WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon recently announced that he would be reviving The XFL. The XFL will be returning to the gridiron in February 2020 and the eight cities that will be the homes of The XFL Teams were announced in a recent press conference that took place in MetLife Stadium. While the original iteration of The XFL was a monumental failure, running for just one season in 2001 and losing WWE & NBC millions in the process, Vince McMahon promised a new vision for the league this time around, selling the league as “football reimagined.”
The Alliance Of American Football
McMahon won’t be without competition as The Alliance Of American Football is set to start play this 2019. The league was created by Charlie Ebersol, who worked with McMahon extensively while directing The 30 For 30 Documentary “This is The XFL” for ESPN. While The AAF will get a head-start on The XFL, McMahon certainly has an advantage when it comes to brand recognition and with the cities that will play host to XFL Teams now public, he can begin campaigning for the league to help ensure it doesn’t meet the same brief end it did in its first run.
XFL Cities and Stadiums List
Below are the cities and stadiums that were announced:
- New York/New Jersey At MetLife Stadium Capacity: 82,500 Year Opened: 2010 Current Residents: New York Giants, New York Jets
- Arlington, Texas At Globe Life Park Capacity: 49,115 Year Opened: 1994 Current Residents: Texas Rangers
- Houston, Texas At TD ECU Stadium Capacity: 42,822 Year Opened: 2014 Current Residents: Houston Cougars
- Los Angeles, California At StubHub Center Capacity: 27,000 Year Opened: 2003 Current Residents: LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Chargers
- St. Louis, Missouri At The Dome At America’s Center Capacity: 66,695 Year Opened: 1995 Current Residents: None, Former Home Of The St. Louis Rams
- Seattle, Washington At CenturyLink Field Capacity: 72,000 Year Opened: 2002 Current Residents: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC
- Tampa, Florida At Raymond James Stadium Capacity: 65,618 Year Opened: 1998 Current Residents: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, South Florida Bulls
- Washington D.C. At Audi Field Capacity: 20,000 Year Opened: 2018 Current Residents: D.C. United
Though not announced, the league has already registered XFL-related domains for additional cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Minnesota, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh & San Francisco.