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The Rock Comments On The XFL Finding Its New Base Of Operations

The Rock is ready to get to work now that the XFL has a new home base of operations.

On Monday, the XFL announced it has selected Arlington, Texas and Choctaw Stadium as its in-week performance center and football operations hub. According to a new release from the league, XFL teams will train at Hub during the week before traveling to their respective team markets for weekend games. The three-year agreement will provide a “centralized performance facility and multiple practice venues for preseason and in-week training” for the League’s eight teams. The Hub will consist of three additional local practice facilities, player housing at local hotel partners and a daily meal service will be provided sourced from local restaurants and caterers.

“Our new Hub allows us to provide 360° support for our players, both on and off the field. Professional facilities with centralized training, rehabilitation and recovery resources will allow players to continue to sharpen their football skills. Around-the-clock content capture will make our players the center of a unique football ecosystem and unlock a new level of fan engagement never seen before,” said Dany Garcia, Chairwoman and Owner. “Arlington is a football-loving city and we are excited to deepen our roots within the community and strengthen the already dedicated fan base here. We are grateful to be working with Mayor Ross, Choctaw Stadium, REV Entertainment, and other local officials as we make Arlington our League’s new home.”

“The XFL has officially landed in the great football state of Texas,” said Dwayne Johnson. “We are bringing a new kind of football experience to fans, players and partners, harnessing the power of modern technology, content and interactivity to create a new standard for the future of sports and live event entertainment. We are 100% committed to taking care of our players, and our new Texas Hub will ensure that they all receive top-notch training and development while also getting an opportunity to build individual brands and shine.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Choctaw Stadium and REV Entertainment along with three local high school district stadiums – Northwest ISD Stadium, Southlake Carroll Dragon Stadium and Vernon Newsom Stadium – to create the new XFL Hub. Convenient access to premium care and athletic training is a top priority for us and this Hub allows us to provide equal, quality care to all of our players,” added Russ Brandon, President of the XFL.

“The partnership with the XFL is monumental for Choctaw Stadium. Serving as not only the home for the Arlington-based team, but also as the hub for all eight XFL teams is an exciting opportunity for our community and Choctaw Stadium,” said Sean Decker, President of REV Entertainment. “Our relationship with the XFL over the last few years has been a huge point of pride for REV Entertainment, and we look forward to working together for many years on this partnership.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson added the following remarks on Twitter:

“Proud to announce that our @XFL2023 HQ will be in the great state of Texas – in the city of Arlington. This football-rich community is the perfect place for us to instill the XFL culture & DNA into our players. Now the fun part – we go to work,” Johnson wrote.

On July 24, the XFL announced the following cities would host teams: Arlington, Houston, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C.. The XFL’s next season will officially kick off on February 18, 2023 with games broadcasted on The Walt Disney Company and ESPN.

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