Los Angeles Wildcats (XFL)
|Team history||Los Angeles Wildcats (2020–present)|
|Based in||Los Angeles, California|
Dignity Health Sports Park|
|Colors||Black, red, light orange
|Owner||Alpha Entertainment, LLC|
|President||Heather Brooks Karatz|
|Head coach||Winston Moss|
|General manager||Winston Moss|
The Los Angeles Wildcats (LA Wildcats) are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California. The team is a franchise of the new XFL founded by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and plays its home games at the Dignity Health Sports Park, which is also home to the MLS’s LA Galaxy. 
Los Angeles joined New York, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities. Teams have 40-man active rosters and play a 10-week season. Vince McMahon said "the game will feature simplified rules for a faster pace of game that should complete in under three hours", and draw from former college and NFL players. 
On August 21, 2019, the team revealed its name, logos, and identity as the Los Angeles Wildcats, alongside the rest of the XFL teams.  A secondary logo was released August 24.
On February 8, 2020, the team played its first game losing to the Houston Roughnecks 37–17 in Houston.  Chad Kanoff scored the first touchdown in franchise history with a scramble left for a five yard score. 
Los Angeles is one of two cities to have also hosted a team in the original XFL, the other being New York/New Jersey; the Los Angeles Xtreme was the champion of the earlier XFL in the league's only season. (A third broader megalopolis, Central Florida, has also hosted teams in both the 2001 and 2020 incarnations of the league.)
As television networks have required alternative leagues to field teams in New York and Los Angeles to secure television coverage without brokering the airtime,   Southern California has a long history of alternative professional teams. In addition to the Xtreme, the city has hosted: the Los Angeles Avengers, LA KISS, Anaheim Piranhas and Los Angeles Cobras in the Arena Football League; the Los Angeles Express in the USFL; the Southern California Sun in the World Football League; the Orange County Ramblers and short-lived Long Beach Admirals in the Continental Football League; and numerous teams in the Pacific Coast Professional Football League in the 1930s and 1940s.
The Wildcats are in one of the most heavily crowded sports markets in the United States, competing for sports dollars against two NFL teams ( Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers), two NHL teams ( Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks), two NBA teams ( Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers), multiple NCAA Division I college basketball and college football programs, and in March and April, both the LA Galaxy and Los Angeles FC in MLS and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels in the MLB.
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