XFL Teams and Venues Announced

Football is back! St. Louis awarded XFL franchise

Houston will play at the University of Houston's stadium, Washington will play at the new home of the MLS' DC United, and Los Angeles will play at the StubHub Center, the soccer stadium that temporarily houses the L.A. Chargers and thousands of fans of whichever team is playing them.

XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck made the announcement at a press conference in New York Wednesday.

The XFL was originally founded in 1999, but closed after one season.

The XFL's eight teams for its opening season are Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. An 80,000-seat venue like MetLife Stadium is going to be tough to fill, or even come close to filling, and tens of thousands of empty seats run the risk of making the XFL look bush league. For now, the Jets and Giants better prepare themselves for some new offseason tennants. Teams will play a 10-game regular-season schedule and two-round playoffs in the months immediately following the National Football League season. "We plan to invite those players to try out for the XFL".

Kickoff for the XFL will be February 8-9, 2020, following the Super Bowl, as the league runs during the NFL's offseason.

A big question facing the XFL is how many fans it will be able to persuade to show up to its games. He said there will be an app that will serve as the central hub for the league.

The commissioner also said that he expects most of the players to come from the large pool of guys who can't stick on an National Football League roster. And that's the uncertainty for the Canadian league: will a revived XFL drain some of the talent pool for it?

McMahon is investing $500 million of his own money into a business model similar to the one used by Major League Soccer when it started, with all the franchises owned and operated by the league.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced in January that the revived XFL would launch in 2020 with eight teams of 40 players and a 10-game schedule. They want fans to have access to players and coaches.

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