Date: 5th October 2000

XFL Sets Schedule

The XFL (for Extreme Football League) announced the television schedule for its inaugural season on Wednesday. Listing teams whose names seemed as if they might have been borrowed from those used in roller derbies, the XFL said it plans to launch the season on Feb. 3 when the New York/New Jersey Hitmen play the Las Vegas Outlaws and the Orlando Rage meet the Chicago Enforcers. (Other teams in the league include the Memphis Maniax, the Birmingham Thunderbolts, the San Francisco Demons and the Los Angeles Xtreme.)

The XFL, jointly owned by World Wrestling Federation and NBC, said that it will offer a 10-week regular season, followed by two semifinal playoff games and a championship game on April 21. NBC will televise the title game and one regular-season match, while UPN will air a game every Sunday. A cable network has not yet been signed, an XFL spokesman said.

Source: Studio Briefing