ARLINGTON, TX – February 19, 2023 – The XFL announced today that the Alamodome, home of the San Antonio Brahmas, has been selected as the host site of its inaugural XFL Championship Game. The XFL’s ownership group – Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale of RedBird Capital – made the announcement before the San Antonio Brahmas home opener against the St. Louis Battlehawks.
The XFL Championship Game will be played on May 13 at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on ABC.
“We are thrilled to announce that San Antonio and the Alamodome will be the host of this season’s inaugural Championship Game,” said Dany Garcia, Chairwoman and Owner. “I have been so impressed by the level of enthusiasm and commitment from the fans in San Antonio. We can’t wait to bring together the best of the XFL North and XFL South to compete for the Championship title in an event that will celebrate our players, coaches, and the revival of professional football in San Antonio.”
“Our inaugural XFL season is officially rolling with our eight teams showing out and representing the passionate fans of their cities,” said Dwayne Johnson, Owner. “From now through May, our athletes have their eyes set on the Championship game and we’re pumped to bring this historic event to the Alamodome. Plus, on a very personal note, I started my wrestling career in San Antonio, specifically at the Alamodome. This was my very first Royal Rumble. The city, the fans – San Antonio and the state of Texas helped shape my career.”
San Antonio was announced as one of eight cities hosting an XFL team at a press conference on July 24 in Arlington, TX.
“We are proud to partner with Mayor Nirenberg and the Alamodome to bring our inaugural championship to this great city,” said XFL President Russ Brandon. “San Antonio knows how to host big events and it will be exciting to see the League’s two best teams come together here to celebrate the XFL.”
“San Antonio is the perfect spot for the XFL’s inaugural championship game, and we are more than ready to host this exciting event,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “From the Alamo to the Riverwalk to the city’s burgeoning culinary scene, XFL fans will have an array of fantastic entertainment options for championship weekend in San Antonio.”
“The Alamodome is built for sports’ biggest championships, from Final Fours to bowl games, so hosting the XFL title game here is a perfect fit,” said Steve Zito, Interim Assistant Executive Director for San Antonio’s Convention Sports & Facilities Department. “For 30 years, the Dome has been home to many of football’s biggest moments and memories, and we couldn’t be happier to host so many more on one of the sport’s biggest stages.”
Additional details for the XFL Championship Game, including ticket information, will be announced at a later date.
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The XFL’s ownership group—led by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners—is building a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and an enhanced 360-game experience. The XFL will bring entertainment to world-class football, with the goal of advancing football and expanding player opportunities when it launches in February 2023.