XFL (2020)

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The XFL is a planned professional American football league owned by Vince McMahon's Alpha Entertainment, and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.wikipedia
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Vince McMahon

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The XFL is a planned professional American football league owned by Vince McMahon's Alpha Entertainment, and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
He currently serves as the majority owner, chairman and CEO of WWE as well as founder of Alpha Entertainment, which is the holding company of the XFL, an American football league.

XFL (2001)

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It is the successor to the previous XFL, which was controlled by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and NBC, and ran for a single season in 2001.
McMahon maintained control of the XFL brand after the league ceased operations: on January 25, 2018, McMahon announced that he would revive the XFL name for a new iteration of the league, set to begin play in 2020.

Alliance of American Football

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(The director of This Was the XFL, Charlie Ebersol, would go on to announce the Alliance of American Football (AAF) in March 2018, hoping to beat the revived XFL to play.
He began developing the AAF in February 2017, about the same time that word had come out about XFL co-founder Vince McMahon possibly reviving the old XFL brand (which McMahon would indeed do).

Oliver Luck

On June 5, 2018, Oliver Luck was named the league's commissioner and chief executive officer.
He is currently the CEO and Commissioner of the XFL.

WWE

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It is the successor to the previous XFL, which was controlled by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and NBC, and ran for a single season in 2001.
WWE maintained control of the XFL trademark before McMahon reclaimed the XFL brand, this time under a separate shell company from WWE, in 2017 with intent to relaunch the XFL in 2020.

Doug Whaley

Doug Whaley, most recently general manager of the Buffalo Bills, was hired as the league's senior vice president of football operations on November 8, 2018.
He is the current Senior Vice President of Football Operations for the XFL and from 2013 to 2017 was the general manager of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League.

Landry Jones

The league signed its first player, quarterback Landry Jones, on August 15, 2019.
Matthew Landry Jones (born April 4, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL.

2020 XFL Draft

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Players were assigned to each team in the 2020 XFL Draft from October 15 to 16, with schedules due out October 22 and ticket sales opening to the general public October 24.
The 2020 XFL Draft was the inaugural player selection process to fill the rosters of the eight teams of the upcoming reboot of the XFL.

Jeffrey Pollack

On January 22, 2019 Jeffrey Pollack was named the president and chief operating officer, coming from his previous role as the chief marketing and strategy officer and special advisor for the Los Angeles Chargers.
On January 22, 2019 Pollack was named as the President & Chief Operating Officer of the XFL, coming from his previous role as the Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and Special Advisor of the San Diego Chargers.

Cardale Jones

Cardale Jones (born September 29, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the DC Defenders of the XFL.

Fair catch

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Both the 2001 and 2020 versions of the XFL removed the fair catch in an effort to attract fans who disliked the rule.

Neutral zone (gridiron football)

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The one-yard neutral zone is also used in the China Arena Football League and was tested for use in the XFL but eventually rejected.

Dallas Renegades

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Its first head coach and general manager, Dallas's Bob Stoops, was announced February 7, 2019, with the coaches for Seattle (Jim Zorn), Washington (Pep Hamilton), and Tampa Bay (Marc Trestman) following later in the month.
The team is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Los Angeles Wildcats (XFL)

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The team is a franchise of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment, a major television network in the United States.

CenturyLink Field

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It will be the home field for the XFL’s Seattle Dragons starting in 2020.

Orlando Rage

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Orlando was also one of the original XFL's most successful markets and second in attendance for the 2019 AAF season).
In December 2018, the revival of the XFL announced that it would return to Florida.

Houston Roughnecks

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The team is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Commissioner

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On June 5, 2018, Oliver Luck was named the league's commissioner and chief executive officer.
Current commissioners of the North American professional leagues are Roger Goodell in the NFL, Rob Manfred in MLB (and Minor League Baseball), Adam Silver in the NBA, Gary Bettman in the NHL, Don Garber in MLS, Randy Ambrosie in the CFL, Oliver Luck in the XFL, Randall Boe in the AFL, and Cathy Engelbert in the WNBA.

Globe Life Park in Arlington

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The current Globe Life Park is in the process of being refit as a football stadium with sightlines designed for a rectangular field; once complete, the stadium will host the Dallas Renegades gridiron team in the XFL and soccer team North Texas SC, a USL League 1 affiliate of MLS club FC Dallas, beginning in 2020.

MetLife Stadium

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It is the home stadium for two National Football League (NFL) franchises, the New York Giants and the New York Jets, as well as the home stadium of the New York Guardians, of the XFL.

St. Louis

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The league chose to focus on placing teams in large media markets, selecting five of the top seven largest media markets in the U.S.; based on 2017 census bureau estimates, all eight XFL markets have over 2.9 million residents each (the smallest being St. Louis).
The St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL are to begin play in 2020 at The Dome at America's Center.

Bob Stoops

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Its first head coach and general manager, Dallas's Bob Stoops, was announced February 7, 2019, with the coaches for Seattle (Jim Zorn), Washington (Pep Hamilton), and Tampa Bay (Marc Trestman) following later in the month.
On February 7, 2019, Stoops announced his plans to come out of retirement, as he was named head coach/general manager of the upcoming Dallas Renegades in the XFL.

Kevin Gilbride

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Kevin Bernard Gilbride (born August 27, 1951) is an American professional football coach who currently serves as head coach of the New York Guardians of the XFL.

Arena football

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The clock stops for out-of-bounds plays, incomplete passes, or sacks only in the last half-minute of regulation or overtime (there is only a half-minute warning, as opposed to the two-minute warning in the XFL/NFL and the three-minute warning in the CFL) or because of penalties, injuries or timeouts.

The Dome at America's Center

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Beginning in Spring 2020 the Dome will serve as the home stadium for St. Louis' XFL football team.