The XFL has named Oliver Luck as its CEO. I think this is one of the best hires any sports league has made this off-season. It's genuinely brilliant.
New @XFL2020 Commissioner @OliverLuckXFL said his new job “will be a labor of love” and a “unique opportunity to reimagine the game that has been a constant in my life for 40 years.”
Good choice for Vince McMahon. Lends a lot of credibility to the league with its first major executive move.
.@YahooSports confirms report that NCAA executive Oliver Luck is leaving to become the CEO and Commissioner of XFL. Source close to Luck calls it a "special opportunity."
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the XFL launching?
An opportunity exists to reimagine America’s favorite sport by putting fans at the center, while leveraging a changing media landscape and evolving consumer viewing behavior.
Who owns and runs the XFL?
Vince McMahon is personally funding this venture through Alpha Entertainment, a new private entity.
Will teams be owned by the league or will teams be owned and run by independent entities?
The new XFL is a single entity structure with plans for eight teams at launch, all of which will be owned by the league.
When is the XFL launching?
The new XFL is scheduled to launch in early 2020.
Where will teams be located?
The selection of cities will take place over the coming months, and a mix of major and mid-major markets in all regions of the U.S. are possibilities.
Have team nicknames been determined?
Team identities and logos will be revealed after cities are selected.
When will games be played?
Games are being planned for Sundays.
How many games will be played? What’s the postseason structure?
Plans include each team playing a 10-game regular season, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal games followed by a championship game.
How big will team rosters be?
Active rosters will have approximately 40 players.
What will players’ salary structure look like?
The players’ salary structure is still in development, but players will be paid to play, and paid more to win.
Will there be testing for illicit drugs and PEDs?
The XFL’s comprehensive player health and wellness policy will include drug testing.