Enemy #1: Why the Battlehawks and the Sea Dragons are at war
Don’t get me wrong every team in the XFL North should be considered rivals. Here are a season ticket holder’s reasons why the Battlehawks should be listed as “enemy #1”.
In 2020, the St. Louis Battlehawks and the Seattle Dragons were the top two markets for the XFL respectively. And as both fan bases grew, my dismay for the Battlehawks grew. Seeing the Battlehawks get all the love only made my love for the Dragons grow bigger.
Being a Seattle-based team, we are known for our fandom. Every time I would see the fans pack the stands for the Dragons’ home games, the Battlehawks had just a few hundred more fans. The Dragons’ inaugural home game on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020, drew 29,554 fans, the largest crowd from the 14 games played that far. In their inaugural home game on February 15th, 2020, they would draw 29,172 fans; just getting beat out by St. Louis by 382 fans.
The 2020 season wasn’t the best for the Dragons, finishing with a 1-4 record. But they still had the second-highest attendance while boasting a losing record. While the Battlehawks got the have the title “#1 fans” with a winning record and that made them “enemy #1” to the Dragons faithful.
We get to meet the Battlehawks two times in the regular season. But for me, the battle isn’t only on the field, but also in the stands. Week two is the Dragons’ first home game. It just so happens to be against the Battlehawks. In our second matchup in XFL history, before we win on the field, let’s win in the stands, be 30,612 strong, and sell out the lower bowl of Lumen field.
By February 14th, there were 24,935 seats sold and 5,677 seats left, so if you have been waiting to get tickets, get them now. If you have been THINKING about getting tickets, get them now.
We need everybody to #Breathefire on 2/23/23!