Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

XFL announces team cities, and stadiums, and stadium capacity

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Sergio Cook | 07 December, 2018, 05:14

The St. Louis team will play its games at The Dome at America's Center, known as the Edward Jones Dome when the Rams called it home.

The Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy was on-hand to kick off the press conference at MetLife Stadium today.

The first attempt at the XFL flamed out after one season in 2001.

Beyond the presser, the XFL posted a video with a list of the cities to its official Twitter account. For now, the Jets and Giants better prepare themselves for some new offseason tennants.

Luck said the games will feature a shorter play clock compared to the National Football League and conclude in less than three hours.

The XFL has unveiled the cities and venues for its eight-team league that will debut in 2020, the league announced Wednesday.

Delivering authentic, high energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. Luck says they want to listen to fans and say they already have great ideas from them.

By the time the XFL begins playing again in 2020, it will have been almost two decades since the franchise existed. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower" than other US professional sports leagues, he added. (The XFL season will run during the National Football League offseason).

"After months of research and consideration, we're thrilled to announce the cities and venues of the XFL's eight inaugural teams", Luck said. It intends to find players who are struggling to find a job in the National Football League, and from the college ranks.

"Hundreds of players are cut every year from National Football League teams".

He said that their ideas for the league and their reimagined version of football are now being tested. The league will launch 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.

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