XFL will return to Seattle in 8-team 2023 spring relaunch

Jul 24, 2022, 6:28 PM | Updated: 6:32 pm
XFL Seattle Dragons...
A view before an XFL game between the Seattle Dragons and the Dallas Renegades on Feb. 22, 2020 . (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

The short history of the XFL in Seattle will continue when the football league returns next spring.

Seattle was announced Sunday as one of the eight cities that will have a team in the 2023 relaunch under new ownership led by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia.

The Seattle team will be coached by Jim Haslett, who has previously been head coach of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints (2000-05) and interim head coach of the St. Louis Rams (2008). Among other members announced as part of Haslett’s staff are offensive coordinator June Jones and defensive coordinator Ron Zook.

It was not made clear in Sunday’s announcement whether the team would continue with the Seattle Dragons name used during the 2020 XFL season that was not completed due to the pandemic. The Seattle team will play at Lumen Field, however, as the Dragons did.

The Seattle Dragons went 1-4, including 1-1 at home, during their lone incomplete season.

The other XFL cities will be located in Orlando, San Antonio, St. Louis, Houston, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C, and Arlington, Texas.

The new XFL season will begin Feb. 18, 2023 with ESPN serving as its television broadcast partner.

XFL players leave mark as grateful, determined and defiantly resilient

Brent Stecker

Mariners Julio Rodríguez Logan Gilbert...
Brent Stecker

5 Mariners make ESPN’s MLB top 100 — how do they compare to Astros?

The Mariners are represented well on ESPN's top 100 MLB players list, but the rival Astros still have the upper hand on them in the rankings.
2 days ago
Seahawks Jarran Reed...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks reportedly reuniting with Jarran Reed on 2-year deal

Veteran defensive tackle Jarran Reed is reportedly making his way back to Seattle to help the Seahawks rebuild their defensive line.
11 days ago
Seahawks Dre'Mont Jones...
Brent Stecker

Reports: Seahawks make splash in free agency with DT Dre’Mont Jones

Dre'Mont Jones, a standout defensive tackle with the Denver Broncos, is coming to Seattle on a multi-year deal per reports by multiple NFL insiders.
12 days ago
Mariners Harry Ford...
Brent Stecker

Top Mariners prospect ‘Sir’ Harry Ford youngest with 2 HRs in WBC

Homers by Harry Ford helped Great Britain make the World Baseball Classic. Homers by the top Mariners prospect are also keeping the Brits in it.
12 days ago
Mariners Julio Rodríguez...
Brent Stecker

Mariners World Baseball Classic Check-In: Julio, Geno, Harry and more

The World Baseball Classic has kicked into gear, with several Mariners playing key roles in the tournament. We look at how the M's are doing.
13 days ago
Mariners Jarred Kelenic Julio Rodríguez...
Brent Stecker

Watch: Mariners’ Julio Rodríguez, Jarred Kelenic hit back-to-back HRs

Mariners fans saw something Wednesday they hope to see a lot of in the future -- Julio Rodríguez and Jarred Kelenic hitting back-to-back jacks.
24 days ago
XFL will return to Seattle in 8-team 2023 spring relaunch