XFL will return to Seattle in 8-team 2023 spring relaunch
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.
Now calling these cities, HOME. #XFL2023 pic.twitter.com/aZj4cve5xK
— XFL (@XFL2023) July 24, 2022
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.
Reintroducing our head coaches… #XFL2023 pic.twitter.com/HXDNld0zad
— XFL (@XFL2023) July 25, 2022
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