MetLife Stadium is already home to two professional football teams — the New York Giants and New York Jets — but beginning in 2020, a third will move onto the premises.
The XFL, a formerly defunct and controversial football league created by Vince McMahon and the WWE in 2001, will re-open its doors in two years time and completely revamp how they approach the sport.
Whether or not the league will find success the second time around remains to be seen, but during a national press conference on Wednesday, the XFL revealed that New York/New Jersey will once again have a team (formerly the Hitmen) and that MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey will be their home.
“New Jersey couldn’t be happier to be one of the eight host sites for the XFL’s 2020 revival season,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at the news conference.
The New York/New Jersey franchise is just one of the eight teams that will make up the conferences come 2020, being joined by Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C.
St. Louis is the only XFL home city that does not have a current NFL team after the Rams moved back to Los Angeles in 2016.
There was no immediate word on what each franchise will be called, who their head coaches will be and what players will be assigned to each team, but that will come in time. For now, the Jets and Giants better prepare themselves for some new offseason tennants.