XFL announces return to St. Louis

(St. Louis) Professional football will be returning to St. Louis.

The new-look XFL announced on Sunday that the Gateway City will be one of eight to house a team when the league begins play on February 18th, 2023.

The Lou joins Dallas, Houston, Seattle and Washington, D.C. as cities that will again have an XFL team after hosting one in the attempted return to play in 2020.

Las Vegas, San Antonio and Tampa will have XFL teams for the first time.

St. Louis also found out that former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Becht will be the team’s head coach.

Becht has previously coached at the high school level and in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football.

The next mystery to be solved surrounding the XFL in St. Louis is if the team mascot will be the Battlehawks, as was the case 2 years ago.

The STL roster will be assembled when the next iteration of the XFL holds its first draft in November.