XFL's NY franchise will call MetLife Stadium home

XFL's NY franchise will call MetLife Stadium home

XFL's NY franchise will call MetLife Stadium home

The St. Louis team will play in The Dome at America's Center, the former home of the Rams.

The announcement was made by XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey during a press conference that included representatives from all eight markets.

Murphy announced that New Jersey would be one of the eight cites for the XFL revival in 2020 and the games will take place at Met Life Stadium. XFL domain names for several other cities have reportedly been registered, hinting at possible future expansion. Player salaries will be "very competitive", and rosters will be drawn from all available players, including those who have been cut from National Football League teams, Luck said. The building is home to two National Football League teams - the New York Giants and New York Jets - and of course, next year's WrestleMania 35. The eight teams will play 10-game schedules, meaning the whole thing will be wrapped up before May. Hundreds of players get cut from the National Football League each year and they will be invited to try out, and there will be drafts & supplemental drafts.

Vince McMahon speaks about the XFL in 2000.

XFL announces eight teams, cities and stadiums for its return in 2020

It did not give details on how the league will be different than the NFL but said research is underway.

McMahon is investing $500 million of his own money into a business model similar to the one used by Major League Soccer when it started, with all the franchises owned and operated by the league.

The XFL will play its games during the NFL's offseason and will "complement", not directly compete with the National Football League, he added. The CFL has history, infrastructure, established teams and fan bases, all of which make it attractive to someone who wants to get paid to play football. The AAF lacks the wrestling impresario's financial clout, but a host of NFL-experienced coaches have signed up: Steve Spurrier, Mike Martz, Mike Singletary, Brad Childress. They feel they have some leverage.


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