STAMFORD, Conn. & SAN JOSE, Calif.–July 10, 2000–The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by WWE Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWE) and NBC, announced today that a San Jose-based team will be one of eight scheduled to kick off the league’s inaugural season on February 3, 2001.
The San Jose entry, which will soon be given a team name, will play five regular-season home games at Spartan Stadium.
“The bay area is a major U.S. market, and one that the XFL needs to be in,” said Basil V. DeVito, Jr., President of the XFL. “The entire San Jose area is growing, and Spartan Stadium will be a great venue for our games.”
Spartan Stadium, located on the campus of San Jose State University, seats approximately 28,000 people, giving fans a chance to experience the XFL in an intimate setting.
“As part of our arrangement, we will be making physical improvements to the stadium that will benefit everyone,” said Anne Palmer, Spartan Stadium Director. “It’s a win-win situation for all parties.”