ST. LOUIS – It’s official, the XFL is coming to St. Louis.
The XFL announced St. Louis as one of its eight cities for the 2020 season at a press conference in New Jersey on Wednesday.
The other cities include, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C.
5 On Your Side’s Frank Cusumano first broke the news of XFL coming to St. Louis last week.
Oliver Luck, CEO and commissioner said the XFL is committed to listening to its fans.
“Some of our best ideas so far have come from our fans on social media,” Luck said. “We want the XFL to be affordable for families.”
The league played one season back in 2001 and was known for its intense style, colorful personalities and big-time backer Vince McMahon. The professional football league promising to bring the 'fun' back to football is set to make a comeback in February of 2020.
So, where will the players come from?
The XFL will recruit players with college and NFL experience, Luck said. More than 900 players are cut from NFL teams ahead of the season and the XFL plans to focus heavily on those players.
Luck said the XFL is working on more in-game rhythm and flow along with improving player safety.
St. Louis has been without professional football since the conclusion of the 2015 season, and the Rams' decision to move back to Los Angeles.
The St. Louis team will play at The Dome at America's Center. Explore St. Louis made the announcement at the press conference.
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