Home Plate Update March 2019 - Page 13

Stoops to Lead Arlington's XFL Franchise Bob Stoops, the winningest head coach in University of Oklahoma history, has been named head coach and general manager of the XFL team that will play in Arlington. The announcement was made in February 2019 at Globe Life Park, where the new XFL team will play home games. The XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off the weekend of February 8-9, 2020. The new league is committed to delivering a fan-centric, innovative experience, including fast-paced games and a family-friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement. “We are so proud that the XFL has chosen to start their league in February 2020 right here at Globe Life Park. Our fan base here in North Texas can’t wait,” said Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. “It has been well-recognized how many fans we have and how hungry we are for more football.” Stoops, who retired as Oklahoma’s head coach in 2017, is tasked with building out his XFL coaching staff ahead of the team’s first-ever minicamps and the 2019 XFL Draft in the summer and fall of 2019. 13