Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Los Angeles, New York among eight cities in new XFL

XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck
Frederick Owens | 05 December, 2018, 23:44

According to the official press alert for the XFL press conference, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy will be in attendance, so it was a safe bet that the New York City area would have a team. We pledge to bring St. Louis a team deserving of a passionate and football-starved fan base.

In a major announcement this afternoon, the XFL revealed all eight teams that will compete in their upcoming 2020 relaunch, as well as plenty of new details for the alternative football league. "In 2020, St. Louis will once again have its day in the world of professional football".

McMahon said there is a long term financial commitment to the XFL, and that the game play will be innovative and exciting.

Vince McMahon's XFL announced that the following cities will host teams and also announced the stadiums the teams will play in.

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"We believe launching in February 2020 gives us the time to get the game, the fan experience and the partnerships right, and we believe we are well on our way", Luck said. He then introduced Vince McMahon. It will also cater to families looking for affordable ticket options.

Here's where the other XFL teams will play: Dallas - Globe Life Park; Houston - TDECU Stadium; Los Angeles - StubHub Center; New York - MetLife Stadium; Seattle - CenturyLink Field; Tampa Bay - Raymond James Stadium; and Washington, D.C. - Audi Field. The XFL is now testing out elements of its format with junior college football teams to solidify a final on-field product.

It seems by placing XFL cities in famous National Football League locations, they are able to possibly capitalize on the downtime those fans might have in that market in the offseason. It folded after one season in 2001.

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