XFL's NY franchise will call MetLife Stadium home

The eight teams for the inaugural season of the XFL. XFL

It was announced earlier this year that XFL 2: Electric Boogaloo would launch in 2020, and on Wednesday, an important piece to the puzzle was revealed, as McMahon held a press conference with a whole lot of folks to announce the cities that will play host to the league.

"We are honored to partner with the XFL and bring professional football to TDECU stadium", UH Athletics Director Chris Pezman said in a release from UH Athletics.

The New York/New Jersey franchise is just one of the eight teams that will make up the conferences come 2020, being joined by Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C. The XFL has locked in major former National Football League executives, and in the first quarter of 2019, they will identify team presidents and key players, including Doug Flutie.

The XFL was originally founded in 1999, but closed after one season.

So who will the eight cities joining the XFL be?

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According to the official press alert for the XFL press conference, New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy will be in attendance, so it was a safe bet that the New York City area would have a team. Team names, logos, colors, and players will be announced in the coming weeks and months. The AAF also has eight teams and a 10-week schedule but has targeted mid-size markets.

The league's founder, Vince McMahon, is the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, a wrestling entertainment company.

He added that it will feature more innovative and exciting play, a sentiment echoed by commissioner Oliver Luck. McMahon also said the game will be played faster-in about two hours-and more "fan-centric".

"The NFL and college football are as popular today as they've ever been, with tens of millions of fans engaging each and every week". He said research indicates fans want more football, and they want to give it to them. A rival startup promotion called the Alliance of American Football will begin play in 2019.

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