Tampa Bay Vipers prepare for their first home game ever -- and hopefully their first win

Tampa’s XFL team is getting ready for the home-opener on Saturday.

It’s been a tough start for the Vipers. They have lost their first two games of the inaugural XFL season. However, statistically, they have the best defense in the league. They are hoping to build on that and get their first win in front of a hometown crowd.

“Jerry Glanville and our staff have done a great job on the defensive side. Offensively, it just comes down to finishing drives," said Marc Trestman, the Vipers head coach. "If we start finishing drives we are going to have a really good football team.” 

He said the players are excited to finally play in front of the home team crowd.

“We’re just looking to get one win and get back on track because the players are giving it everything they have," Trestman said to FOX 13. “We’ve got players who are so appreciative of the opportunity that the league is giving them to play the game that they love to play. For the love of football is really true."

Kickoff for Saturday’s game is at 1 p.m. The parking lot opens at 10:30 a.m. with gates opening at Raymond James Stadium at 12:30 p.m.

Fans can go to XFL.com to purchase tickets, including season tickets for the five home games. Prices start at $20 per game to sit in the lower bowl.