The XFL is back, and a team is headed to Seattle

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Houston will play at the University of Houston's stadium, Washington will play at the new home of the MLS' DC United, and Los Angeles will play at the StubHub Center, the soccer stadium that temporarily houses the L.A. Chargers and thousands of fans of whichever team is playing them.

Vince McMahon's original XFL lasted one season of play.

The announcement was made today by XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck at a press conference held at MetLife Stadium, which included representatives from all eight markets.

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"New Jersey couldn't be happier to be one of the eight host sites for the XFL's 2020 revival season", Gov. Phil Murphy said at the news conference. For now, the Jets and Giants better prepare themselves for some new offseason tennants. The new XFL wants to create an atmosphere similar to that of minor league baseball games: Fast-paced, family friendly, and an overall fan-centric experience.

The XFL American football league signaled it was back in business on Wednesday, announcing eight charter franchises for its reboot that will kickoff in 2020 and a change of direction from its short-lived predecessor that folded 17 years ago.

The XFL's Dallas franchise will play its games at Globe Life Park in Arlington. McMahon said there's a long-term financial commitment for the league and there is a clamoring for live sports entertainment events than ever before. The league is to be considered a complement to the NFL rather than a competitor, designed and sold as a way to give football fans year-round entertainment.

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It seems by placing XFL cities in famous National Football League locations, they are able to possibly capitalize on the downtime those fans might have in that market in the offseason. The XFL has locked in major former National Football League executives, and in the first quarter of 2019, they will identify team presidents and key players, including Doug Flutie.

Vince McMahon speaks about the XFL in 2000.

He said that their ideas for the league and their reimagined version of football are now being tested.

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"We are proud to restore the River City's rightful place among pro football cities and we will not stop there", the XFL said in a statement. The XFL will have a 10-week regular schedule, 45-man active rosters and two semifinal playoff games.

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