5 October 2000

XFL announces inaugural schedule; campaign kicks off February 3

STAMFORD, CONN., Oct. 5 /CNW/ - The NY/NJ Hitmen will visit the Las Vegas Outlaws and the Orlando Rage will host the Chicago Enforcers when the XFL kicks off its inaugural season next February 3. The following day the Memphis Maniax are at the Birmingham Thunderbolts and the Los Angeles Xtreme travel to the San Francisco Demons to complete the league's first week of play.

"I can't think of a more exciting way to unveil our product than with these four games," said XFL president Basil V. DeVito, Jr. "In Las Vegas, Orlando and Birmingham the XFL becomes THE pro football team in town and the Demons-Xtreme battle, set in beautiful Pacific Bell Park, marks the beginning of what is sure to be a great in-state rivalry." The 2001 XFL schedule includes a 10-week regular season and a two-game playoff weekend before concluding on April 21 with the league's first championship game. The title game will be televised by NBC, which also will telecast an XFL game in prime time each Saturday night of the regular season. Sunday XFL games will be telecast on UPN and on a national cable network. The XFL will feature two four-team conferences, with each team playing a home-and-home series against conference foes and single games against teams outside their conference. The Eastern Conference will include Birmingham, Chicago, NY/NJ and Orlando, while the Western Conference will be comprised of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis and San Francisco. The XFL is jointly owned and operated by World Wrestling Federation
Entertainment, Inc. (NMS:WWFE) and NBC. Attached are the XFL week-by-week, team-by-team, NBC and UPN schedules.


For more schedule and ticket information go to XFL.com.

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XFL 2001 GAME SCHEDULE
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WEEKLY
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WEEK 1 * ALL TIMES EASTERN WEEK 6
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Saturday Feb 3 Saturday Mar 10
NY/NJ @ Las Vegas 8:00 PM Las Vegas @ Orlando 8:00 PM
Chicago @ Orlando 8:00 PM Chicago @ Memphis 8:00 PM
Sunday Feb 4 Sunday March 11
Memphis @ Birmingham TBA NY/NJ @ SF 4:00 PM
LA @ San Francisco 4:00 PM LA @ Birmingham 7:00 PM
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WEEK 2 WEEK 7
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Saturday Feb 10 Saturday Mar 17
Chicago @ LA 8:00 PM Memphis @ NY/NJ 8:00 PM
San Francisco @ Orlando 8:00 PM Birmingham @ Las Vegas 8:00 PM
Sunday Feb 11 Sunday Mar 18
Birmingham @ NY/NJ 4:00 PM Orlando @ LA 4:00 PM
Las Vegas @ Memphis 7:00 PM San Francisco @ Chicago 7:00 PM
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WEEK 3 WEEK 8
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Saturday Feb 17 Saturday Mar 24
San Francisco @ Memphis 8:00 PM Las Vegas @ LA 8:00 PM
LA @ Las Vegas 8:00 PM Memphis @ San Francisco 8:00 PM
Sunday Feb 18 Sunday Mar 25
Chicago @ Birmingham 4:00 PM Birmingham @ Chicago 4:00 PM
Orlando @ NY/NJ 7:00 PM NY/NJ @ Orlando 7:00 PM
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WEEK 4 WEEK 9
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Saturday Feb 24 Saturday March 31
NY/NJ @ Chicago 8:00 PM Chicago @ NY/NJ 8:00 PM
Birmingham @ Orlando 8:00 PM Orlando @ Birmingham 8:00 PM
Sunday Feb 25 Sunday April 1
Las Vegas @ San Francisco 4:00 PM LA @ Memphis 4:00 PM
Memphis @ LA 7:00 PM San Francisco @
Las Vegas 7:00 PM
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WEEK 5 WEEK 10
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Saturday March 3 Saturday April 7
LA @ NY/NJ 8:00 PM Orlando @ Chicago 8:00 PM
Birmingham @ San Francisco Memphis @ Las Vegas 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Sunday March 4 Sunday April 8
Las Vegas @ Chicago 4:00 PM NY/NJ @ Birmingham 4:00 PM
Orlando @ Memphis 7:00 PM San Francisco @ LA 7:00 PM
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XFL 2001 Team Schedules
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Los Angeles Xtreme *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 4, 4 pm @ SF Demons
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2 Feb 10, 8 pm CHICAGO ENFORCERS
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3 Feb 17, 8 pm @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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4 Feb 25, 7 pm MEMPHIS MANIAX
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5 Mar 3, 8 pm @ NY/NJ Hitmen
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6 Mar 11, 7 pm @ Birmingham Bolts
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7 Mar 18, 4 pm ORLANDO RAGE
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8 Mar 24, 8 pm LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS
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9 Apr 1, 4 pm @ Memphis Maniax
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10 Apr 8, 7 pm SF DEMONS
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Chicago Enforcers *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 3, 8 pm @ Orlando Rage
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2 Feb 10, 8 pm @ LA Xtreme
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3 Feb 18, 4 pm @ Birmingham Bolts
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4 Feb 24, 8 pm NY/NJ HITMEN
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5 Mar 4, 4 pm LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS
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6 Mar 10, 8pm @ Memphis Maniax
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7 Mar 18, 7 pm SF DEMONS
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8 Mar 25, 4 pm BIRMINGHAM BOLTS
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9 Mar 31, 8 pm @ NY/NJ Hitmen
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10 Apr 7, 8 pm ORLANDO RAGE
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Memphis Maniax *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 4, tba @ Birmingham Bolts
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2 Feb 11, 7 pm LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS
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3 Feb 17, 8 pm SF DEMONS
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4 Feb 25, 7 pm @ LA Xtreme
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5 Mar 4, 7 pm ORLANDO RAGE
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6 Mar 10, 8 pm CHICAGO ENFORCERS
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7 Mar 17, 8 pm @ NY/NJ Hitmen
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8 Mar 24, 8 pm @ SF Demons
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9 Apr 1, 4 pm LA XTREME
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10 Apr 7, 8 pm @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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Orlando Rage *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 3, 8 pm CHICAGO ENFORCERS
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2 Feb 10, 8 pm SF DEMONS
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3 Feb 18, 7 pm @ NY/NJ Hitmen
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4 Feb 24, 8 pm BIRMINGHAM BOLTS
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5 Mar 4, 7 pm @ Memphis Maniax
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6 Mar 10, 8 pm LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS
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7 Mar 18, 4 pm @ LA Xtreme
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8 Mar 25, 7 pm NY/NJ Hitmen
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9 Mar 31, 8 pm @ Birmingham Bolts
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10 Apr 7, 8 pm @ Chicago Enforcers
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San Francisco Demons *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 4, 4 pm LA XTREME
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2 Feb 10, 8 pm @ Orlando Rage
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3 Feb 17, 8 pm @ Memphis Maniax
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4 Feb 25, 4 pm LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS
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5 Mar 3, 8 pm BIRMINGHAM BOLTS
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6 Mar 11, 4 pm NY/NJ HITMEN
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7 Mar 18, 7 pm @ Chicago Enforcers
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8 Mar 24, 8 pm MEMPHIS MANIAX
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9 Apr 1, 7 pm @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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10 Apr 8, 7 pm @ LA Xtreme
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Birmingham Thunderbolts *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 4, tba MEMPHIS MANIAX
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2 Feb 11, 4 pm @ NY/NJ Hitmen
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3 Feb 18, 4 pm CHICAGO ENFORCERS
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4 Feb 24, 8 pm @ Orlando Rage
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5 Mar 3, 8 pm @ SF Demons
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6 Mar 11, 7 pm LA XTREME
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7 Mar 17, 8 pm @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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8 Mar 25, 4 pm @ Chicago Enforcers
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9 Mar 31, 8 pm ORLANDO RAGE
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10 Apr 8, 4 pm NY/NJ HITMEN
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NY/NJ Hitmen *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 3, 8 pm @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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2 Feb 11, 4 pm BIRMINGHAM BOLTS
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3 Feb 18, 7 pm ORLANDO RAGE
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4 Feb 24, 8 pm @ Chicago Enforcers
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5 Mar 3, 8 pm LA XTREME
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6 Mar 11, 4 pm @ SF Demons
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7 Mar 17, 8 pm MEMPHIS MANIAX
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8 Mar 25, 7 pm @ Orlando Rage
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9 Mar 31, 8 pm CHICAGO ENFORCERS
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10 Apr 8, 4 pm @ Birmingham Bolts
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Las Vegas Outlaws *all times ET
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Week Date Opponent
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1 Feb 3, 8 pm NY/NJ HITMEN
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2 Feb 11, 7 pm @ Memphis Maniax
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3 Feb 17, 8 pm LA XTREME
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4 Feb 25, 4 pm @ SF Demons
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5 Mar 4, 4 pm @ Chicago Enforcers
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6 Mar 10, 8 pm @ Orlando Rage
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7 Mar 17, 8 pm BIRMINGHAM BOLTS
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8 Mar 24, 8 pm @ LA Xtreme
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9 Apr 1, 7 pm SF DEMONS
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10 Apr 7, 8 pm MEMPHIS MANIAX
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XFL 2001 NBC GAME SCHEDULE

