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XFL announces team cities, and stadiums, and stadium capacity

XFL announces team cities, and stadiums, and stadium capacity

The St. Louis team will play in The Dome at America's Center, where the St. Louis Rams played in downtown St. Louis. Team names, logos, colors, and players will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

"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. WWE's Vince McMahon, who is also the league's founder and chairman, will announce in a live press event the cities and venues that will represent the football league's first season.

Luck said more than 30 cities expressed interest in hosting XFL teams. "In 2020, St. Louis will once again have its day in the world of professional football". Though it came into being with a lot of fanfare, the XFL quickly folded after poor television ratings. Luck says they want to listen to fans and say they already have great ideas from them.

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

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The XFL will play its games during the NFL's offseason and will "complement", not directly compete with the National Football League, he added.

Today's big reveal fell in line with a report from last week which caught a potential leak on the XFL website, listing the phone numbers for eight league headquarters in different cities around the country.

The XFL, a formerly defunct and controversial football league created by Vince McMahon and the WWE in 2001, will re-open its doors in two years time and completely revamp how they approach the sport. 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.


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