XFL To Reveal Teams And Venues At Today's Press Conference

Seattle awarded new XFL team to play at Century Link Field

The XFL is returning to the Meadowlands.

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. Among them is a NY team based at MetLife Stadium.

"There's one thing about Tampa: We love sports here and we love our sports teams, so yes, I am optimistic", said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

"We are honored to partner with the XFL and bring professional football to TDECU stadium", UH Athletics Director Chris Pezman said in a release from UH Athletics.

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"New Jersey couldn't be happier to be one of the eight host sites for the XFL's 2020 revival season", Gov. Phil Murphy said at the news conference. Like the rebooted version, the original XFL had eight teams. NFL may recognize the name as the home field for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it also acts as the home for the South Florida Bulls NCAA football team. 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.

The football league founded by wrestling entrepreneur Vince McMahon will be absent in several of the largest television markets: Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta.

He added that it will feature more innovative and exciting play, a sentiment echoed by commissioner Oliver Luck. He also said that the league will give fans a legal way to bet on games. "Less stall, more ball", he said, proving again that people will proudly invent dumb slogans as long as they rhyme.

"The NFL and college football are as popular today as they've ever been, with tens of millions of fans engaging each and every week". They want more in-game rhythm and flow by limiting game timeouts and TV timeouts. The league's opening weekend will arrive one year after the Alliance of American Football kicks off on February 9, 2019.

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