XFL Unveils Eight Cities, Venues for Teams to Launch in February 2020

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

In October, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said the league had no plans to resurrect original team names and identities.

On the heels of Tuesday's NHL expansion announcement, Seattle was announced as one of the eight inaugural cities to begin play when the new XFL football league kicks off in 2020.

The St. Louis team will play in The Dome at America's Center, the former home of the Rams.

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. Luck said they want more in-game rhythm and flow, and he also spoke about safety precautions.

"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.

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McMahon said there is a long term financial commitment to the XFL, and that the game play will be innovative and exciting.

Here's where the other XFL teams will play: Dallas - Globe Life Park; Houston - TDECU Stadium; Los Angeles - StubHub Center; New York - MetLife Stadium; Seattle - CenturyLink Field; Tampa Bay - Raymond James Stadium; and Washington, D.C. - Audi Field.

All but one of the cities now hosts and National Football League team.

Though it came into being with a lot of fanfare, the XFL quickly folded after poor television ratings. 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. Instead, McMahon will spend $500 million on XFL within the first three seasons of the league.

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