Seattle among 8 cities awarded XFL team

05 December, 2018, 23:39 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck

The announcement was made by XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey during a press conference that included representatives from all eight markets. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon stated that he would spend $100 million on the league but that nothing close to what he will end up spending.

They had various officials from the cities appear and hype their involvement in the new XFL. "We pledge to bring St. Louis a team deserving of a passionate and football-starved fan base".

McMahon is "personally funding" the new leaugue.

Globe Life Park, home of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers.

"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. Luck also emphasized that they want to keep ticket prices low for families.


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.

The NFL Cardinals played in St. Louis from 1960 to 1987 before relocating to Arizona.

Seattle: CenturyLink Field, home of the Seahawks. But to the dismay of fans across the region, the Rams moved back to Los Angeles for the 2016 season.

The XFL is planning a reboot for early 2020, and Tampa Bay is going to be part of it, the professional football league announced Wednesday. 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.

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

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