Houston XFL team
|Team history||XFL Houston|
|Based in||Houston, Texas|
|Owner||Alpha Entertainment, LLC|
|President||Brian Michael Cooper|
|Head coach||June Jones|
|General manager||June Jones|
The XFL Houston is a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team is an owned-and-operated member of the XFL (2020) begun by Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment. The team will play its home games at TDECU Stadium.
Metro area background
Houston has previously hosted several other alternative professional football teams, including the Texans of the World Football League (unrelated to the current NFL team of the same name), Gamblers of the United States Football League, and Thunderbears of the Arena Football League. The city has a long association with commissioner Oliver Luck, who played for the Houston Oilers in the National Football League and previously served as president of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo; Houston was one of the first cities the league visited in September 2018 in regard to a potential XFL team.
Houston has one major league winter sport against which the XFL will economically compete, the NBA's Houston Rockets. The team will also have to compete against the MLS's Houston Dynamo in March and April.
Houston XFL team staff
- Staff, KOMO (5 December 2018). "Seattle chosen as one of 8 inaugural teams for new XFL football league". KOMO.
- McClain, John (May 13, 2019). "June Jones to coach Houston's XFL team". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
- Berman, Mark (September 5, 2018). XFL tours BBVA Compass Stadium and TDECU Stadium. KRIV. Retrieved December 30, 2018.