What is the XFL? Teams, Tickets and Venues for New Football League Announced

The next step in the re-formation of the XFL is complete as the eight teams that will make up the rebooted new football league, and their home cities and venues, were announced today.

While the new XFL won't launch its inaugural season until February 2020, founder Vince McMahon along with Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck - and representatives of the eight host cities - presented the plans to fans.

"After months of research and consideration, we're thrilled to announce the cities and venues of the XFL's eight inaugural teams," Luck said in a press release. "We are committed to being ingrained in the local community and extremely fortunate that our teams will have world-class facilities to call home."

While there is still a lot for the XFL to get together before 2020 - team names, coaches, players - some new information on the upcoming season were revealed.

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The eight teams for the inaugural season of the XFL. XFL

XFL CITIES AND VENUES

There are eight teams making up the XFL's inaugural season, and while the host cities were leaked ahead of the reveal the venues were unknown until today.Here's the cities and locations XFL fans can buy tickets to see the inaugural season in 2020.

New York

As host for the XFL press conference, New York was the first city announced. The New York XFL team will play at MetLife Stadium, the same venue the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants play in. (The XFL season will run during the NFL offseason).

MetLife is also the venue of WWE's WrestleMania 34 in April. It holds more than 82,000 people and opened in 2010.

IT’S OFFICIAL: The new-look #XFL is proud to be coming to New York and playing at @MLStadium, beginning in 2020! Make your season ticket deposit today: https://t.co/KF0BBLebbK #XFL2020 🔜 🏈 pic.twitter.com/2Uz2MFrTsJ

— XFL New York (@XFLNY) December 5, 2018

St. Louis

Losing their NFL team made St. Louis a prime city to welcome an XFL club. The St. Louis team will play at The Dome at America's Center. This venue was the home for the NFL's Rams before they moved to Los Angeles, but the stadium will now welcome the XFL. It holds about 67,000 people and opened in 1995.

IT’S TRUE! Football is returning to St. Louis and we are thankful that we get to bring an #XFL team to The Dome at America’s Center, beginning in 2020! Make your season ticket deposit today: https://t.co/uEGIaiqSCp #XFL2020 🔜 🏈 pic.twitter.com/fcWjkzge3E

— XFL St Louis (@XFLStLouis) December 5, 2018

Dallas

The Dallas XFL team will call the new stadium, Globe Life Park, home in 2020. While not in Dallas proper, the team will be based in Arlington, TX. This brand new retractable roof venue will also play host to the MLB's Texas Rangers.

JUST ANNOUNCED: The reimagined #XFL is thrilled to be coming to Dallas and excited to play at the new @GlobeLifePark, beginning in 2020!
Make your season ticket deposit today at https://t.co/NtbEPrMaYM#XFL2020 🔜 🏈 pic.twitter.com/yVW5xm8Fs3

— XFL Dallas (@XFLDallas) December 5, 2018

Houston

TDECU Stadium will be the home for Houston's XFL team. It's also the home of the University of Houston college football team. It holds 40,000 people and opened in 2014.

HEY HOUSTON!

The #XFL is proud to be coming to your city and excited to take the field at @UHouston’s TDECU
Stadium, beginning in 2020!

Make your season ticket deposit today: https://t.co/nAJ9wKXjUZ#XFL2020 pic.twitter.com/CGnMj6e1Cs

— XFL Houston (@XFLHouston) December 5, 2018

Los Angeles

Southern California went from having no professional football teams to having three. Joining the Chargers and Rams will be the Los Angeles XFL team, who will play in StubHub Center. The StubHub Center is the home of the MLS team, the LA Galaxy. It holds 27,000 people and opened in 2003.

What’s up, L.A.? We could not be more excited to be bringing an #XFL team back to Los Angeles and we look forward to kicking things off in 2020 at the @StubHubCenter in Carson!
Make your season ticket deposit today: https://t.co/oo0olc6Ja6#XFL2020 🔜 🏈 pic.twitter.com/FcxSr1V2Cv

— XFL Los Angeles (@XFLLosAngeles) December 5, 2018

Seattle

One of the rowdiest sports cities in America, Seattle will welcome the XFL as the team will call CenturyLink Field home in 2020. CenturyLink Field is the home of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the MLS' Seattle Sounders FC. It holds 72,000 people and opened in 2002.

IT’S OFFICIAL! The #XFL is coming to Seattle and we could not be more excited to kick off our inaugural season at @CenturyLink_Fld in 2020. Make your season ticket deposit today: https://t.co/VTCQIQtRly⁰#XFL2020 🔜 🏈 pic.twitter.com/5FEJ3T9TYF

— XFL Seattle (@XFLSeattle) December 5, 2018

Tampa Bay

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa will be the venue for the city's XFL team. NFL may recognize the name as the home field for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it also acts as the home for the South Florida Bulls NCAA football team.

It holds more than 66,000 people and opened in 1998.

“The venue has become synonymous with hosting world-class football events, hosting four Super Bowls with a fifth on the way.”

~ Commissioner @OliverLuckXFL on @RJStadium

— XFL Tampa Bay (@XFLTampaBay) December 5, 2018

Washington D.C.

The nation's capital will receive an XFL team when the league starts up in 2020 and they've chosen Audi Field to be the venue. Audi Field was opened in July 2018, holds 20,000 people and houses the D.C. United MLS team.

JUST ANNOUNCED: We are excited to bring an #XFL team to our Nation's Capital and to bring the gridiron to the beautiful, brand-new @AudiField. Make your season ticket deposit now at https://t.co/gIoPZmf42c pic.twitter.com/mhl5MD50bX

— XFL Washington DC (@XFLDC) December 5, 2018

XFL Tickets

Individual tickets are not on sale, but anyone interested in being an XFL fan can sign-up to be a season ticket holder on the XFL site. Fans need to sign a deposit agreement confirming they will pay a $50 per season ticket deposit. XFL season ticket holders also get the following benefits:

  • Seat selection in advance of general public.
  • Access to special events.
  • Confirmed same seat location for all 2020 home games.
  • First priority for playoff ticket purchases.

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