The announcement of the return of the XFL was made in January and is expected to launch in 2020.
Oliver Luck, the CEO and Commissioner of the XFL, announced the eight cities in a Wednesday news conference. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower" than other USA professional sports leagues, he added.
The other host cities include New York (MetLife Stadium), Dallas (Globe Life Park), Houston (TDECU Stadium), Los Angeles (StubHub Center), Seattle (Century Link Field), Tampa Bay (Raymond James Stadium), and Washington D.C. (Audi Field). McMahon also said the game will be played faster-in about two hours-and more "fan-centric". He said research indicates fans want more football, and they want to give it to them. Rules will be simplified and broadcasts will air fewer commercials. Seattle will be part of the revamped league, with a team playing at CenturyLink Field. He said it's been 20 years since the original XFL was announced, and a lot of things have changed since then. Each team will have a 45-man active roster and the league will play a 10-week regular season. He also confirmed that the league will be testing for performance enhancing drugs, and is working with a world class panel of doctors and medical professionals to craft the best regulations possible.More news: Josh McDaniels Focused On Patriots, Not Head Coaching Vacancies
New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy kicked off the press conference and confirmed that MetLife Stadium will be home to one of the XFL teams.
The football league founded by wrestling entrepreneur Vince McMahon will be absent in several of the largest television markets: Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta.