XFL Team Names and Logos: From the New York Guardians to the Seattle Dragons

The XFL finally revealed the names and logos of the eight inaugural teams.

While the original iteration of the XFL also had eight teams, many of the host cities have changed. Las Vegas, Orlando, Memphis, Birmingham, Chicago, and San Francisco were part of the league in the past, but the 2020 version will see Houston, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Washington D.C., Seattle and St. Louis replace them.

Major cities like Los Angeles and New York return with drastically new names and logos.

Here are the eight XFL teams with their just-announced names, logos and everything you need to know about them.

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All eight XFL 2020 team names and logos. XFL


The New York Guardians will play at MetLife Stadium, the same venue as the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants. In the previous iteration of the XFL, the New York/New Jersey team were called the Hitmen.

Here's the flavor text and trailer for the New York Guardians of the XFL.

Sentries carved of stone. Watchdogs over the metropolis. A prehistoric predator. A beast evolves, turned loose in a new kind of jungle. All teeth and talons, eyes unblinking. They know fear because they feed off it. They are your first line of defense, and there is no need for a second. The New York Guardians. On duty.


Los Angeles went many years without a professional football team, and now they'll add a third to its ranks with the XFL's Wildcats. In the first iteration of the XFL, the Los Angeles team was known as the Xtreme.

The Wildcats will play at the StubHub Center, the home of the MLS team, the LA Galaxy.

Here's the flavor text and trailer for the Los Angeles Wildcats.

In the land of bright lights. Far from the flash and fame. They've already begun to prowl. Enter their den and be dominated. Run away and be ripped apart. This is prime time meets primal instinct. This is showtime with a snarl. This is our time to roar. The L.A. Wildcats. Unleashed.


The Dallas Renegades 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.

Here's the flavor text and trailer for the Dallas Renegades.

Deep in the heart of Texas, beats a different kind of pulse. A spirit untamed. A swagger that can't be denied. Where big meets bold meets badass. This is outlaw country, inside the lines. This is hell on wheels, between hash marks. This is their home on the range. The Dallas Renegades. Raising Hell.


Joining Dallas are the Houston Roughnecks. This team will play at TDECU Stadium, the home of the University of Houston college football team

Here's the official flavor text and trailer for the Houston Roughnecks

Resolute. Rippling with heat. Railing against fatigue. Unceasing and often unseen, they labor deep in the trenches. Mercenaries in the muck. Brawlers in blackened dirt. Not just for three hours. Not just when the lights are bright. These are the scratching, grinding, never-bending few. The Houston Roughnecks.


The Tampa Bay Vipers will call Raymond James Stadium home. This is also where the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NCAA South Florida Bulls play.

Here's the official flavor text and trailer for the Tampa Bay Vipers.

In the shadows they wait. Demons, born in darkness. Hunters by instinct. Cold-blooded by nature. Their bite, unavoidable. Their grip, inescapable. They slither and stalk their competition. Luring all who challenge them, into the jaws of defeat. The Tampa Bay Vipers. Ready to strike.


The Defenders will play at Audi Field, which is the home of the D.C. United MLS team.

Here's the official flavor text and trailer for the Washington D.C. Defenders.

On the shoulders of giants, they stand tall. Unconquerable. Unyielding. Marching ever forward. A force united. One quest. One purpose. One resolve. Seeking glory through grit. Victory through valor. The DC Defenders. Taking their stand.


Seattle is known for having the rowdiest fanbases in all of sports, and now they'll have another team to cheer for in the XFL's Seattle Dragons. The Dragons will play at CenturyLink Field, the home of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the MLS' Seattle Sounders FC.

Here's the official flavor text and trailer for the Seattle Dragons.

Rising from the turbulent sea. Beneath the darkening skies of their weather-hardened home. Relentless, ruthless, ravenous. Not of mythology, but of muscle and might. Not of folklore, but of football. This is your darkest fantasy, in cleats. The Seattle Dragons. Breathing fire.


The Battlehawks will play at The Dome at America's Center. This venue was the home for the Rams before they moved to Los Angeles.

Here's the official flavor text and trailer for the St. Louis Battlehawks.

Winged warriors. Preparing for flight. Preparing to fight. They await their orders. Then attack as one. Diving, dodging, swooping, striking. Their mission: create chaos. Their mandate: win at all costs. The St. Louis BattleHawks. Cleared to engage.

The rebooted XFL is set to debut Saturday, February 8, 2020.

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