Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Los Angeles, New York among eight cities in new XFL

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| 07 December, 2018, 05:14

The XFL, a formerly defunct and controversial football league created by Vince McMahon and the WWE in 2001, will re-open its doors in two years time and completely revamp how they approach the sport.

The announcement was made today by XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck at a press conference held at MetLife Stadium, which included representatives from all eight markets.

Poor attendance, however, shut the league down after one season.

The other host cities include New York (MetLife Stadium), Dallas (Globe Life Park), Houston (TDECU Stadium), Los Angeles (StubHub Center), Seattle (Century Link Field), Tampa Bay (Raymond James Stadium), and Washington D.C. (Audi Field).

One of the rowdiest sports cities in America, Seattle will welcome the XFL as the team will call CenturyLink Field home in 2020.


Vince McMahon, founder and chairman of both XFL ventures, said the new version will focus on football promising fast-paced, affordable, family friendly entertainment that will be interactive and as technologically-advanced as possible.

The XFL has unveiled the cities and venues for its eight-team league that will debut in 2020, the league announced Wednesday. All eight franchises will be owned by McMahon's company, Alpha Entertainment, in a single-entity format. "Less stall, more ball", he said, proving again that people will proudly invent dumb slogans as long as they rhyme.

By the time the XFL begins playing again in 2020, it will have been almost two decades since the franchise existed.

It did not give details on how the league will be different than the NFL but said research is underway.

"We will be looking for the best players and coaches who want to be part of something exciting", Luck said at a news conference on Tuesday. Each team will have a 45-man active roster and the league will play a 10-week regular season.

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