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XFL announces eight teams, cities and stadiums for its return in 2020

XFL announces eight teams, cities and stadiums for its return in 2020

They had various officials from the cities appear and hype their involvement in the new XFL.

So who will the eight cities joining the XFL be?

In its first incarnation, the XFL, which was conceived as an outdoor football league that would take place during the NFL off-season, survived just one season having sought to fuse the sport with the over-the-top theatrics of pro wrestling.

XFL announces eight teams, cities and stadiums for its return in 2020
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Dallas, Houston, LA, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. have also been named as host cities.

It's kind of hard to believe that the XFL is coming back in 2020, but with each passing day, we get a little closer to Vince McMahon's second attempt at starting a professional football league.

But Luck said at his press conference today that the XFL has big ambitions and isn't afraid of a big challenge.

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McMahon thanked the media and the partner cities in attendance.

The refurbished XFL falls under the auspices of McMahon's Alpha Entertainment.

Commissioner and chief executive Oliver Luck also said there will be franchises in Houston, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa and Washington when the league kicks off the weekend of February 8-9. Vince said a lot has changed since the XFL launched 20 years ago, and he said the XFL was ahead of its time. Luck said. "It's a game that's fast-paced, high-octane, up-tempo, with a great rhythm, a great flow, with fewer stoppages in play".

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Luck stressed that the XFL will be "football reimagined" with "less stall, more ball".

Eight cities and venues will be revealed as the XFL prepares for the 2020 season.

Also, the league said tickets will have an "affordable price" but the ticket price range was not announced. It folded after one season in 2001. "New Jersey couldn't be happier to be one of the eight host sites for the XFL's 2020 revival season".

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