This past week football fans got to meet the president of the St. Louis BattleHawks, the XFL team coming to St. Louis. He announced the logo and team name. Up until this week the league had been handling everything but that has changed.
“Today is our birthday!” said G.M. Kurt Hunzeker who actually visited the newborn unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to celebrate the team’s “birth date” of Aug. 21, 2019 before heading over to Urban Chestnut in the Grove for a special team happy hour.
Hunzeker, most recently the Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Research for Minor League Baseball (MiLB), is a St. Louis native.
ESPN 101 did a live broadcast of the introductory event at Urban Chestnut. Randy Karraker, Brad Thompson and Chris Rongey, shown in the top photo were on hand doing “The Fast Lane” while curious fans milled around.
The team, who will play their games at the Dome will start the week after the Super Bowl in 2020.
“Now we get to start marketing in St. Louis,” said Hunzeker. “If you think today is a big day, just watch what’s coming.”
Hunzeker and new marketing director Mark Taylor as well as Brentan Debysingh the Communications manager for the XFL greeted fans and passed out BattleHawks posters. There was a good turnout of fans and media members including long-time football reporter Howard Balzer.
Hunzeker signed autographs on fans’ posters.
Jonathan Hayes, the Cincinnati Bengals tight ends coach for the last 16 seasons and a standout NFL tight end, had been named the head coach and general manager of the team earlier.
Now that the local office is about to open the BattleHawks are accepting “ticket deposits.” According to the team, “Your deposit gives you priority access to purchase St. Louis BattleHawks season tickets before the general public. Secure your place in XFL football history today.”
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Season Ticket Benefits:
- Seat selection in advance of general public
- Access to special team events
- Confirmed same seat location for all 2020 home games
- First priority for playoff ticket purchases
- Special offers on team merchandise
- Dedicated Experience Manager
After purchase of a season ticket deposit, the team will notify fans when the seat selection process begins to secure your 2020 Season tickets.
Each season ticket deposit reserves one seat for each of the five St. Louis BattleHawks regular season home games at The Dome Stadium.
The eight teams in the league will be the Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, L.A. Wildcats, N.Y. Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, Seattle Dragons, Tampa Bay Vipers and DC Defenders.