The XFL is back, and a team is headed to Seattle

The XFL is back, and a team is headed to Seattle

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

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

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.

Los Angeles, the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area and Dallas were among the eight cities and venues chosen to be the home sites when the XFL launches its inaugural season in February 2020. We pledge to bring St. Louis a team deserving of a passionate and football-starved fan base.

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McMahon is "personally funding" the new leaugue. He also said they've taken input from fans and some of their best ideas have come from them.

Luck said the games will feature a shorter play clock compared to the National Football League and conclude in less than three hours.

The XFL's Houston team announced on Wednesday that the University of Houston's TDECU Stadium will host the team in Spring 2020. The XFL is now testing out elements of its format with junior college football teams to solidify a final on-field product. It folded after one season in 2001.

It seems by placing XFL cities in famous National Football League locations, they are able to possibly capitalize on the downtime those fans might have in that market in the offseason.

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