The XFL on Sunday announced the eight markets in which teams will be playing once the league kicks off starting in the spring of 2023
Dany Garcia and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made the announcement at an XFL townhall in Arlington, Texas with the start of the rebooted league just months away.
Arlington, Houston, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Petersburg Louis and Washington were named the host sites. Bob Stoops will coach Arlington, Wade Phillips will coach Boston, Terrell Buckley will coach Orlando, Rod Woodson will coach Las Vegas, Hines Ward will coach San Antonio, Jim Haslett will coach Seattle, Anthony Becht will coach St. Louis and Reggie Barlow would coach Washington
We’ve had a clear vision for the XFL – the values to instill, the diversity of our leaders, the innovation of the game and how we want to deeply engage with our communities so they can help bring this vision to life. Today, our league takes another step closer to 2023 kickoff as we officially announce where our teams will play,” Garcia said in a news release.
What brings a league to life is the love of the fandom behind it. In each of these cities we will co-create with our fans and build these teams from the ground up so that they represent the unique tissue of our communities.
We welcome all football fans to join us as we get ready for a kickoff in February.”
Johnson added: “As Dany, Gerry Cardinale and I put pen to paper rebuilding this league, the first thing we identified as one of the most important elements for the XFL to be successful was selecting the iconic cities and venues for our teams.”
Each community to join in the rally cries of their decided team, to support and lift up these players and their families who would be representing each city…
THEIR city…we needed to make sure we were including the most important voices in the room – the fans – when making these decisions.
We have been working on cool, new logos and innovative uniforms, that matching the dynamic and innovative vision of our league