McMahon announced that the first season of the league's revival will begin on
2/8/2020, the weekend after the NFL's Super Bowl. The first (and likely last
season) will feature eight teams. The host cities and venues are: New York
(MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey), Dallas (Globe Life Park in
Arlington, Texas), Houston (TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas), Los Angeles (StubHub
Center in Carson, California), St. Louis (The Dome at America's Center in St.
Louis, Missouri), Seattle (CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington), Tampa Bay
(Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida) and Washington D.C. (Audi Field in
Washington D.C.). St. Louis is the only one of those cities without an NFL team.
All of the XFL teams will be owned by the league. The coaches will also be the
general managers of their teams. The team president and the head coach positions
will be named in the first quarter of 2019, which is also the timeframe for
signing quarterbacks and other impact players. Team names will be announced in
the coming months. Players will be drafted, picked from NFL cuts and college
players who were never drafted. The XFL will scout, run mini-camps, hold local
tryouts, and have an XFL draft and supplemental draft. A television/media rights
deal hasnít been worked out by Vince McMahon claims that there's a clamoring for
live sporting events on many networks.