It seems that the official XFL website prematurely posted a listing of cities - which has since been deleted - that will join the league. He said it's been 20 years since the original XFL was announced, and a lot of things have changed since then.
Those cities include: St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C.
The football league founded by wrestling entrepreneur Vince McMahon will be absent in several of the largest television markets: Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston and Atlanta.
Whether or not the league will find success the second time around remains to be seen, but during a national press conference on Wednesday, the XFL revealed that New York/New Jersey will once again have a team (formerly the Hitmen) and that MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey will be their home.
McMahon thanked the media and the partner cities in attendance. The XFL announcement press conference back in January lasted about 25 minutes and included an opening statement from McMahon and a Q&A portion at the end. Luck said they want more in-game rhythm and flow, and he also spoke about safety precautions.
The inaugural XFL season will take place on the weekend of February 8-9, 2020 - the week following Super Bowl LIII.
He added that it will feature more innovative and exciting play, a sentiment echoed by commissioner Oliver Luck. He said research indicates fans want more football, and they want to give it to them. Luck also emphasized that they want to keep ticket prices low for families.
The league previously had one season in 2001.
It seems by placing XFL cities in famous National Football League locations, they are able to possibly capitalize on the downtime those fans might have in that market in the offseason.