XFL announces team cities, and stadiums, and stadium capacity

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The XFL will host a press conference today at 12 PM EST where they will announce eight teams and venues that will begin play in 2020. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower" than other USA professional sports leagues, he added.

The league founded by the WWE mogul announced Wednesday that St. Louis and seven other cities - Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C - will get XFL teams.

Commissioner Luck emphasized that they are committed to "listening to the fans" and keeping each game well under three hours.

Commissioner and chief executive Oliver Luck also said there will be franchises in Houston, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa and Washington when the league kicks off the weekend of February 8-9. Luck says they want to listen to fans and say they already have great ideas from them. They want a smooth in game flow, limiting timeouts, and simplifying rules. Louis, Seattle and Washington also will field teams. Vince noted that representatives from the eight team cities were in attendance. 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.

Luck said the XFL will air on multiple platforms, with details on media partners to come in the near future. The governor of New Jersey opened the event and Vince McMahon then took over, stating that the XFL was ahead of its time. The original XFL, which formed as a joint partnership between WWE and NBC, folded in 2001 after just one season.

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