The XFL has named their New York franchise, the New York Guardians.
“Sentries carved of stone. Watchdogs over the metropolis. A prehistoric predator. A beast evolves, turned loose in a new kind of jungle. All teeth and talons, eyes unblinking. They know fear, because they feed off it. They are your first line of defense, and there is no need for a second. The New York Guardians. On duty. February 2020.”
Under head coach Kevin Gilbride, the team will begin play in MetLife Stadium in February 2020.
In a presentation simulcast across XFL.com, ESPN.com and the ESPN app, FOXSports.com, and the social media channels, hosts XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck, ESPN host Laura Rutledge and FOX sports host Colin Cowherd revealed the much awaited team names and logos.
The official team names are:
- Dallas Renegades
- Houston Roughnecks
- Los Angeles Wildcats
- New York Guardians
- Seattle Dragons
- St. Louis BattleHawks
- Tampa Bay Vipers
- D.C. Defenders
The XFL has named their Washington D.C. franchise, the DC Defenders.
“On the shoulders of giants, they stand tall. Unconquerable. Unyielding. Marching ever forward, A force united. One quest. One purpose. One resolve. Seeking glory through grit. Victory through valor. The DC Defenders. Taking their stand. February 2020.”
Under head coach Pep Hamilton, the team will begin play in Audi Field in February 2020.
The XFL has named their Tampa Bay franchise, the Tampa Bay Vipers.
“In the shadows they wait. Demons, born in darkness. Hunters by instinct. Cold-blooded by nature. Their bite, unavoidable. Their grip, inescapable. They slither and stalk their competition. Luring all who challenge them… into the jaws of defeat. The Tampa Bay Vipers. Ready to strike. February 2020.”
Under head coach Marc Trestman, the team will begin play in Raymond James Stadium in February 2020.
The XFL has named their St. Louis franchise, the St. Louis BattleHawks.
“Winged warriors. Preparing for flight. Preparing to fight. They await their orders. Then attack as one. Diving, dodging, swooping, striking. Their mission: create chaos. Their mandate: Win at all costs. The St. Louis BattleHawks. Cleared to engage. February 2020.”
Under head coach Jonathan Hayes, the team will begin play in The Dome at America’s Center in February 2020.
The XFL has named their Dallas franchise, the Dallas Renegades.
“Deep in the heart of Texas… beats a different kind of pulse. A spirit untamed. A swagger that can’t be denied. Where big meets bold meets badass. This is outlaw country, inside the lines. This is hell on wheels, between hash marks. This is their home on the range. The Dallas Renegades. Raising hell. February 2020.”
Under head coach Bob Stoops, the team will begin play in Globe Life Park, in Arlington Texas, in February 2020.
The XFL has named their Houston franchise, the Houston Roughnecks.
“Resolute. Rippling with heat. Railing against fatigue. Unceasing and often unseen, they labor deep in the trenches. Mercenaries in the muck. Brawlers in blackened dirt. Not just for three hours. Not just when the lights are bright. These are the scratching, grinding, never-bending few. The Houston Roughnecks. Going to work for you. February 2020.”
Under head coach June Jones, the team will begin play in TDECU Stadium in February 2020.
The XFL has named their Seattle franchise, the Seattle Dragons.
“Rising from the turbulent sea. Beneath the darkening skies of their weather-hardened home. Relentless, ruthless, ravenous. Not of mythology, but of muscle and might. Not of folklore, but of football. This is your darkest fantasy…in cleats. The Seattle Dragons. Breathing fire. February 2020.”
Under head coach Jim Zorn, the team will begin play in CenturyLink Field in February 2020.
The XFL has named their Los Angeles franchise, the Los Angeles Wildcats.
“In the land of bright lights. Far from the flash and fame. They’ve already begun to prowl. Enter their den and be dominated. Run away and be ripped apart. This is prime time meets primal instinct. This is showtime with a snarl. This is our time to roar. The L.A. Wildcats. Unleashed. February 2020.”
Under head coach Winston Moss, the team will begin play in Dignity Health Sports Park in February 2020.
Wednesday is the big day when XFL fans can finally know the names and logos of their respective cities. The XFL Dallas team will be having their own celebration of the historic day.
The XFL Dallas team posted on their Facebook and Twitter pages sharing that they will be hosting their team name reveal event on Wednesday at South Victory Plaza on 3090 Olive Street in downtown Dallas. The event will take place at 11:15 am CT, just 15 minutes prior to the team names being revealed on the XFL, ESPN, and Fox websites.
For local Dallas XFL fans, it’s a first chance to meet their new team and the members of the organization and spend their lunch break celebrating an event XFL fans have been waiting for.