NFL X With a press conference on Sunday, the Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia-led spring professional football league made a significant step toward completing its plans by announcing the cities, stadiums, and head coaches for its forthcoming 2023 season.
On February 18, 2023, the regular season is scheduled to begin with eight clubs. These include the recently revealed locations of Las Vegas, Orlando, and San Antonio, which will replace the teams now located in Los Angeles, New York, and Tampa, Florida. According to ESPN, the three towns had the lowest attendance during the league’s most recent season, 2020, which was cut short midway due to the Covid epidemic.
Arlington and Houston are two more Texas-based XFL clubs on the 2023 schedule, and Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. also have teams.
All 43 XFL games will air on Disney platforms as part of a carriage agreement announced in May by the league’s chairwoman and owner Garcia and her movie and TV producing partner Johnson. The pair acquired the league from Vince McMahon in 2020 for $15 million after it had already begun the bankruptcy process.
After a 20-year hiatus, McMahon revived the league, initially funding its revival. It had only ever been shown once before, in 2001, as a collaboration between NBC and McMahon’s WWF (now the WWE).
The 2018 games will be broadcast on ABC, ESPN, and FX, all Disney outlets.
“We have a clear vision for the XFL, one that includes the values we want to impart, the diversity of our leaders, the creativity of the game, and how we want to profoundly involve our communities to enable them to contribute to the realisation of this goal. As we formally reveal where our clubs will play today, our league moves one step closer to the 2023 season opener, according to Garcia, who was speaking at a press conference today that was livestreamed on the XFL’s YouTube account. The enthusiasm of the fanbase is what gives a league life. We will develop these teams from the bottom up in each of these places in collaboration with our supporters to ensure that they accurately reflect the distinctive character of the local neighbourhoods. All football supporters are invited to join us as
The NFL also announced the head coaching appointments, with the majority of the names being well-known to football fans: former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops (Arlington), Wade Phillips (Houston), Terrell Buckley (Orlando), Rod Woodson (Las Vegas), Hines Ward (San Antonio), Jim Haslett (Seattle), Anthony Becht (St. Louis), and Reggie Barlow (Washington, DC).
Johnson continued, “I’m eager to disclose the places that our athletes will have the chance to represent and compete in,” after just appearing at the Warner Bros. Black Adam panel at Comic-Con in San Diego. This is a significant time for the XFL, and I can already sense the energy that our passionate supporters will bring to these renowned stadiums.
“Our league is seeing amazing energy building, and there is still much more to come. I can assure you that it will be worth the wait. We have been developing brand-new logos and jerseys that will complement the inventive and exciting vision of our league, even working with some of the club names you are already familiar with. We see you, we hear you, and your enthusiasm encourages us to keep giving you the finest possible service. The countdown has begun with little under seven months till kickoff.
Here is the news announcement from the league’s town hall today: