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

Sherman Parsons
December 6, 2018

XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck made the announcement at a press conference in New York Wednesday.

While there is still a lot for the XFL to get together before 2020 - team names, coaches, players - some new information on the upcoming season were revealed.

All eight XFL teams will have the same roster budget. According to a release, the league will prioritize "fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules".

St. Louis is the only XFL home city that does not have a current National Football League team after the Rams moved back to Los Angeles in 2016. It looks like the XFL will know if that is going to work soon enough, because even though the games aren't scheduled to kick off until February 2020, fans can make sure they have a seat for the event where ever they want to catch a game. Teams will play a 10-game regular-season schedule and two-round playoffs in the months immediately following the National Football League season.

He said that their ideas for the league and their reimagined version of football are now being tested. The XFL wants to "compliment" fall football.

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Also, the league said tickets will have an "affordable price" but the ticket price range was not announced. The XFL will begin play in 2020.

Luck says they will look for the best coaches and players available and majority will have college and National Football League experience. But McMahon's XFL is said to be buttressed by US$100-milllion of his own money, and Luck said it is funded for a five-year plan that will give it time to grow.

Luck also announced plans for a shorter play clock in the XFL, while games will be played in under three hours and TV timeouts will be limited.

The XFL is already reserving season tickets for their return season on their official website which was announced during the conference held today.

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