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

06 December, 2018, 06:55 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Vince Mc Mahon speaks about the XFL in 2000. The upstart football league is set to make a comeback

All eight teams are owned by the league.

"Combined these markets comprise almost a quarter of the nation's population", said XFL commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck at a news conference held at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. It opened to impressive TV ratings, but audiences quickly tuned out a league that seemed too gimmicky - TV cameras in the bathrooms, lascivious cheerleaders and jerseys that included self-chosen nicknames such as "He Hate Me". Luck said they want more in-game rhythm and flow, and he also spoke about safety precautions.

World Wrestling Entertainment founder and Chairman McMahon has come up with a different game plan than the one employed by his first football league that mixed the sport with aspects of his wrestling empire.

League officials promise the new XFL will be less gimmicky and controversial than its predecessor from 2001, which only lasted a season. "Less stall, more ball", he said, proving again that people will proudly invent dumb slogans as long as they rhyme.

Kickoff for the XFL will be February 8-9, 2020, following the Super Bowl, as the league runs during the NFL's offseason. The XFL wants to "compliment" fall football.

Luck said they are working with players in MS so they can test out some of their ideas.

Also, the league said tickets will have an "affordable price" but the ticket price range was not announced.

Powell's POV: A press conference was broadcast on the XFL social media pages. It intends to find players who are struggling to find a job in the National Football League, and from the college ranks. Team names, logos, colors, and players will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

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

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