The XFL is back, and a team is headed to Seattle

The XFL is back, and a team is headed to Seattle

MetLife Stadium (Giants and Jets), Raymond James Stadium (Buccaneers), StubHub Center (Chargers) and CenturyLink Field (Seahawks) will see XFL action.

And now, 10 months after that, with the XFL on Wednesday announcing its inaugural eight cities and stadiums, here is my update: still pretty confused. The original XFL, which formed as a joint partnership between WWE and NBC, folded in 2001 after just one season.

The XFL is coming back in 2020 in an attempt to provide a viable alternative to the NFL. Player salaries will be "very competitive", and rosters will be drawn from all available players, including those who have been cut from National Football League teams, Luck said. Among them is a NY team based at MetLife Stadium.

McMahon is once again betting on America's insatiable appetite for gridiron, playing a 10-game regular season followed by postseason and a championship game during the winter and spring months when the National Football League has concluded. "We plan to invite those players to try out for the XFL".

The inaugural XFL season will take place on the weekend of February 8-9, 2020 - the week following Super Bowl LIII. Luck promised a quicker pace of play with the overall goal of keeping games under three hours.

The league is said to have simplified rules that will make the pace quicker.

The commissioner also said that he expects most of the players to come from the large pool of guys who can't stick on an National Football League roster. The XFL wants to "compliment" fall football. But McMahon's XFL is said to be buttressed by US$100-milllion of his own money, and Luck said it is funded for a five-year plan that will give it time to grow.

Globe Life Park, home of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. They want fans to have access to players and coaches.

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