XFL to debut on February 8, week after Super Bowl LIV.
The XFL today announced multi-year agreements with ESPN and FOX Sports to televise XFL games starting with its inaugural 2020 season.
According to today's press release, XFL games will air weekly on ABC and FOX, complemented by games on cable ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2. The schedule will feature back-to-back games starting Saturday afternoons at 2pm ET as well as two additional games on Sunday afternoons.
The XFL will kick off on Saturday, February 8, 2020 with eight teams based in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C. Additional XFL-themed programming and on-air talent will be announced in the future.
“We are thrilled to partner with ESPN and FOX Sports, two innovative media companies with extensive experience in world-class football production that will undoubtedly help us reimagine football,” said Vince McMahon, XFL Founder & Chairman. “The XFL broadcast schedule provides us with incredible reach and makes it easy for fans to watch our games consistently every weekend.”
The games will be played at the following stadiums: Dallas (Globe Life Park in Arlington), Houston (TDECU Stadium), Los Angeles (StubHub Center), New York (MetLife Stadium), Seattle (Century Link Field), St. Louis (The Dome At America’s Center), Tampa Bay (Raymond James Stadium) and Washington D.C. (Audi Field).