XFL to bring pro football back to St. Louis

December 22, 2018 by  

Vince McMahon, the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, announced recently that pro football will be returning to St. Louis as he brings back the XFL, a football league that only lasted one season, 2001. He promises the games will be “family-friendly”.

The XFL league comprises seven cities in addition to St. Louis—Washington, D.C., Tampa Bay, Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas. Some of these cities already have NFL teams, such as the Seattle Seahawks; and New York has two, the Giants and the Jets.

St. Louis, however, lost its NFL team when the Cardinals, who had played in the city from 1960 to 1987, moved to Arizona. There was no NFL team in St. Louis until 1995, when the Los Angeles Rams moved to the city. They went on to win the Super Bowl in 1999 but moved back to LA before the start of the 2016 season. There has been no NFL team in St. Louis since then.

The new XFL team will play in the same venue the Rams used, The Dome at America’s Center, which is in the city’s downtown. The name of the new team has not been revealed. When an organization of any kind comes to a new location, it needs to create appropriate letterheads, and can work with print shops to do so.

The XFL pledged to bring a team to St. Louis deserving of the residents of the city.