USFL title games moved to Ohio, plus the big Birmingham Stallions uniform reveal

Birmingham Stallions mascot at Protective Stadium in January 2022. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

The USFL playoffs and championship game is moving from Birmingham to the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. 

According to CBS 42, USFL officials said the move was due to Birmingham’s Protective Stadium being unavailable at that time due to The World Games, which will be held this summer.

Kick off on April 16th

New Birmingham Stallions Head Coach fist bumps Reggie Bush at USFL News Conference. (Sophie Higby/Bham Now)

The USFL begins its inaugural season on April 16 at the Magic City’s Protective Stadium with a game between the hometown Birmingham Stallions against the New Jersey Generals. 

There will be a 10 week regular season, with all 40 games played in Birmingham.

There are two divisions:


  • Birmingham Stallions
  • Houston Gamblers
  • New Orleans Breakers
  • Tampa Bay Bandits


  • Michigan Panthers
  • New Jersey Generals
  • Philadelphia Stars
  • Pittsburgh Maulers
All USFL Teams
All USFL Teams. (Photo via @USFL on Twitter)

The playoffs will begin June 25, as the top two teams in each division face each other in the league’s semifinals. The final two teams will play in the inaugural USFL Championship Game on July 3. 

The World Games 2022 opening ceremonies begin on July 7th at Protective Stadium.

Birmingham Stallions Uniform Reveal

Despite the news about the playoffs and championship game earlier this week, our Birmingham Stallions revealed on Thursday morning their new uniforms on Twitter. If the new uniforms look familiar, it is because the team kept the same colors as in 1983 when the team was launched.

Here is the be reveal on Twitter

What do you think of the Birmingham Stallions new gear? Give us your opinion by tagging @BhamNow on social media

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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