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XFL to Unveil Eight Cities Participating in 2020 Season

Discussion in 'American Football' started by SDRay, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/xfl-unveil-eight-cities/


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    November 29, 2018

    It’s been months since there were any substantial updates on the XFL, but that changes next week when the 8 cities participating in the 2020 season are unveiled.

    “The wait is almost over,” the football organization tweeted on Thursday. “This coming Wednesday, Dec. 5, we unveil our eight cities and the venues we will play in for our inaugural season in 2020.”

    In case you somehow missed it, Vince McMahon announced back in January that he was once again attempting to launch a football league.

    The only location known to be of interest for the league at this point is Orlando. WWE’s Senior Vice President of Special Events John Saboor reportedly contacted Orlando’s executive director of venues about the prospect of putting a team in Camping World Stadium.

    That same article mentioned it might be difficult to land a team in Orlando, however, because Charlie Ebersol’s league Alliance of American Football — which kicks off one year before the XFL does — has already confirmed they will have a team in Orlando.

    Wednesday’s announcement will be streamed live on XFL.com.

    The wait is almost over! This coming Wednesday, Dec. 5, we unveil our eight cities and the venues we will play in for our inaugural season in 2020.

    Watch LIVE at Noon ET on https://t.co/hAlDLJuvRV or right here on Twitter! #XFL2020 pic.twitter.com/3AW9J2Qe9x

    — XFL (@xfl2020) November 29, 2018
     
  2. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    First City To Receive New XFL Team Announced

    https://www.sescoops.com/new-xfl-team-city-announced/

    The XFL is set to kick off in 2020, and the league is finally beginning to take shape. McMahon made the announcement of the league’s revival earlier this year. McMahon said he and the XFL wanted to ‘reimagine’ football. Exactly what that means is unclear, however, talk of rule changes and shortening the game were mentioned.

    With that being said, after the initial announcement of the league, and hiring former NFL star Oliver Luck as the league’s commissioner, not much news about the XFL has come out. Now, however, it appears the first city to receive a team for the 2020 league has been announced. Per a report from KSDK, St. Louis is the first city to be receiving an XFL team.

    The remaining seven cities are expected to be announced next week. Up until 2015 St. Louis was the host city to the NFL’s Rams. However, they soon departed and opted to move to Los Angles instead. The report states St. Louis’ XFL team will play 10 regular season games, with five being played at the Dome at America’s Center.

    McMahon has put quite a financial interest into the new venture and is expected to have paid half a billion dollars after the first three years of operations. “The Chairman of The Board” sold $100 million to fund the XFL’s parent company, Alpha Entertainment. Per an SEC filing, WWE is listed as a minority owner of the XFL.

    What other cities do you think will be receiving XFL teams?
     
  3. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

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    Come on Miami!
     
  4. Lance19

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    With zero actual inside info on this, I can't help but suspect that San Diego would have been a slam dunk choice for the XFL,
    but the early momentum of the AFF/The Fleet may have made the XFL decide to place one of their 8 teams elsewhere.

    I'm okay with that: Early indications are that the AAF will be more real football than the XFL...
     
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  5. CoronaDoug

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    Report: Second Host City Revealed For an XFL Team
    Brad Shepard
    @TheBradShepard
    According to a source in #WWE, the city of Seattle will be home to one of 8 XFL teams, to be announced by the @xfl2020 on December 5th, 2018. @FOXSports @espn @YahooSports @FanSided @barstoolsports @CBSSports @NBCSports @BleacherReport @PTI @alphaentllc

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  6. Fender57

    Fender57 BoltTalker

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    Are they going head to head with AAF?
     
  7. RamAirVA

    RamAirVA New Name, Same Attitude

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    I'll bet Oakland and San Antonio will be in the mix somewhere
     
  8. Fouts

    Fouts Go Rams!

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    They should do 8 different markets. Then have a Superbowl between XFL amd AAF league champs. Maybe call it something bigger the "1 million dollars Superbowl"

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  9. captaind

    captaind Resist the Dark Side — Join the Alliance

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    It’s like the party was last night, and after everybody’s passed out on the floor, some dork walks in and asks where the party’s at.

    Um, go home.
     
  10. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

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    Oakland yes, SA I am not sure. Can they really support two non NFL teams in SA?
     
  11. RamAirVA

    RamAirVA New Name, Same Attitude

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    Good catch. Forgot SA already has an AAF team.
     
  12. TTK

    TTK EX-Charger Fan

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    That would actually be brilliant.
     
  13. Fender57

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    That is a great idea. Except McMahon is a super egomaniac and despises all business competition.
     
