The newly-revived football league, XFL, has revealed season ticket prices for its eight franchises as well as a draft schedule this week.
The league is owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and is the successor to the previous XFL, which ran for a single season in 2001. While the league will follow a similar structure to the original XFL, which is centrally owned and operated, it will differ by representing markets similar to the NFL. Additionally, rather than relying on professional wrestling-inspired elements, the XFL aims to avoid controversies and create a simpler play.
Eight teams will be represented in the XFL, including Western Conference teams Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Los Angeles Wildcats, and the Seattle Dragons, as well as Eastern Conference teams DC Defenders, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, and Tampa Bay Vipers.
President and COO Jeffrey Pollack told Fox Sports that there were multiple visits to each stadium to evaluate seats and prices. Tickets for lower-level seats start at $20 per game in Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Washington, and St. Louis, while tickets will start at $25 in New York. Packages will range from $100 to $450 with the most expensive tickets including club seat access.
The draft, which will run from October 15 to 16, will include five phases: offensive skill positions, offensive line, defensive line and linebackers, secondary, and open phase. Each team will have the opportunity to make 10 selections during the first four phases and 30 picks during the open draft. The “snake” format will be used, allowing teams 90 seconds to make a selection and declare their choice via video conference. One quarterback has been assigned to each time ahead of the draft.
XFL’s inaugural season will kick-off next year with first regular season games planned for February 8, 2020.