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XFL to serve as NFL’s ‘Petri dish’ as part of strategic partnership

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Ahead of its planned comeback in 2023, the revamped XFL has announced a strategic partnership with the National Football League which is focused on player health and safety, and innovation.

According to a press release, the XFL will work with the NFL "on forward-thinking physical and mental fitness programs for players, the study of playing surfaces and equipment and the sharing of game trends and data."

The move comes after a potential partnership between the XFL and Canadian Football League was put on hold last summer.

In August 2020, the XFL was acquired for $15m (€13.3m) by an investment group which includes Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his business partner Dany Garcia, and American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners.

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