XFL announces team cities, and stadiums, and stadium capacity

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The XFL's Houston team announced on Wednesday that the University of Houston's TDECU Stadium will host the team in Spring 2020.

WWE founder and chairman Vince McMahon announced in January the XFL would be making a comeback; the inaugural campaign was staged in 2001 but the competition folded after just one year due to low viewership numbers in the United States.

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.

He said that their ideas for the league and their reimagined version of football are now being tested.

Luck stressed that the XFL will be "football reimagined" with "less stall, more ball". Luck said they want more in-game rhythm and flow, and he also spoke about safety precautions. He said research indicates fans want more football, and they want to give it to them. This is why the leaders of the CFL players association were, during Grey Cup week, none-too-subtly referring to the changing landscape of pro football when they were discussing upcoming negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement.

As host for the XFL press conference, NY was the first city announced.

Luck says they will look for the best coaches and players available and majority will have college and National Football League experience. Teams in the new-look XFL will have 40 roster spots and will participate in a 10-week season.

They are a proponent of legal and safe gambling on the game. NFL may recognize the name as the home field for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it also acts as the home for the South Florida Bulls NCAA football team.

The XFL is already reserving season tickets for their return season on their official website which was announced during the conference held today.