"This historic combination will anchor professional spring football with substantial capabilities and resources to ensure future growth and continue to enhance the development of the collective players, coaches, and staff that are coming together."
USFL (L) and XFL game balls from 2022 and 2020 respectively. USFL photo from Vasha Hunt/USA Today Sports, XFL photo from Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports.
In-person attendance was an issue for the USFL, and some of that was about playing in one city. Playing in two to four cities may help a bit, but means the league still won't play in all of its "local markets."