Tilman Fertitta Enters the Race for Commanders Franchise: Report
Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire owner of Landry’s Inc., has reportedly joined the bidding for a new XFL team in Washington D.C. The team would be called the Washington Commanders and is part of an eight-team league that will begin play in 2020.
Fertitta joins other billionaires who have already expressed interest in joining this venture, including Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Fertitta also owns several professional sports teams, including the Houston Rockets of the NBA and the Houston Aeros hockey team from the AHL. He also owns Golden Nugget Casinos & Resorts across America as well as numerous restaurants around the world, such as Morton’s Steakhouse & Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The XFL is expected to bring a unique brand of football back to American audiences with rules that differ from traditional NFL games, such as no extra points after touchdowns or kickoffs being replaced by scrimmage plays on either end zone line instead among other changes. With Tilman Fertitta now entering into bidding for one franchise, it should make things even more interesting when it comes time for selecting owners later this year.Read more at Fox Business