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XFL to Unveil Eight Cities Participating in 2020 Season

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

  1. Fouts

    Fouts Go Rams!

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    The Carson Chokers should just merge into the XFL with their puny fan base!:eek:
     
  2. SDRay

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

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    That’s the rumor. The Carson Chargers would leave be kicked out of the NFL and become the XFL’s LA team.
     
  3. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    that would be dope
     
  4. SDRay

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

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    So dope..
     
  5. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    Playing in the same post 2019 Super Bowl period of time, starting in Spring 2020.......I guess LA football fans will need to buy three season tickets for a year round football “experience.”
     
  6. TTK

    TTK EX-Charger Fan

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    I've always wanted to see relegation in pro football.
     
  7. SDRay

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

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    Same here.
     
  8. SDRay

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

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    Cities announced. LABoltFan you getting tickets? Bet the new XFL team draws more LA fans on average than the LAC.

     
  9. SDRay

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

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    XFL announces 2020 product concept: Team cities and stadiums, when schedule starts

    https://us.blastingnews.com/sports/...-stadiums-when-schedule-starts-002790441.html

    On Wednesday afternoon, the XFL 2020 presented its official press conference to let everyone know the team cities and their respective stadiums. New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy kicked things off from Meadowlands and wished sincere thoughts and prayers towards the late George Bush. He mentioned Vince McMahon, Oliver Luck, and all of the representatives for the XFL. As expected, he announced the eight host sites for the XFL's 2020 season [VIDEO].





    XFL to improve the game
    After the governor praised the WWE brand and the upcoming WrestleMania which is being hosted at the Meadowlands in 2019, he introduced WWE's, Vince McMahon.

    Don’t miss on the latest updates Follow the NFL Channel
    McMahon mentioned the idea of creating a different product than they had years ago. He said that the weekend after the Super Bowl (February 8th and 9th) will be the official XFL kickoff.


    The idea is for a reimagined football product that will play games in the spring.

    XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck was next to the podium as the man behind it all. He said that Doug Flutie, Jim Caldwell, and other football coaches or staff helped them figure out ways to modify the game to make it better for fans.

    The XFL committee focused on four major areas. One is speed, by making a more efficient game time. Another is improving meaningful infield action (rule changes on punts, kickoffs, extra points and game clock). Another area of focus is to improve the in-game rhythm flow (elimination of timeouts and simplifying rules) Also of focus will be improving player safety through an extensive health and wellness program.


    Luck also mentioned the XFL ticket prices are expected to be significantly lower than other major sports cost.

    There will also be a state-of-the-art XFL app to keep everyone connected. That includes fans, players, and other personnel. Competitive salaries will be installed for the players and staff.

    XFL staff, players, coaches info
    Oliver Luck announced former Bills GM Doug Whaley is senior president of XFL operations. Roxanne Cozarcki is the XFL's general counsel, former counsel for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Partnership with Optimum Scouting to uncover "hidden player talent." Team presidents are being decided as are the head coaches (who will also be GMs for teams). Positions will be filled in the first quarter of 2019.

    Luck brought up former football star Doug Flutie (who has helped on the XFL committee) as a player who had a lot of potential but didn't quite survive in the . He said that's the case annually with the NFL and 100s of players don't make it. There will be scouting, mini-camps, try-outs, and drafts to get players for the eight XFL teams.

    There will be an XFL draft and a Summer of 2019 will be a supplemental draft. Gambling will be a part of the sport, as Luck said they are looking at opportunities to allow fans to participate in bets with the XFL. He said they expect by 2020 many more states will have legalized gambling.

    XFL team cities and stadiums
    As mentioned for the XFL press conference [VIDEO], all eight cities and host venues were revealed. New York will have an XFL team playing at Met Life stadium. That's the host venue for WrestleMania 35 in April 2019, so it's very likely there will be some XFL involvement by then with the WWE event. It won't be quite the same as in 2001 when the brand was closely tied to WWE, but some cross-promotion seems likely.

    Dallas will also have a new XFL team playing their games at Globe Life Park, while Houston will get a team with games at TDECU Stadium. Los Angeles will get a team at the StubHub Center. All eight team locations and their stadiums are below.

    • Dallas - Globe Life Park
    • Houston - TDECU Stadium
    • Los Angeles - Stubhub Center
    • New York - MetLife stadium
    • St. Louis - The Dome at America's Center
    • Seattle - Centurylink Field
    • Tampa Bay - Raymond Jones
    • Washington, DC - Audi Field
    Season tickets are already available at XFL.com/tickets section of the website. Fans can put down a $50 deposit to get their season tickets for the inaugural XFL season. It's certainly an exciting day as football fans will now have another brand of their favorite game to look forward to in 2020!
     
  10. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    So what is the over/under on Vinnie keeping them operating more than a year this time?
     
  11. LABoltFan

    LABoltFan Bunker Transplant

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    I doubt I'll get season tickets but I might check out a game or two.

    I'd take your bet too. ;)
     
  12. SDRay

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

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    Shoot meant to say LAC fans on average.
     
  13. LABoltFan

    LABoltFan Bunker Transplant

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    Too late. :)

    Anyway there wouldn't be a way to get an accurate count. I sure wouldn't leave it up to posters on this board to count Chargers fans as they've proven to be less reliable than a Florida election official! ;)
     
  14. FiftyFive

    FiftyFive Dean Spanos is a traitor!

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    And with that, the Deanos have officially been demoted to third-most popular football team at the StubHub Center - behind the XFL team and whoever's playing the Deanos.
     
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  15. SDRay

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

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    Pretty much anyone attending an XFL game is going to be a fan of the team so as long as they to 13500 then they have outnumbered the LAC fans. Question is will there be tarped seats??
     
  16. LABoltFan

    LABoltFan Bunker Transplant

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    Like I said, as accurate and unbiased as a Florida election official. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    One thing LA fans might consider on their XFL team. Knowing Vince McMahon and knowing his wealth and his love of his WWE events being in Los Angeles....I think he will authorize, support teams going after big name NFL players. So I expect the LA XFL team will have some star power and be more attractive than fans currently might guess. Sample....Drew Brees will be a free agent in 2020. Vincent knows marketing ( better than some other Costa Mesa folks).
     
  18. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    Step 1: All jerseys (on all 8 teams) will bear the name "HE HATE ME"
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  19. RamAirVA

    RamAirVA New Name, Same Attitude

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    The DC team in Audi Field? Don't think United are going to be happy about this...

    I'd also bet Danny Boy probably nixed any idea of putting them in RFK...think he wants that site for a new Redskins stadium to replace DeadEx Field.
     
  20. Fender57

    Fender57 BoltTalker

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    To think that HE HATE ME the name was the only memorable thing from the XFL’s first run.
     
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  21. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    Why not convert all the Bolt jersey names to YOU HATE US .
     
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  22. Fender57

    Fender57 BoltTalker

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    Or we can wear Fleet jerseys that say WE HATE YOU!
     
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  23. FiftyFive

    FiftyFive Dean Spanos is a traitor!

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    Not exactly true. A lot of what goes into a modern NFL broadcast was ripped off from the XFL's first run. So was the idea of shows like Hard Knocks.
     
  24. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    Why not on Fan Appreciation Day, have the Charger fans stand, introduce themselves, and say,
    “Yes, I am a Los Angeles Charger fan.” Do it right before kick off.
     
  25. Lance19

    Lance19 BoltTalker

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    Very AA:

    "Hi, my name is Vidkun, and I'm a spanosholic."
     
  26. SDRay

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

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    I think that the "Charger fan" was just added to the endangered species list.
     
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