XFL returns, and Houston is along for the ride

The XFL flamed out in 2001 after one season, but now it’s back. And it’s coming to Houston, one of thirty-plus cities that expressed interest in getting a team.

The league, which announced its plans to make a comeback earlier this year, announced its inaugural season would kick off in February of 2020.

The second incarnation of the league will field eight teams, and the Houston franchise will play its games at TDECU Stadium, home of the University of Houston Cougars.

“It’s a town that’s near and dear to me personally,” XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said.

The other teams will be based in Dallas (Globe Life Park), Los Angeles (StubHub Center), St. Louis (Dome at America’s Center), Seattle (CenturyLink Field), Tampa (Raymond James Stadium), New York (MetLife Stadium) and the District (Audi Field).

Luck says the team coaches and General Managers will be named in the early part of next year.

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