Globe Life Park in Arlington to Serve as Home to XFL Franchise in 2020

The XFL is headed to The American Dream City in 2020. Arlington is one of eight cities that will host an XFL team when the league launches February 8-9, 2020. Home games will be played at Globe Life Park, adding another professional sports franchise to Arlington’s world-class Entertainment District. The news comes after today’s news conference in New Jersey with league commissioner/CEO Oliver Luck and XFL Founder and Chairman Vince McMahon.

“Arlington, Texas is becoming one of the top sports and entertainment destinations in the Southwest,” said Neil Leibman, Co-Owner & COO of the Texas Rangers. “The addition of XFL will add to the year-round excitement for fans in Arlington and all of North Texas.”

The announcement also marks the first step in the process to repurpose Globe Life Park after the Texas Rangers play the team’s last season at the ballpark in 2019.

“Today’s XFL announcement is one of many ways the City plans to deliver on its promise to reinvent Globe Life Park,” Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said. “The XFL will be the first of many announcements about the repurposing of our iconic venue that will have a new, long life in Arlington after Globe Life Field opens in 2020.”

Delivering authentic, high energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams, 45-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL will also establish a health, wellness and safety program that meets the needs of today’s athletes.

The XFL will embrace the latest on and off-field technology, providing live game coverage, content and real-time engagement across multiple platforms, giving fans greater access than ever before. The league plans to build strong grassroots relationships with local organizations in the eight Host Cities through social responsibility partnerships, and the XFL will enjoy the support of WWE’s many extraordinary resources and promotional capabilities.

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