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TDECU Stadium to host XFL championship game

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Posted 2/13/20

The XFL, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and University of Houston announced Thursday, Feb. 13, that Houston and TDECU Stadium on the UH campus will host the league’s championship game on Sunday, April 26.

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TDECU Stadium to host XFL championship game

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The XFL, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and University of Houston announced Thursday, Feb. 13, that Houston and TDECU Stadium on the UH campus will host the league’s championship game on Sunday, April 26.

The game will feature the league’s champions from the East and West divisions and will be televised nationally by ESPN at 2 p.m. CT.

“We’re tremendously excited to have been selected as the site for the XFL’s championship game,” Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo said. “This league has animated football fans from across our region, and we look forward to continuing to showcase Harris County as one of the greatest sports towns in America.

Following the 10-week regular season, which kicked off Feb. 8 and concludes April 12, the top two teams in each XFL division will square off for the right to play for the league championship. The East final is scheduled for April 18 (2 p.m. CT, FOX), and the West Final will be held April 19 (2 p.m., CT, ESPN), with the winners advancing to the XFL Championship in Houston the following weekend.

“Houston is a great all-around sports town with top-notch facilities, an amazing community of football fans and a solid infrastructure,” XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck said. “We are grateful to the city and the Sports Authority for opening its doors once again to the XFL and we look forward to welcoming fans from across Texas, as well as the entire country, to join us in celebrating this special moment in XFL history.”

TDECU Stadium, which opened in 2014 and has a capacity of more than 40,000, is the home of the XFL’s Houston Roughnecks and University of Houston football. It has won numerous awards for its design and construction and offers a variety of premium seating, including 26 suites, 42 loge boxes, 766 club seats, two suite decks and four party decks. There is also an abundance of tailgating areas around the stadium that will add to the pregame festivities.

“We are honored to partner with the XFL, the city of Houston and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority to host the inaugural XFL Championship. We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase our university and world-class facilities to the nation,’’ said Chris Pezman, UH Vice President for Athletics. “Since the announcement of the XFL’s arrival to Houston, we have been honored to partner with them and hope to continue to do so going forward. There has been a lot of hard work behind-the-scenes to make this a reality and I would like to thank many members of our executive leadership team in making this venture possible.”

Tickets for the XFL championship will go on sale to the general public starting in March at XFL.com/championship. Ticket prices will be released at that time, with priority status given to founding XFL season ticket members.

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