The Central Florida corridor has been a popular location for alternative professional football since the 1960s. Two teams, in particular, had success in Tampa Bay: the Tampa Bay Storm was one of the Arena Football League’s most successful and longest-lived franchises, surviving in the city from 1991 until it suspended operations after the 2017 season. The Tampa Bay Bandits were ...
History of the Vipers
The Tampa Bay Vipers are a professional American football team based in Tampa, Florida. The team is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and plays its home games at Raymond James Stadium, along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL and the University of South Florida Bulls football team of the NCAA.
The team is headquartered at Plant City Stadium in Plant City, Florida, where players are housed and practices are held.
In contrast to other XFL teams, the Vipers were granted three years rent-free at Raymond James Stadium as part of the team's first lease agreement.
On March 5, 2019, Marc Trestman was announced to be the head coach and general manager of the Tampa Bay XFL team.
On February 9, 2020, the Vipers played their first game in team history, losing to the New York Guardians 23–3.
2020 - Present / XFL
2020 - Present / Tampa Bay Vipers
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XFL Championships 0
2020 - Present / Raymond James Stadium
2020 - Present / Alpha Entertainment, LLC
2020 - Present / Marc Trestman
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