XFL unveils eight cities & venues for upcoming season.
Vince McMahon's XFL hosted a press conference today in which details of the alternative football league were revealed, including the eight cities and stadiums for the inaugural 2020 season.
Those cities and stadiums include: 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).
Here are 10 things we know about the XFL reboot thus far:
1) Vince McMahon is the sole funding source for the league. In an interview with ESPN he says, "A chance to do it with no partners, strictly funded by me, which would allow me to look in the mirror and say, 'You were the one who screwed this up,' or 'You made this thing a success.'"
2) The regular season will feature 10 games, followed by two playoff games and then the championship.
3) Salaries will be determined after the 40-man rosters are formed, but players will earn more money for winning. "To me that's common sense," McMahon said, per ESPN. "Everyone in America lives when they perform, they get a raise or bonus. That's capitalism."
4) The ideal running time for the games will be two hours. To achieve this, there will be no extended halftimes during the games.
5) Political statements, such as kneeling during the national anthem, will be prohibited.
6) "If you have any sort of criminal record or commit a crime you aren't playing in this league." McMahon says even if you have a DUI you will not play in the XFL, which likely means Johnny Manziel won't be eligible.
7) There will be no cheerleaders this time around and nicknames on jerseys may not be allowed either.
8) Unlike the first XFL, McMahon won't be involved with the league's content and doesn't plan to be visible during the league's games.
9) There will be no crossover with the XFL and WWE talent.
10) The league will test for PEDs.