All 8 Cities And Stadiums Confirmed For New XFL Teams

Doug Mendoza
December 5, 2018

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.

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. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower" than other US professional sports leagues, he added.

"After months of research and consideration, we're thrilled to announce the cities and venues of the XFL's eight inaugural teams", said Luck. The league will kick off the weekend of February 8, the first weekend after the NFL's Super Bowl. He also said they've taken input from fans and some of their best ideas have come from them.

Commissioner Luck emphasized that they are committed to "listening to the fans" and keeping each game well under three hours. Rules will be simplified and broadcasts will air fewer commercials.

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The XFL will begin play in spring 2020. Vince noted that representatives from the eight team cities were in attendance.

The XFL will play its games during the NFL's offseason and will "complement", not directly compete with the National Football League, he added. The press conference also promises to have more details on the state of the league. Players will be tested for performance-enhancing drugs.

Luck will join 710 ESPN Seattle's Bob, Groz and Tom at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday to talk about the XFL in Seattle.

It's not the NFL but pro football will return to St. Louis with Vince McMahon's XFL. The original XFL, which formed as a joint partnership between WWE and NBC, folded in 2001 after just one season.

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