Erik Moses has been named president of the new XFL team in Washington, D.C., reports Washington Business Journal, which added that Moses “will be responsible for fan engagement and business operations, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, content, communications, community relations and the game day experience. The team, owned by the league and as of yet unnamed, will begin play at Audi Field in 2020.

“”I have been very pleased with the opportunity over the last 10 years to serve the D.C. sports and entertainment community on behalf of Events D.C. and the city at large,” Moses said. “But this is an opportunity to build an actual team that’s part of a new league. … This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and right next step for my career.”

“Moses will step down as senior vice president and managing director of sports, entertainment and special events for Events D.C. on April 12. He begins his new role April 15.”

According to Wikipedia, the XFL is a professional football league owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and is a successor to the previous XFL, which was controlled by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and NBC, and ran for a single season in 2001. The league will follow a similar structure as the original XFL did in 2001, with eight teams, centrally owned and operated by the league and spread across the United States in markets currently or recently represented by a National Football League franchise, competing in a ten-game season and a two-week postseason in the winter and spring months.

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