Washington, D.C. will be one of the eight cities to get a franchise of the new Xtreme Football League (XFL) as it returns to the field in 2020.
Owned by World Wrestling Entertainment and NBC, the league is likely to announce the eight cities on December 5. The new stadium, Audi Field, which opened in July and is also home to D.C. United, will host the D.C. franchise of the XFL.
The XFL only existed for one year in 2001 when it was advertised as an alternative to the NFL, but it was closed due to financial loss as its viewership and support decreased significantly. Back then, the league was more entertainment and gimmicks oriented like the professional wrestling industry.
XFL owner Vince McMahon is preparing for the debut of the reformed league which is scheduled for 2020. McMahon is aiming to offer viewers a simple and basic football instead of entertainment oriented football the league was more focused on in 2001.
In its second term, the XFL is expected to be successful and not disappoint its fans.