2020 XFL Championship Game
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Original short description: "Inaugural championship game of the XFL (2020)"
The 2020 XFL Championship Game was the planned championship of the XFL for its 2020 season. The game was scheduled to be played on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas. It was planned to be televised on ESPN.
The game was left in jeopardy on March 12, 2020, after the league announced that the 2020 regular season would not continue because of social distancing restrictions put in place to avoid the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Houston had previously been one of the first locations that XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck, a former Houston Oilers quarterback and Houston Dynamo team president, had identified as a location for the XFL. The league ultimately awarded the Houston Roughnecks franchise to the city and also hosted its league-wide training camp there prior to the 2020 season. News of Houston's selection as the site of the championship broke February 11, 2020, with the league confirming it February 13.
- Armstrong, Megan. "2020 XFL Championship Game to Be Played in Houston on April 26" (in en). https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2876194-2020-xfl-championship-game-to-be-played-in-houston-on-april-26. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
- "XFL Statement". https://www.xfl.com/articles/xfl-statement. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
- Walker, Patrik (February 12, 2020). "XFL 2020 season: League names Houston as location of inaugural championship game, per report". https://www.cbssports.com/xfl/news/xfl-2020-season-league-names-houston-as-location-of-inaugural-championship-game-per-report/.
- Houston to host 2020 XFL Championship Game press release