  14. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    They do have a circle on SD.
     
  15. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    I think that might be LA...again.
     
  16. TTK

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    No SD on this list:

    https://domainnamewire.com/2018/11/30/xfl-cities/

    Domains suggest which cities might get XFL football teams

    For example, it registered AtlantaXFL.com, XFLAtlanta.com, and XFLAtl.com. Here are the cities that associated names were registered for:

    Atlanta
    Austin
    Chicago
    Cleveland
    Dallas/Arlington
    Detroit
    Houston
    KansasCity
    Los Angeles
    Minnesota
    Nashville
    NewYork
    Orlando
    Philadelphia
    Phoenix
    Pittsburgh
    San Francisco
    Seattle
    St. Louis
    Washington DC
    Tampa Bay
     
  17. Fender57

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    San Francisco but not Oakland?
    No Vegas?
     
  18. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Official Hater

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    Those suck.
     
  19. TTK

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    The XFL sounded exciting until the AAF came along. They'll be getting their leftovers.
     
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  20. CoronaDoug

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    It's all about competition. If they are on the same level then it may be fine.
     
  21. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    At this pooint the AAF has more credibility due to the former NFL coaches, players and execs involved. The XFL has Oliver Luck (Andrew Luck's dad) as commisioner and Vince McMahon. They are are alao trying to shake the stigma of the original league and are a year behind the AAF. Not sure how they will make themselves more appealing than the AAF.
     
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  22. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    The only thing I can see Vince McMahon getting this late out of the gate is a merger of sorts with the AAF. I'll be following the Fleet I just wish they had incorporated some of the Blue Angels colors in their unis.
     
  23. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I just looked at this list:
    Atlanta
    Austin
    Chicago
    Cleveland
    Dallas/Arlington
    Detroit
    Houston
    KansasCity
    Los Angeles
    Minnesota
    Nashville
    NewYork
    Orlando
    Philadelphia
    Phoenix
    Pittsburgh
    San Francisco
    Seattle
    St. Louis
    Washington DC
    Tampa Bay

    Is Minnesota a city?
     
  24. Harryo the K

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    One will be Los Angeles. :)

    Come on in....the lack of water is fine!

    :geek:

    ...inadvertently posted a list of all eight teams. The link provided to the XFL page currently contains no such information; instead, there’s a video announcing that an announcement is coming on December 5.

    Per the report, the cities (in addition to St. Louis) are Dallas, Houston, L.A., New York, Seattle, Tampa, and Washington.
     
  25. Fouts

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    This pisses me off! As a result I won't follow an SD XFL team! Unless they are winning their league!

    #welcometosandiegonowgohome
     
  26. captaind

    captaind Resist the Dark Side — Join the Alliance

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    Maybe the LA XFL team should share the new stadium with the Rams and the Chargers stay in the soccer stadium.
     
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    • The XFL Has Interest in a Possible Return to the Los Angeles Market
    Steve Bryant · 06/07/2018

    Vince McMahon’s rebooted XFL is looking at possibly returning to the only city to win the league’s championship. According to several sources, in April the league contacted AEG about the availability of the Stub Hub Center in Carson for XFL games in 2020. We were told the discussions were only preliminary and more to find out if the soccer stadium is open to holding more football when the Chargers leave after next season.

    The Los Angeles Xtreme won the league’s only championship in 2001. The team played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and averaged 22,679 per game, good for fourth in the league. The attendance numbers are skewed by drawing over 35,000 to their home opener, and they averaged around 19,000 fans for their remaining games.

    When the XFL operated in 2001, the Los Angeles market had no NFL teams, but now they have two. Adding a third team to the Los Angeles area, especially when the market’s enthusiasm for the Chargers has been lukewarm at best, could be a big risk.

    Los Angeles marks the second market that the XFL has reportedly show interest in returning to, as Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel reported on May 1, 2018 that XFL reached out about possibly putting a team in Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. In 2001 the Orlando Rage had the league’s third highest average attendance with 25,563. The Alliance of American Football, which is another spring football league that is scheduled to start next year, has already announced they will have a team in Orlando as well.

    The XFL also announced via Twitter on June 6, 2018 that they have sent out invitations to submit a proposal have gone out to interested XFL markets and stadiums. The photo attached to their Tweet shows 47 iPad Pro boxes with the XFL logo on them.
     
  28. Fender57

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    It would be a much more lucrative option for Kronke.
     
  29. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    Read stuff that they will play at stubhub. That’ll be great because a new XFL franchise is going to draw more fans than the NFL team playing there now.
     
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