21 cities are likely in the running for football teams.
In which cities will the new, faster version of American football land? Some domain name registrations are a good hint at possible cities.
XFL is a new (again) football league that wants to reimagine the sport. WWE chairman Vince McMahon tried to launch the XFL in 2001 and it failed. Now it’s time for another go with a season starting in 2020.
“We are given a game that lacks rhythm and has been overtaken by commercials, timeouts, complex rules and analysis,” its website at XFL.com states about the NFL.
The league will hold a press conference on December 5 to unveil first-year cities. Yesterday the league registered a bunch of domain names for possible cities. The domains take the format of CityXFL.com, XFLCity.com and XFLCityAbbreviation.com.
For example, it registered AtlantaXFL.com, XFLAtlanta.com, and XFLAtl.com. Here are the cities that associated names were registered for:
While the league is unlikely to launch that many cities at first (the plan is eight cities), it is likely that the planned cities are on the list.
Eric Stratton says
My guy at the WWE tells me this is the list:
Dallas – playing in FC Dallas Stadium
Houston – playing at Dynamo Stadum
Los Angeles – Playing at LA Galaxy Stadium
Seattle – Playing at Century Link Field
New York – Playing at NY Red Bull Stadium
St. Louis – Playing in TWA Dome
Tampa Bay – Playing at Raymond James Stadium -or- Orlando – Playing at Orlando City Stadium
Washington DC – Playing at Audi Field
Your truly says
Minnesota is not a city dumdum
Tel thai to the NFL Minnesota Vikings.