Seattle among 8 cities awarded XFL team

Seattle among 8 cities awarded XFL team

The XFL is planning a reboot for early 2020, and Tampa Bay is going to be part of it, the professional football league announced Wednesday. "It is home to two other football teams, and truth be told, it has room for a third".

The New York/New Jersey franchise is just one of the eight teams that will make up the conferences come 2020, being joined by Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C. He mentioned the hundreds of players that get cut from the National Football League and they will be invited to try out for the XFL.

Not only did they hype the announcement months ago, but now that we know the eight cities which will host the eventual XFL teams, their strategy might be coming together.

Each team will have 45-man rosters and seven-man practice squads.

Today's big reveal fell in line with a report from last week which caught a potential leak on the XFL website, listing the phone numbers for eight league headquarters in different cities around the country. The XFL is now testing out elements of its format with junior college football teams to solidify a final on-field product.

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He added that it will feature more innovative and exciting play, a sentiment echoed by commissioner Oliver Luck.

Luck said the league will have fewer stoppages, ie less stall and more ball.

Luck said the games will feature a shorter play clock compared to the National Football League and conclude in less than three hours.

"The NFL and college football are as popular today as they've ever been, with tens of millions of fans engaging each and every week". They want more in-game rhythm and flow by limiting game timeouts and TV timeouts. The league's opening weekend will arrive one year after the Alliance of American Football kicks off on February 9, 2019.

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