Wednesday January 3, 2001 - Press Release

XFL Pre-Season Training Camps Underway in Orlando and Las Vegas Season to Kickoff February 3

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
relations directors.