The XFL and USFL intend to merge to create a singular spring football league, the leagues announced Thursday.
“Subject to customary regulatory approvals and if the transaction is consummated, the new league will establish best-in-class operations based on the most recent seasons of both leagues,” the release stated. “This historic combination will anchor professional spring football with substantial capabilities and resources to ensure future growth and continue to enhance the development of the collective players, coaches, and staff that are coming together.”
A report Wednesday outlined the impending merger, along with a trademark filing for the possible new name of the combined league.
BREAKING: The USFL has filed for the National Spring Football League trademark (NSFL), per @KondoudisLaw.
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenPFN) September 27, 2023
The USFL also sent a notice to its players regarding the move.
UPDATE: Official statement from the #USFL regarding this merger.
The #XFL and USFL will be merging, and with the recent trademarks for the #NSFL and the National Spring Football League, it certainly seems to be heading in that direction. https://t.co/0KGKCyRMRP pic.twitter.com/7lTwKLkFJY
— James Larsen (@JamesLarsenPFN) September 28, 2023
More details about the merger will be made available pending final approval and regulatory clearances.