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XFL Houston franchise to play at TDECU stadium in 2020

Seattle awarded new XFL team to play at Century Link Field Seattle awarded new XFL team to play at Century Link Field
Isaac Mcdaniel | 07 December, 2018, 05:12

The building is home to two National Football League teams - the New York Giants and New York Jets - and of course, next year's WrestleMania 35. He mentioned the hundreds of players that get cut from the National Football League and they will be invited to try out for the XFL. In an afternoon press conference, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck, sometimes known as father to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, announced Dallas would be one of eight cities to represent a team in the startup football league. He said the original XFL was 20 years ahead of its time and so much has changed. Team nicknames were not announced.

Each team will have 45-man rosters and seven-man practice squads.

MetLife Stadium is already home to two professional football teams - the New York Giants and New York Jets - but beginning in 2020, a third will move onto the premises.

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.

The XFL folded after its lone season in 2001.

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It did not give details on how the league will be different than the NFL but said research is underway.

The league's founder, Vince McMahon, is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, a wrestling entertainment company.

McMahon said there will be more innovative and exciting play.

"You may ask yourself, what is football reimagined?" Luck promised a quicker pace of play with the overall goal of keeping games under three hours. They want fast-paced action with "more ball and less stall". The XFL will also establish a health, wellness and safety program that meets the needs of today's athletes. The NFL's TV ratings have gone back up in 2018, but the XFL and others are looking to attract fans with games during the NFL offseason. He also said they've taken input from fans and some of their best ideas have come from them.

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