Birmingham will remain the headquarters for the second season of the USFL, revealed Fox Sports CEO and Executive Producer Eric Shanks in an exclusive interview with the Sports Business Journal (SBJ).
Shanks, who also serves as Chair of the USFL Board of Directors confirmed for the first time, the league will play its second season in 2023.
Won’t Play All Of Its 2023 Games In The Magic City
The spring professional football league, which is supported by national networks NBC Sports and FOX Sports, will not play all of its regular season games in 2023, like it did in Birmingham this season.
Shanks told the SBJ — “Next year, it will still be eight teams, but they will play in multiple cities, so we’ll get more home markets involved.”
This past season Birmingham hosted all 40 regular season USFL games at Protective Stadium and Legion Field.
The USFL schedule should start up again after the Masters and end near July 4th.
The league intends to expand to additional teams in 2024.
Next Up – USFL Championship Game
There is one big game remaining this holiday weekend on the USFL schedule.
This Sunday, July 3, 6:30pm, our beloved Birmingham Stallions take on the Philadelphia Stars in Canton, Ohio at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium for the USFL Championship Game. The game can be seen on FOX.
Will you be watching? Tag us at @bhamnow and the Stallions @giddyup on social media rooting for the home team.