- The XFL is set to return in 2020, with eight teams playing spring football under Vince McMahon’s business stewardship.
- On Wednesday, the eight cities that would host teams were announced, including New York, Los Angeles, and Tampa.
- McMahon isn’t the only one hoping to start a spring football league, with the American Alliance of Football set to kick off its inaugural season in 2019.
In January, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced that he would be reviving the XFL.
On Wednesday, the eight cities getting teams were announced, as well as the stadiums that would host them.
While the original iteration of the XFL was a monumental failure, running for just one season in 2001 and losing WWE and NBC millions in the process, McMahon promised a new vision for the league this time around, selling the league as “football reimagined.”
McMahon won’t be without competition – a competing spring football league, the Alliance of American Football, is set to start play in 2019. The league was created by Charlie Ebersol, who worked with McMahon extensively while directing the “30 for 30” documentary “This is the XFL” for ESPN.
While the AAF will get a headstart on the XFL, McMahon certainly has an advantage when it comes to brand recognition, and with the cities that will play host to XFL teams now public, he can begin campaigning for the league to help ensure it doesn’t meet the same brief end it did in its first run.
Take a look below at the cities that will have XFL teams come 2020 and the stadiums that will be hosting them.
New York City — MetLife Stadium
Year opened: 2010
Current residents: New York Giants, New York Jets
Washington D.C. — Audi Stadium
Year opened: 2018
Current residents: D.C. United
Los Angeles — StubHub Center
Year opened: 2003
Current residents: LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Chargers
Houston — TD ECU Stadium
Year opened: 2014
Current residents: Houston Cougars
St. Louis — The Dome at America’s Center
Year opened: 1995
Current residents: None, former home of the St. Louis Rams
Seattle — CenturyLink Field
Year opened: 2002
Current residents: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC
Dallas — Globe Life Park
Year opened: 1994
Current residents: Texas Rangers
Tampa Bay — Raymond James Stadium
Year opened: 1998
Current residents: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, South Florida Bulls
Read more on the new XFL:
- The new XFL is going to have several major and surprising differences from the first iteration
- Johnny Manziel expressed interest in the new XFL, and it backfired immediately
- Vince McMahon’s role in the new XFL sounds as if it will be in stark contrast to the original version
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