* All start times 8 pm ET
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WEEK DATE GAME
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1 2/3 NY/NJ Hitmen @ Las Vegas Outlaws
Chicago Enforcers @ Orlando Rage
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2 2/10 Chicago Enforcers @ LA Xtreme
San Francisco Demons @ Orlando Rage
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3 2/17 San Francisco Demons @ Memphis Maniax
LA Xtreme @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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4 2/24 NY/NJ Hitmen @ Chicago Enforcers
Birmingham Thunderbolts @ Orlando Rage
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5 3/3 LA Xtreme @ NY/NJ Hitmen
Birmingham Thunderbolts @ San Francisco Demons
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6 3/10 Las Vegas Outlaws @ Orlando Rage
Chicago Enforcers @ Memphis Maniax
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7 3/17 Memphis Maniax @ NY/NJ Hitmen
Birmingham Thunderbolts @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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8 3/24 Las Vegas Outlaws @ LA Xtreme
Memphis Maniax @ San Francisco Demons
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9 3/31 Chicago Enforcers @ NY/NJ Hitmen
Orlando Rage @ Birmingham Thunderbolts
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10 4/7 Orlando Rage @ Chicago Enforcers
Memphis Maniax @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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11 4/14 XFL PLAYOFF GAME No. 1
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12 4/21 XFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
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* NBC will telecast one national game each week


XFL 2001 UPN GAME SCHEDULE

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WEEK DATE GAME * all start times 7 pm
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1 2/4 LA Xtreme @ SF Demons
(4 pm ET)
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2 2/11 Las Vegas Outlaws @ Memphis Maniax
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3 2/18 Orlando Rage @ NY/NJ Hitmen
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4 2/25 Memphis Maniax @ LA Xtreme
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5 3/4 Orlando Rage @ Memphis Maniax
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6 3/11 LA Xtreme @ Birmingham Thunderbolts
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7 3/18 SF Demons @ Chicago Enforcers
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8 3/25 NY/NJ Hitmen @ Orlando Rage
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9 4/1 SF Demons @ Las Vegas Outlaws
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10 4/8 SF Demons @ LA Xtreme
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11 4/15 XFL PLAYOFF GAME No. 2
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