Pro football continues on FOX 2 this weekend with XFL; Plus BattleHawks Schedule, Theme Song

The BattleHawks, led by Head Coach and General Manager Jonathan Hayes, play their first game on Sunday Feb. 9 in Dallas vs. the Dallas Renegades. Fans can catch the game on ESPN at 4 p.m. St. Louis time.  CLICK HERE to hear the BattleHawks new theme song.

KTVI FOX 2 to air 10 XFL games including 3 St. Louis BattleHawks matchups 

The pro football season isn’t over.  On the heels of Super Bowl LIV on FOX, more pro football is coming to KTVI FOX 2, when the XFL season kicks-off this Saturday for the newest St. Louis team: the St. Louis BattleHawks. The XFL plays their games on Saturdays and Sundays.

BarNetwork_20-0129_FIN_2Even though the Gateway City has been without a football team for the past five years, the local sports bars have continued to be filled with football fans watching whatever is out there. The BattleHawks hope to capitalize on those already used to heading to the sports bar on the weekend, as well as add more, by setting up a  “Bar Network.” There are more than 50 bars in the Greater St. Louis Area that are planning on showing the BattleHawk games as well as other XFL games.

“These local establishments are committed to working with us to bring professional football back to St. Louis,” say the BattleHawks management. “These are the places throughout the area to go to see the BattleHawks in action. Each has their own unique flair and you are encouraged to join your fellow BattleHawks supporters at these locations to cheer on our team.

The XFL is a brand new, fan-first league that’s reimagining the game of football and offering fans an opportunity to experience more action, access and fun.

The XFL, owned by Vince McMahon, says it is designed to produce faster paced games and features former college and NFL players.

KTVI FOX 2 will carry a full season’s slate of ten games, including three games featuring St. Louis’ own BattleHawks on February 29, March 21, and March 29.  The broadcasts begin Saturday at 4 PM on KTVI FOX 2, when the Los Angeles Wildcats take on the Houston Roughnecks in Houston.   The following day, KTVI FOX 2 will feature the New York Guardians hosting the Tampa Bay Vipers at 1:00 PM.

Fans who tune into FOX’s coverage of the first game they are showing on Saturday— Los Angeles Wildcats at Houston Roughnecks –will get a chance to see the Houston team who the BattleHawks play Feb. 16. The BattleHawks don’t play their first game until Sunday and that game will be shown on ESPN.

BattleHawks Regular Season Schedule:

FEB 9 Sun • 4pm Dallas Renegades vs. St. Louis BattleHawks, Globe Life Park- Arlington, TX

FEB 16 Sun • 5pm Houston Roughnecks vs. BattleHawks, TDECU Stadium – Houston, TX

FEB 23 Sun • 2pm BattleHawks vs. NY Guardians The Dome St Louis, MO. See Tickets

FEB 29  Sat • 4pm  BattleHawks vs. Seattle Dragons, The Dome – St Louis, MO. See Tickets

MAR 8  Sun • 3pm DC Defenders vs. St. Louis BattleHawks, Audi Field – Washington, DC

MAR 14 Sat • 5pm Tampa Bay Vipers vs. St. Louis BattleHawks, Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL

MAR 21 Sat • 4pm  BattleHawks vs. Los Angeles Wildcats, The Dome – St Louis, MO. See Tickets

MAR 28. Sat • 5pm New York Guardians vs. BattleHawks, MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ

APR 5 Sun • 11am BattleHawks vs. Tampa Bay Vipers, The Dome – St Louis, MO

 FOX Sports Coverage:

FOX Sports’ XFL coverage is anchored by veteran studio and game broadcaster Curt Menefee, providing play-by-play, and Joel Klatt, who serves as the network’s lead college football analyst, offering color and insight.

2020 FOX SPORTS XFL SCHEDULE ON FOX 2 (ALL TIMES CT)

 Saturday, Feb.  84pm – 7pm Los Angeles Wildcats at Houston Roughnecks

Sunday, February 9  1pm – 4pm Tampa Bay Vipers at New York Guardians

Saturday, Feb. 15  4pm – 7pm  Tampa Bay Vipers at Seattle Dragons

Saturday, Feb. 22 4 pm – 7pm  Dallas Renegades at Seattle Dragons

Saturday, Feb. 29 4 pm – 7pm  Seattle Dragons at St. Louis BattleHawks

Saturday, March 7. 4 pm – 7pm  New York Guardians at Dallas Renegades

Saturday, March 21 4pm – 7pm  Los Angeles Wildcats at St. Louis BattleHawks

Saturday, March 28 4pm – 7pm  St. Louis BattleHawks at New York Guardians

 

Thursday, April 2. 7:00pm – 10:00pm Dallas Renegades at Houston Roughnecks

 

Thursday, April 9. 7:00pm – 10:00pm Los Angeles Wildcats at Dallas Renegades

 

XFL Playoffs

Saturday, April 18. 2:00pm – 5:00pm         Eastern Conf 2 @ Eastern Conf 1

 

KTVI is Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.’s FOX affiliate in St. Louis, producing over 65 hours of live news and local programming each week. For more information, visit www.fox2now.com.

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