Beginning in 2020 the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL, the alternative football league created by WWE mogul Vince McMahon, will play their home games at the StubHub Center in Carson. (If you recall the XFL originally launched in 2001 as a joint venture between McMahon and NBC Sports, but the league lasted just one year before folding due to poor ratings) Led by quarterback Tommy Maddox, the Xtreme won the inaugural championship at the LA Coliseum in a contest dubbed “The Million Dollar Game”.
What does this mean for the Galaxy? Business wise, it’s great for AEG to collect rent checks from another tenant.
However if the XFL goes forward with plans to play during the summer, the league would coincide smack-dab with the Galaxy’s summer schedule. You’d essentially have two teams using the field, a cumbersome arrangement that could easily damage the playing surface. (As Kevin Baxter noted on a recent episode of CoG, the Chargers have managed to keep the StubHub Center turf looking sharp by installing new grass after home games, but that won’t be an option in 2020)