It's official: The XFL is coming to Houston

Janis Burke, Chris Pezman, Oliver Luck, David Tagliarino, Chris Massey

HOUSTON - An XFL football team is coming to Houston, it was announced Wednesday.

Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Tampa, New York and St. Louis will be host cities in the league, which will begin play in February 2020.

Houston's team will play at TDECU Stadium.

On XFL.com, the league wrote of Houston:

"THE XFL’S HIGH-OCTANE BRAND OF FOOTBALL IS A NATURAL FIT FOR THE UNDISPUTED ENERGY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. HOUSTON IS A CITY THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT, FROM THE FIRST DOMED STADIUM TO THE FIRST WORD HEARD ON THE MOON. IN 2020 IT WILL BE AT THE FOREFRONT ONCE AGAIN, BRINGING AN XFL TEAM TO A CITY WHERE FOOTBALL IS A WAY OF LIFE."

Former Oilers quarterback, Houston Dynamo executive and executive director of the Harris County Houston Sports Authority, Oliver Luck, is the XFL's commissioner and CEO.

This is the second incarnation of the XFL. The original league played one season, in 2001, before folding.

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