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XFL team coming to Tampa Bay, to play at Raymond James Stadium

TAMPA BAY (WFLA/AP) - The XFL's attempt at a comeback to the professional sports scene will bring another football team to the Tampa Bay area.

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon in New Jersey, XFL officials announced eight teams and host cities, including Tampa Bay. Games will be played at Raymond James Stadium.

Other cities that will host XFL teams include New York City, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

League officials also placed heavy emphasis on making the XFL affordable for families to "enjoy the gameday experience."

The sexed-up, contact-heavy football league formed as the early 2000s brainchild of WWE ringleader Vince McMahon is set for a surprising second life in 2020. The league that spawned “He Hate Me” and experimented with camera angles that the NFL would later adopt flamed out after one wild season. Interest in the league was reignited when ESPN aired the “This Was the XFL” documentary that chronicled the spectacular football failure.

McMahon is back in charge, pumping $100 million into the XFL through his new private entity, Alpha Entertainment.

 


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