XFL Officially Announces Franchise Cities & Venues

LA Dallas NY-NJ, DC Headline XFL Cities for First Season		Getty Images5 Dec 2018

LA Dallas NY-NJ, DC Headline XFL Cities for First Season Getty Images5 Dec 2018

"After months of research and consideration, we're thrilled to announce the cities and venues of the XFL's eight inaugural teams", Luck said.

Vince introduced XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, who said the XFL wants to complement fall football and reimagine the game. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower" than other US professional sports leagues, he added.

Kickoff for the XFL will be February 8-9, 2020, following the Super Bowl, as the league runs during the NFL's offseason.

The New York/New Jersey franchise is just one of the eight teams that will make up the conferences come 2020, being joined by Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C.

They are calling it, "football reimagined".

Vince McMahon, founder and chairman of both XFL ventures, said the new version will focus on football promising fast-paced, affordable, family friendly entertainment that will be interactive and as technologically-advanced as possible.

Luca Modric, Ada Hegerberg win football's 2018 Ballon d'Or
Croatian playmaker Luka Modric was declared the victor for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award on Monday, December 3, in Paris . Ronaldo was a distant second, with France and Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann completing the podium.

Luck said the biggest expense for the league will be paying the players and coaches, with the average salary of the 40-man rosters expected to be around $75,000. "It is home to two other football teams, and truth be told, it has room for a third". 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.

Globe Life Park, home of Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers.

They are a proponent of legal and safe gambling on the game. He also confirmed that the league will be testing for performance enhancing drugs, and is working with a world class panel of doctors and medical professionals to craft the best regulations possible.

Beyond the presser, the XFL posted a video with a list of the cities to its official Twitter account.

McMahon sold WWE shares worth $100 million to bankroll the XFL's relaunch.

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