Wednesday January 3, 2001 - Press Release
STAMFORD, Conn.--Jan. 3, 2001--With kickoff of the inaugural XFL season only one month away, the league's eight teams have opened their first-ever pre-season training camps in Orlando and Las Vegas.
Officially getting underway this past Monday with player physicals, team meetings and other administrative activities, on-field practice starts today for the coaching staffs and 70-man squads in each camp. Over the next four weeks, teams will prepare for the season's February 3 kickoff, with rosters being trimmed to 38 active players and seven reserves by January 28.
Training in the Orlando area will be the XFL's four East Division teams (Birmingham Thunderbolts, Chicago Enforcers, New York/New Jersey Hitmen and Orlando Rage) while the West Division squads (Las Vegas Outlaws, Los Angeles Xtreme, Memphis Maniax and San Francisco Demons) will workout in the Las Vegas area. (See below for detailed XFL training camp information.)
"The opening of training camps represents another major milestone in the development of our league,'' said XFL President, Basil V. DeVito, Jr. "The creation of the XFL was announced on February 3, 2000 and our season begins February 3, 2001, so this means we're in the homestretch.''
The XFL is jointly owned and operated by World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWF - news) and NBC.
XFL Pre-Season Training Camp Sites Orlando Las Vegas Birmingham Thunderbolts Las Vegas Outlaws Citrus Bowl -- Tinker Field Sam Boyd Stadium 1610 W. Church St. Las Vegas, NV 89154 Orlando, FL 32801 Contact: Kent Partridge Contact: Trey Fitz-Gerald (205) 488-2665 (702) 939-6006 Chicago Enforcers Los Angeles Xtreme Winter Park High School Sam Boyd Stadium 2100 Summerfield Road Las Vegas, NV 89154 Winter Park, FL 32792 Contact: John Lanctot Contact: Drew Ohlmeyer (312) 220-9678 (213) 743-3241 New York/New Jersey Hitmen Memphis Maniax Trinity Prep High School Foothill High School 5700 Trinity Prep Lane 800 College Drive Winter Park, FL 32792 Henderson, NV 89015 Contact: Jon Schwartz Contact: Tim Clodjeaux (201) 372-3311 (901) 515-2003 Orlando Rage San Francisco Demons Citrus Bowl -- Thunder Field Cimarron-Memorial High School 1610 W. Church St. 2301 North Tenaya Way Orlando, FL 32801 Las Vegas, NV 89128 Contact: Dan Pearson Contact: Steve Hellyer (407) 398-7318 (408) 273-4577
* Note: Most XFL pre-season training camp practices will be open
to the public (free of charge) and to the media. For information about
covering training camps please contact the XFL Communications
department at 203/353-5020 or 203/406-3619, or the teams' public