Monday night during a Plant City commission meeting a vote was held to approve the partnership between the XFL and the facility; and it passed unanimously.
The agreement between the City of Plant City and Alpha Entertainment will offer portions of the Plant City Stadium facility for practices, training, offices, a media center and other similar items. The agreement is set on a two-year term and can be reevaluated and expanded if needed.
During training, the entire team and its coaching staff (roughly 70 to 80 people) will relocate to Plant City for approximately five months.
According to The Plant City Observer, Mayor Rick Lott joked he still could “throw the pigskin” and said maybe he could walk on the team as long as no one tackles him. Representatives from the XFL passed out ball caps to the commissioners and members of the audience to “hype up the team spirit.”
“Well I guess let’s play ball here in Plant City,” Lott said.