XFL Houston franchise to play at TDECU stadium in 2020

Lynette Rowe
December 5, 2018

In terms of selecting host cities for the XFL's first season, it was noted that more than 30 cities and venues expressed interest in participating, and that the league was looking for dedicated long-term partners rather than just a buildings to rent.

"You can not have chosen a community that is more football-centric, with Tampa Bay being a proven victor in hosting major sporting events and sports franchises", Hillsborough County commissioner Ken Hagan said at a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J.

So who will the eight cities joining the XFL be? Vince said a lot has changed since the XFL launched 20 years ago, and he said the XFL was ahead of its time.

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Fans and curious bystanders can check out the XFL press conference on the league's various social media accounts, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Luck spoke about former players, coaches, and medical professionals about modifying the game so that it's familiar yet unique. Luck says they want to listen to fans and say they already have great ideas from them.

Commissioner Luck emphasized that they are committed to "listening to the fans" and keeping each game well under three hours. It will also cater to families looking for affordable ticket options. Luck also implied that legalized gambling will work in their favor. The XFL has locked in major former National Football League executives, and in the first quarter of 2019, they will identify team presidents and key players, including Doug Flutie.

The XFL is officially coming to Seattle. A rival startup promotion called the Alliance of American Football will begin play in 2019.

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