XFL Announces Cities And Stadiums For 2023 Season


After being gone for two and a half years the XFL is returning once more for the 2023 Season. And this past Sunday the XFL officially announced via a downhill livestream the eight city lineup and stadiums for this iteration of the league.

The following cities and stadiums include (Cities Highlighted in BOLD refer to “new locations”):

Arlington (Texas): Choctaw Stadium
– Orlando (Florida): Camping World Stadium
– Las Vegas (Nevada): Stadium TBA
– San Antonio (Texas): The Alamodome
– Seattle (Washington): Lumen Field
– St. Louis (Missouri): The Dome
– Washington D.C.: Audi Field
– Houston (Texas): TDECU Stadium

The XFL 3.0, as it’s being called, has four brand new locations that were not part of the XFL 2.0 from 2020. Los Angeles, New York, Tampa Bay and Dallas are all either relocated or outright disbanded. Only enough Orlando and Las Vegas were part of the XFL 1.0 back in 2001, so it’s interesting to see these legacy cities return.

At this time no team names have been announced. It is unknown if any of the older team names/logos will return or if they will wipe the slate clean to avoid any association with the previous league(s). The XFL 2.0, despite having legacy cities, avoided any references to the XFL 1.0. 

Fans of the XFL 2.0 may want to see teams like the Houston Roughnecks, the D.C. Defenders, the St. Louis Battlehawks and the Seattle Dragon return. Some fans of the now defunct AAF (Alliance of American Football) may want to see the San Antonio Commanders return as well, but with the NFL’s Washington Redskins re-branding to the Washington Commanders that may not be possible. 

The XFL 3.0 is set to kick off on February 18th, 2023 and will be broadcasted on ESPN, FX and ABC and will stream exclusively on ESPN Plus. With the competition from the USFL on Fox and NBC the battle for Spring Football officially begins.

Will you be checking out the XFL 3.0?

Source: ESPN

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