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New York Awarded XFL Team

06 December, 2018, 06:56 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Oliver Luck is commissioner and chief executive of the new XFL.	 Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

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

- Tampa has been announced as one of the eight host cities for the newly-reimagined XFL.

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said the league will focus on maintaining a fast-paced, safer on-field product with fewer game stoppages and penalties.

Murphy announced that New Jersey would be one of the eight cites for the XFL revival in 2020 and the games will take place at Met Life Stadium.

St. Louis is one of eight cities to be awarded a franchise in the returning XFL.

All of the XFL cities already have National Football League teams except for St. Louis. This venue was the home for the NFL's Rams before they moved to Los Angeles, but the stadium will now welcome the XFL. "We plan to invite those players to try out for the XFL". Kickoff will be on the weekend of February 8th and 9th, 2020.

Vince McMahon speaks about the XFL in 2000.

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.

Luck says they will look for the best coaches and players available and majority will have college and National Football League experience. And that's the uncertainty for the Canadian league: will a revived XFL drain some of the talent pool for it?

Luck also announced plans for a shorter play clock in the XFL, while games will be played in under three hours and TV timeouts will be limited. This is why the leaders of the CFL players association were, during Grey Cup week, none-too-subtly referring to the changing landscape of pro football when they were discussing upcoming negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement.



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