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Looking Back at 2020: Best Gameday Atmosphere

A photo of the crowd from the Seattle Dragons' home opener in Week 2, a victory over the Tampa Bay Vipers. (Photo: Dragons Twitter)

The XFL season ended early, but the league has pledged to return in 2021. 

With eyes on the past and future,’s Art Garcia and Pat Yasinskas discussed various topics from the 2020 debut via email.

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Pat Yasinskas: Even though the season lasted only five games, the crowd response was excellent. Which city had the best gameday atmosphere? I say St. Louis.

The city had been without football since the Rams left five years ago. The fans showed how much they missed football and made a lot of noise for the BattleHawks. The atmosphere was electric.

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Art, what city do you think had the best atmosphere?

Art Garcia: I wish I had a chance to make it to the Pacific Northwest.

I've been to Seattle plenty in my sports reporting career, and that city loves its own. I only see the Dragons fan base growing to become more passionate as the XFL years roll on. 

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