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XFL announces its eight home venues, including four National Football League home fields

XFL announces its eight home venues, including four National Football League home fields

"We are committed to being ingrained in the local community and extremely fortunate that our teams will have world-class facilities to call home", XFL CEO Oliver Luck said. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower" than other USA professional sports leagues, he added.

The league founded by the WWE mogul announced Wednesday that St. Louis and seven other cities - Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C - will get XFL teams.

The XFL hopes to deliver a fan-centric, innovative experience, including fast-paced games and a family friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement. The league will begin play on February 8, 2020, the weekend after that year's Super Bowl. They want a smooth in game flow, limiting timeouts, and simplifying rules. He also said they've taken input from fans and some of their best ideas have come from them. Seattle will be part of the revamped league, with a team playing at CenturyLink Field.

So who will the eight cities joining the XFL be? The XFL will begin play in 2020.

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The XFL will play its games during the NFL's offseason and will "complement", not directly compete with the National Football League, he added.

This is the second go-round for the XFL, which is backed by World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon.

New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy kicked off the press conference and confirmed that MetLife Stadium will be home to one of the XFL teams. The original XFL, which formed as a joint partnership between WWE and NBC, folded in 2001 after just one season.


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