USFL Champs Birmingham Stallions to open Season 2 on April 15, 2023 at Protective Stadium

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Scenes from the Birmingham Stallions v. New Jersey Generals inaugural USFL game at Protective Stadium on April 16, 2022. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Mark your calendars! The Birmingham Stallions football team will open its 2nd USFL season on April 15th at Protective Stadium against the New Orleans Breakers.

USFL and Birmingham leaders made the announcement  before several events celebrating the 2022 championship with Stallions Head Coach Skip Holtz and star running back Bo Scarbrough.

Welcome Back Champs!

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From the big screen at the Birmingham Stallions Watch Party at Avondale Brewing.Former Alabama Player and Tuscaloosa native Bo Scarbrough lifts the trophy. (Pat Byington/Bhamnow

Today, Coach Holtz and Scarbrough, a former University of Alabama standout, will be speaking at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club in the morning  and celebrating the team’s championship with members of the community this evening from 4PM to 7PM  at Avondale Brewing Company. 

 The USFL Championship Trophy will be on display at each venue.

“Bo and I are thrilled to be back in Birmingham today to celebrate our USFL Championship with our fans,” said Holtz. “We can’t thank our fans enough for the incredible support they gave us during our championship run throughout the USFL’s inaugural season. All of our players and coaches look forward to returning home to Birmingham next March for training camp and to start our title defense at Protective Stadium on Saturday, April 15.”

USFL Expanding in 2023

As reported by Bham Now in June, the league USFL headquarters will remain in Birmingham. They also  announced plans to expand across additional markets in 2023. 

The USFL is the first major professional spring football league in nearly 40 years to complete a successful inaugural season and return for a second season. 

“The City of Birmingham is honored to have played home to the inaugural USFL season,” said Mayor Randall Woodfin. “Our community embraced the Birmingham Stallions and rallied behind them as they won the USFL Championship. We look forward to again partnering with the other stakeholders to host the Stallions this spring as they defend their title.”

According to the news release about the season opener announcement the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitor Bureau and the BJCC are teaming up to bring back the Stallions for season 2.

“It’s important that Birmingham fans know that the Stallions are here to stay and that we’re going to be here for Season 2 and beyond,” Holtz continued. “Together with our fans, we made history last season by going 11-1 and bringing home the first USFL championship trophy to the Magic City. Let’s make more history together and run it back in 2023. Giddy Up!”

Stallions Season Tickets

Sunset during the Birmingham Stallions v. New Jersey Generals inaugural USFL game at Protective Stadium on April 16, 2022. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Just in time for the holiday season, fans can lock in priority access to 2023 Stallions games by visiting Ticketmaster to make a season ticket deposit for $25. After registering, fans will be contacted about seating preferences and package pricing.

Did you attend Stallion games last spring? Tag us @bhamnow on Instagram to let us know what you liked most about the defending USFL champions!

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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