XFL Reveals Inaugural Schedule For 2020 Season XFL Reveals Inaugural Schedule For 2020 Season
The revived football league, XFL, is gearing up for their new season with a full schedule of games in 2020. The league, owned by... XFL Reveals Inaugural Schedule For 2020 Season

The revived football league, XFL, is gearing up for their new season with a full schedule of games in 2020.

The league, owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment, previously ran for a single season in 2001. Now, the league will return in 2020 with eight franchises. Last week, teams participated in a draft, and now, a schedule has been revealed.

XFL will consist of eight teams: 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. Each team will play five home and five away games between February 8 and April 12, followed by a pair of playoff games on April 18 and 19 and a championship game on April 26. Games will kick-off the weekend after the NFL’s Super Bowl LIV.

Seattle and D.C., along with Los Angeles and Houston, will face-off on February 8, followed by Tampa Bay v. New York and Seattle v. Dallas on February 9. Games will be broadcast on either Fox, ABC, ESPN, or FS1.

XFL commissioner Olive Luck told ESPN that “it’s a well-designed schedule in terms of competitive balance” and believes that ABC, ESPN, and Fox are all trusted broadcasters and know that “they’ll assign top-notch talent.”

“We think there’s never been quite honestly a startup league that’s had these kinds of windows, this kind of exposure,” Luck said.

This time around, President and COO Jeffrey Pollack wants the league to avoid controversies and create a simpler play, rather than relying on professional wrestling-inspired elements like it did the first time around. The league will follow a similar structure to the original XFL – being centrally owned and operated – but will differ by representing similar markets to the NFL.

Tickets for lower-level seats start at $25 in New York and $20 in Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington. Packages range in price from $100 to $450.

Check out the full schedule below.

XFL 2020 Season Schedule

Week 1

Feb. 8 – Seattle Dragons at DC Defenders, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Feb. 8 – Los Angeles Wildcats at Houston Roughnecks, 5 p.m. ET (FOX)

Feb. 9 – Tampa Bay Vipers at New York Guardians, 2 p.m. ET (FOX)

Feb. 9 – St. Louis BattleHawks at Dallas Renegades, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Week 2

Feb. 15 – New York Guardians at DC Defenders, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Feb. 15 – Tampa Bay Vipers at Seattle Dragons, 5 p.m. ET (FOX)

Feb. 16 – Dallas Renegades at Los Angeles Wildcats, 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

Feb. 16 – St. Louis BattleHawks at Houston Roughnecks, 6 p.m. ET (FS1)

Week 3

Feb. 22 – Houston Roughnecks at Tampa Bay Vipers, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Feb. 22 – Dallas Renegades at Seattle Dragons, 5 p.m. ET (FOX)

Feb. 23 – New York Guardians at St. Louis BattleHawks, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Feb. 23 – DC Defenders at Los Angeles Wildcats, 6 p.m. ET (FS1)

Week 4

Feb. 29 – Los Angeles Wildcats at New York Guardians, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Feb. 29 – Seattle Dragons at St. Louis BattleHawks, 5 p.m. ET (FOX)

Mar. 1 – Houston Roughnecks at Dallas Renegades, 4 p.m. ET (FS1)

Mar. 1 – DC Defenders at Tampa Bay Vipers, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Week 5

Mar. 7 – Seattle Dragons at Houston Roughnecks, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Mar. 7 – New York Guardians at Dallas Renegades, 5 p.m. ET (FOX)

Mar. 8 – St. Louis BattleHawks at DC Defenders, 3 p.m. ET (FS1)

Mar. 8 – Tampa Bay Vipers at Los Angeles Wildcats, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Week 6

Mar. 14 – Houston Roughnecks at New York Guardians, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Mar. 14 – St. Louis BattleHawks at Tampa Bay Vipers, 5 p.m. ET (FS2)

Mar. 15 – Dallas Renegades at DC Defenders, 4 p.m. ET (FS1)

Mar. 15 – Los Angeles Wildcats at Seattle Dragons, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Week 7

Mar. 21 – Dallas Renegades at Tampa Bay Vipers, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Mar. 21 – Los Angeles Wildcats at St. Louis BattleHawks, 5 p.m. ET (FOX)

Mar. 22 – New York Guardians at Seattle Dragons, 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

Mar. 22 – DC Defenders at Houston Roughnecks, 6 p.m. ET (FS1)

Week 8

Mar. 28 – Tampa Bay Vipers at DC Defenders, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Mar. 28 – St. Louis BattleHawks at New York Guardians, 5 p.m. ET (FOX)

Mar. 29 – Houston Roughnecks at Los Angeles Wildcats, 3 p.m. ET (ABC)

Mar. 29 – Seattle Dragons at Dallas Renegades, 6 p.m. ET (FS1)

Week 9

Apr. 2 – Dallas Renegades at Houston Roughnecks, 8 p.m. ET (FOX)

Apr. 4 – DC Defenders at New York Guardians, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Apr. 5 – Tampa Bay Vipers at St. Louis BattleHawks, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Apr. 5 – Seattle Dragons at Los Angeles Wildcats, 6 p.m. ET (FS1)

Week 10

Apr. 9 – Los Angeles Wildcats at Dallas Renegades, 8 p.m. ET (FOX)

Apr. 11 – Houston Roughnecks at Seattle Dragons, 2 p.m. ET (ABC)

Apr. 12 – DC Defenders at St. Louis BattleHawks, 3 p.m. ET* (ABC)

Apr. 12 – New York Guardians at Tampa Bay Vipers, 6 p.m. ET* (FS1)

Conference Finals

Apr. 18 – East No. 2 at East No. 1, 3 p.m. ET (FOX)

Apr. 19 – West No. 2 at West No. 1, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Championship

Apr. 26 – East vs. West, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Olivia Perreault Deputy Editor

Olivia Perreault is the Deputy Editor for TicketNews. She is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island and holds a BA in journalism. As an avid concert junkie, she's been to hundreds of concerts and freelances for multiple online publications, including her music blog, found at OliviaGPerreault.com. Reach Olivia via email at [email protected]

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