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XFL: Vipers Conclude OTA’s with Eye on Training Camp, Season Opener

The Tampa Bay Vipers have officially reported to training camp in Houston, Texas as the team takes the next steps in preparing for kickoff in February.

This month, all eight XFL teams are conducting camp at various locations throughout the area as the league hosts practices, meetings and scrimmages.

“We had a great camp in our OTA’s through December. We got to know our players a little better. We got a chance to get a lot of our football in all three phases and we had a great time doing it…We’re back to work, looking forward to putting on some pads this week and getting to find out a little bit more about ourselves,” said Head Coach/General Manager Marc Trestman.

The Vipers will make roster cutdowns and return to Tampa in late January as the team prepares for the season opener on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 PM ET at MetLife Stadium against the New York Guardians.

“We’re just all in here for the love of football. Every guy here loves it. That’s what this league is about – it’s about guys and coaches that love football, that want to be here, and go out there and ball out come Saturday and Sunday here in the spring,” said Vipers QB Aaron Murray.

Tampa Bay’s historic home opener will take place during week three on Saturday, February 22 at Raymond James Stadium when the Vipers host the Houston Roughnecks at 2 PM ET.

“Like coach has said, there’s no history with this team – we want to start our own legacy. Everybody is ready to come back and go to work. With guys ready to buy in and ready to come in and work, that’s a good thing,” added QB/running back Quinton Flowers.

Fans can purchase Vipers season tickets and single-game tickets at XFLVipers.com. Lower level season tickets start at $20 per game and season ticket packages range from $100 to $450.

Every XFL game will air live on national television, including 25 games broadcast on ABC and FOX. In the regular season, four games are scheduled each week, typically with two back-to-back games on both Saturdays and Sundays. The XFL schedule also features two primetime Thursday night games in the final weeks of the regular season.

Following the regular season, the top two teams in each division will square off for the right to play for the league championship on Sunday, April 26 at 3 PM ET on ESPN. The East Final is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 (FOX, 3 PM ET), and the West Final will be held Sunday, April 19 (ESPN, 3 PM ET). The first-place team in each division will host its respective division final.

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