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XFL off to solid start during opening weekend with healthy attendances and TV ratings

The revived XFL enjoyed a solid start during the spring-season American football league's opening weekend, with healthy 17,000-plus attendances in the four games played and generally favorable reviews about the quality of play and television broadcasts.

On February 8, the DC Defenders drew 17,163 fans for their game against Seattle Dragons at Audi Field, while the Houston Roughnecks attracted a crowd of 17,815 for their clash with Los Angeles Wildcats at TDECU Stadium.

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