Since then, we’ve seen XFL co-owner Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson tease that the league would skip the hub model with their teams playing in their respective markets to kick things off. It wasn’t much longer before we heard word that TDECU Stadium had agreed to host XFL games in 2023, effectively marking a return to Houston.
We then heard that The Dome had reserved 5-dates next spring, which were reportedly for the XFL. We expected that the St. Louis BattleHawks would return, but this was further confirmation.
Now, it seems we may have a date to look forward to. Randy Karraker of 101 ESPN reports that the XFL is set to make an official announcement on June 1st.
We’ve been under the impression that the XFL would reveal all the cities at once, so it’s possible that this is when we’ll hear them.
When the XFL was ramping up towards their 2020 launce the St. Louis BattleHawks were fan favorites. It would make sense as they were the only franchise without an NFL market. They led the XFL in attendance, and were even on target to have over 50,000 in attendance for their week 7 matchup against the Los Angeles Wildcats.
We’ve started to gather information on where the XFL will land in 2023, but it seems that the news should be officially drooping soon. If this holds true, we should know in less then two weeks.
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