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The XFL is a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and an enhanced 360-degree game experience. Anchored in world-class football, the XFL brings entertainment and innovation to advance the sport, expand player opportunities, and change the way that fans experience the game. The XFL is owned by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners and launched in February 2023.


The eight teams are split into two division–the North Division is home to the D.C. Defenders, Seattle Sea Dragons, St. Louis Battlehawks, and Vegas Vipers; while the Arlington Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Orlando Guardians, and San Antonio Brahmas will do battle in the South Division.


The XFL will feature exciting gameplay innovations that deliver fans a faster pace of play and more action. The league will build on what was started in 2020 by carrying over several rules and includes innovative changes in the areas of clock management, play reviews and late game possession designed to improve gameplay and enhance the fan viewing experience.


The XFL will play a 10-week regular season, consisting of each team playing 10-games, five home and five road. The teams will play their division rivals twice and teams from the other division once. The season will conclude with the XFL Championship game played on Saturday, May 13 at 3pm on ABC.


All 40 regular season games, plus two playoffs and the XFL Championship game will be featured on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and FX. ESPN has built four commentator teams for the 2023 XFL Season with play-by-play commentator and analyst in the booth plus a reporter and the return of the sideline analyst on the field. The sideline team will provide a unique vantage point for analysis and added access for fans throughout the game.

One or more games each week, including the XFL Playoffs and Championship Game, will also be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. All games will also be available live on ESPN+.


The XFL's ownership group, led by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale's RedBird Capital Partners, is building a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and enhanced 360 game experience.

The XFL will bring entertainment to world class football, with the goal of advancing the game of football and expanding player opportunities when it launches February 18, 2023