The XFL's Houston team announced on Wednesday that the University of Houston's TDECU Stadium will host the team in Spring 2020.
But Luck said at his press conference today that the XFL has big ambitions and isn't afraid of a big challenge. Ticket prices will be "significantly lower" than other US professional sports leagues, he added.
In all, eight cities will get an XFL squad: Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington, D.C. He said kickoff will be on February 8, and 9 in 2020, the weekend after the Super Bowl.
It did not give details on how the league will be different than the NFL but said research is underway.
Luck said the games will feature a shorter play clock compared to the National Football League and conclude in less than three hours. They want a smooth in game flow, limiting timeouts, and simplifying rules. Each team will have a 45-man active roster and the league will play a 10-week regular season. He said it's been 20 years since the original XFL was announced, and a lot of things have changed since then.
The XFL will play its games during the NFL's offseason and will "complement", not directly compete with the National Football League, he added. He also confirmed that the league will be testing for performance enhancing drugs, and is working with a world class panel of doctors and medical professionals to craft the best regulations possible. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon stated that he would spend $100 million on the league but that nothing close to what he will end up spending.
Luck will join 710 ESPN Seattle's Bob, Groz and Tom at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday to talk about the XFL in Seattle.