New XFL to include D.C. team playing at Audi Field

Professional wrestling mogul Vince McMahon is relaunching his XFL football league in 2020 and it looks like we can expect a Washington franchise.

According to multiple reports published Friday, the Washington team will play its home games at D.C. United’s Audi Field in Buzzard Point. The XFL has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday where it is expected to announce the eight cities that will field teams, according to The Washington Post.

The league plans to play a 10-game schedule starting in February 2020, according to the Post. All eight teams will be league-owned, similar to the 2001 version of the XFL — an attention-grabbing endeavor from McMahon that flamed out after just one season. McMahon is spending more time — and as much of $500 million — on the new XFL. It is focused on a providing a quicker-paced version of football.

D.C. United owns and operates the $500 million Audi Field (the District did secure the land for the stadium before handing it over to the club).…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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