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XFL announces inaugural home cities

05 December, 2018, 22:40 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Vince Mc Mahon speaks about the XFL in 2000. The upstart football league is set to make a comeback

It's still unclear what the nicknames will be for these teams, although the XFL's first run in 2001 included franchises in a few of these cities.

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). The team's name was not announced.

Player salaries will be "very competitive", and rosters will be drawn from all available players, including those who have been cut from National Football League teams, Luck said.

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

It did not give details on how the league will be different than the NFL but said research is underway. It will also cater to families looking for affordable ticket options.

McMahon is "personally funding" the new leaugue. Murphy confirmed that a third football team will be utilizing the stadium when the XFL returns in 2020. Louis, Seattle and Washington also will field teams. But to the dismay of fans across the region, the Rams moved back to Los Angeles for the 2016 season.

Games will start the weekend of February 8 in 2020. The league will start with eight teams, 45-man active rosters and a 10-week regular-season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. Four of those stadiums are now home to NFL teams, while one is home to a Major League Baseball team, one is home to a Major League Soccer team, one his home to a college football team and one is a former home of an NFL team.

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