Members of Explore St. Louis, which is overseen by the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, attended the XFL news conference in New Jersey for the announcement of the eight cities to get XFL teams.
Seven of the eight franchises announced on Wednesday will be located in cities that already have National Football League teams and in some cases will be playing out of the same stadiums.
Luck said fans can go to XFL.com to put a deposit on season tickets. While one of the main complaints about the first incarnation of the XFL was the poor quality of play, Luck appeared optimistic about attracting talented players to fill the rosters.
And now, 10 months after that, with the XFL on Wednesday announcing its inaugural eight cities and stadiums, here is my update: still pretty confused.
"The XFL is being built for fans and built to last".
MetLife is also the venue of WWE's WrestleMania 34 in April. It holds about 67,000 people and opened in 1995.
Murphy announced that New Jersey would be one of the eight cites for the XFL revival in 2020 and the games will take place at Met Life Stadium. While not in Dallas proper, the team will be based in Arlington, TX. Dallas will play in the Texas Rangers' ballpark, because they need a tenant for it now that the Rangers are getting another new stadium. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) The XFL's Houston franchise will play its games at TDECU Stadium. "It is home to two other football teams, and truth be told, it has room for a third". Though it came into being with a lot of fanfare, the XFL quickly folded after poor television ratings.
New York will play at MetLife Stadium that is already home to the NFL's New York Giants and Jets while Tampa Bay will play in Raymond James stadium, the home of the Buccaneers that has hosted four Super Bowls.
It's not an NFL team, but at least those in St. Louis will have a professional football team again.
Individual tickets are not on sale, but anyone interested in being an XFL fan can sign-up to be a season ticket holder on the XFL site.
But that will not be the case in the new XFL. Let us know in the comments section below.