The Spring League just wrapped up they’re second of two “Summer Showcases” yesterday in Mission Viejo, CA. This is the third season for The Spring League, and maybe the most important yet. As you know, the XFL and The Spring League formed a partnership back in January of this year.
As of now, the XFL and TSL have a strictly 3rd party relationship, meaning the XFL does not own a stake in TSL. That being said the XFL is The Spring League’s largest client having spent six-figures on three Spring League events so far.
According to an article on JohnWallstreet.com, it looks as the companies may be forming a tighter bond. TSL CEO Brian Woods thinks the relationship between TSL and the XFL has gone so well, that he’s had preliminary discussions “with Oliver about our league becoming the ‘Official D-League’ of the XFL.”
This would be a huge move for both parties and would definitely help the XFL in its infancy. If The Spring League does end up being the XFL’s D-League, that would be on top of the already discussed Team 9 which would be used to supplement teams throughout the season.