XFL fans everywhere are patiently waiting on more news in regards to the XFL Bankruptcy Sale. It looks like we’re going to need to wait until early August to find out if the league is sold. As speculation has been running wild as to who some of the interested parties are, we have some more news out of Houston.
Mark Berman of FOX 26 is reporting that the University of Houston has agreed to honor the TDECU Stadium rental agreement that was in place for the Roughnecks. This allows the lease to be apart of the assets the buyer would receive upon acquiring the XFL through bankruptcy.
Another sign that if the XFL is resurrected the league could continue to have a franchise in Houston. According to sources with knowledge of the talks between @UHCougars officials and XFL representatives, UH… pic.twitter.com/2bsIq4E13l
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 9, 2020
We already knew the XFL had reach out to TDECU, as well as CenturyLink (Seattle) and The Dome (St. Louis), but we know now that an agreement has been made.
At this time is’s hard to say when the Roughnecks would return to Houston. One of the plans on the table for the league to return in 2021 is to host all XFL games out of one location with a 12-week tournament. Unless Houston is chosen as the sole location, it may not be until 2022 when we see the Houston Roughnecks back on their home home field.
Once we get more information, we’ll make sure to keep you updated. Which other XFL teams would you like to see return? Which teams would you like to see re-locate? Let us know down in the comments below or join the conversation on Discord.