The XFL is coming back in 2020 in an attempt to provide a viable alternative to the NFL. The 2000 incarnation, a joint venture between the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), was a game that wallowed in excessive violence and theatrics.
Poor attendance, however, shut the league down after one season. After claiming they've learned from their mistakes, Vince McMahon and Commissioner Oliver Luck have re-founded the league and awarded eight franchises.
All eight home venues have been announced, four of which are NFL stadiums.
XFL announces its eight home venues, including four NFL home fields https://t.co/bcDX2NmeWb— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 5, 2018
MetLife Stadium (Giants and Jets), Raymond James Stadium (Buccaneers), StubHub Center (Chargers) and CenturyLink Field (Seahawks) will see XFL action. The Dome in St. Louis, which used to house the Rams, also received a team. The University of Houston's TDECU Stadium, the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park, and DC United's Audi Field round out the list.
The first version of the XFL followed a similar model, albeit with poor results.
They had five NFL stadiums host a team in XFL. However, only three teams averaged 35% capacity or greater on game days. The XFL looks more refined and less gimmicky this time around, but it still needs to figure out how to fill up these stadiums.