It seems by placing XFL cities in famous National Football League locations, they are able to possibly capitalize on the downtime those fans might have in that market in the offseason.
New York: MetLife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets. "We plan to invite those players to try out for the XFL". The new XFL wants to create an atmosphere similar to that of minor league baseball games: Fast-paced, family friendly, and an overall fan-centric experience. Rules will be simplified and broadcasts will air fewer commercials. It intends to find players who are struggling to find a job in the National Football League, and from the college ranks.
Some of those players have filtered up to the CFL in the past. The XFL wants to "compliment" fall football.More news: NAFTA Replacement USMCA Signed at G20
McMahon is investing $500 million of his own money into a business model similar to the one used by Major League Soccer when it started, with all the franchises owned and operated by the league.
The Dallas XFL team will call the new stadium, Globe Life Park, home in 2020. "We pledge to bring St. Louis a team deserving of a passionate and football-starved fan base". The upstart leagues could easily follow the path of their various predecessors, which is to say straight to oblivion.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced in January that the revived XFL would launch in 2020 with eight teams of 40 players and a 10-game schedule. The AAF lacks the wrestling impresario's financial clout, but a host of NFL-experienced coaches have signed up: Steve Spurrier, Mike Martz, Mike Singletary, Brad Childress.
It seems they have a pretty good point.