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First XFL Host City Revealed, Rumored Date For Full League Announcement

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The XFL is reportedly set to field a team in St. Louis, bringing pro football back to the city for the first time since the NFL’s Rams left for Los Angeles.

According to a report from KSDK St Louis / 5 On Your Side Sports Director Frank Cusumano, the XFL will bring a team to St Louis, and they will play 10 games in the 2020 season. Five of those games will be played at the Dome at America’s Center (formerly the Edward Jones Dome) which served as the Rams’ home from 1995 through 2015.

Additionally, according to a Reddit post by user ReadingTeaLeaves, we may be getting a major update on the XFL this coming Wednesday, December 5th. It is believed that this will be an announcement of the eight total host cities for the revival XFL teams. As is known, the XFL is looking to relaunch in 2020 through Vince McMahon‘s newest business endeavor, Alpha Entertainment.

According to this post, the XFL is being purposely secretive because of all of their competition. Not only are they considering the NFL competition, but the new endeavor from Charlie Ebersol, The Alliance of American Football (AAF), and apparently a third new competitor to the National Football League, The American Patriot League:

The XFL is purposely being secretive because of their competition. Mostly the AAF but there is also yet another spring league launching in The American Patriot League. That group is headed by former NFL player Marques Ogden and former XFL announcer Bob Golic. Their league has started try out camps and has announced Daytona Beach and Mobile Alabama as their two first markets. They have already started naming contests and those two playing venues are Daytona Stadium and Ladd Peebles Stadium.

The AAF uniforms were unveiled earlier today and the league’s quarterback draft is scheduled for tonight.

It’s worth noting that this XFL announcement post is the first posting this account has ever made. WrestleZone has reached out to the XFL for a statement; a league representative said that they are unable to make any comments on the rumored announcement date or cities involved.

During the introductory press conference earlier this year, Vince McMahon originally said every city, including those with existing NFL teams, would be on the league’s radar. While no teams have been confirmed by the league so far, Oakland is one city that has bowed out, citing timing and sharing space with the Oakland Athletics at the Coliseum as why they would not field a team.

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