Hot on the heels of The Alliance of American Football holding their first quarterback draft (yes, that’s a thing, here’s what it is and who was chosen), comes a report that Vince McMahon’s new “family friendly” XFL will be placing a team in abandoned NFL city St. Louis when the league gets rolling in 2020.
That’s right. The league that has expressed interest in both Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow plans to be the THIRD professional football league playing games, following the AAF’s first season in 2019, and second to play games in the spring. The current plan for the new XFL is for it to begin each season on the Sunday between the NFL’s conference championship games and the Super Bowl and play a 10-game season.
Now KSDK News reports…
5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano has learned St. Louis will indeed be home to a team in the second incarnation of the XFL starting in 2020.
The league played one season back in 2001 and was known for its intense style, colorful personalities and big time backer Vince McMahon.
5 On Your Side has confirmed the new St. Louis XFL team will play 10 games in its inaugural 2020 season. Five of those will be played at the Dome at America’s Center.
The team is expected to play at least a portion of its home games at the Dome at America’s Center, the former home of the St. Louis Rams.
In its only season back in 2001, the XFL played in Birmingham, Chicago, New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Las Angeles, Memphis and San Francisco. This new version of the XFL is expected to announce all of the cities receiving teams sometime next week.
Check out some pictures from the XFL’s initial incarnation and revel in all the glorious nostalgia below…