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By Marc Lawrence — Getting fans through the stadium turnstiles in the eight XFL cities is a particularly acute need because the fledgling league needs revenue generated from ticket, concessions and merchandise sales at games. That’s because it’s not getting the gargantuan TV contract money that the established major leagues enjoy. So the XFL priced itself accordingly and the strategy appears to have worked thus far. The league drew a reported 76,285 fans to its four games this past weekend, an average of more than 19,000 per game and a 9 percent uptick from the opening weekend’s 69,818. It’s cheaper to attend an XFL game than an NFL game. To take a family of four to an XFL game, the average cost is $284, per a report from sports business intelligence firm Team Marketing Report. By contrast, the average cost to take four people to an NFL game last season was $540, which means the XFL is $256 cheaper. The XFL is also cheaper for four people to attend than the NBA ($420 for the 2018-19 season) and the NHL ($424 for the current season). Major League Baseball ($234) and Major League Soccer ($250) are cheaper deals than the XFL. So enjoy it while you can because when was the last time you saw anything go down in price?

College Hoops History Book
Michigan: 7-0 $ vs. Boilermakers … Memphis: 9-0 $ off a win when seeking LTKO revenge … Villanova: 13-2 SU and 12-3 ATS vs. Musketeers … Mississippi State: 6-0-1 $ vs. Aggies … Louisville: 7-1 $ with revenge vs. Tar Heels.

Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s NBA Day To Day Trends in the Playbook Basketball Newsletter: Washington: The Houston Rockets are 11-1 OVER versus unrested opponents. The Utah Jazz are 10-2 OVER with no rest in non-division games. Follow the instructions.
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