XFL announces eight teams, cities and stadiums for its return in 2020

XFL announces eight teams, cities and stadiums for its return in 2020

"After months of research and consideration, we're thrilled to announce the cities and venues of the XFL's eight inaugural teams", said Luck.

Luck said fans can go to XFL.com to put a deposit on season tickets.

One of the rowdiest sports cities in America, Seattle will welcome the XFL as the team will call CenturyLink Field home in 2020. For now, the Jets and Giants better prepare themselves for some new offseason tennants.

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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.

Members of Explore St. Louis, which is overseen by the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, attended the XFL news conference in New Jersey for the announcement of the eight cities to get XFL teams. McMahon explored other possibilities to broadcast a second season, ultimately deciding to hang a closed sign in the window that was the XFL. The XFL has locked in major former National Football League executives, and in the first quarter of 2019, they will identify team presidents and key players, including Doug Flutie.

Commissioner Oliver Luck then took over, noting that they plan to reimagine the game.

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The XFL will embrace the latest on and off-field technology, providing live game coverage, content and real-time engagement across multiple platforms, giving fans greater access than ever before.

Luck said the league will have fewer stoppages, ie less stall and more ball. It opened with the Governor of New Jersey, who introduced Vince McMahon.

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. Hundreds of players get cut from the National Football League each year and they will be invited to try out, and there will be drafts & supplemental drafts. The XFL will have a 10-week regular schedule, 45-man active rosters and two semifinal playoff games.

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