in the XFL east division, are led by head coach and general manager Jonathan Hayes.

Each and every XFL will continue to air on live television through various FOX networks.
As the long-term longevity of the team is still in question, for now, St. Louis is again, a football town.

Emily Stisser – Entertainment Columnist 

This will be Emily Stisser’s second year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.

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