BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The United States Football League announced Tuesday that all games of the 2022 season will be played in Birmingham.
The league is set to relaunch on April 16 for the first time since it disbanded in 1986. This also brings the return of the Birmingham Stallions, who were one of the original teams during the league’s three-year run. The Stallions will take on the New Jersey Generals in that first game.
Joining the Stallions and Generals will be the Pittsburgh Maulers, Houston Gamblers, Philadelphia Stars, New Orleans Breakers, Michigan Panthers and the Tampa Bay Bandits.
Not only will every game be played at Protective Stadium and Legion Field in Birmingham, but the USFL’s headquarters will also be stationed in the Magic City as well.
“We’re excited to be the city to host this inauguration,” Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said.
Local businesses and hotels have already begun preparations for the return of the USFL as thousands of visitors are expected to come through the Magic City during the season.
The Stallions have already named their head coach as former Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz accepted the job last week.
You can purchase tickets for the first game of the season by clicking here.
You can watch the full announcement in the video player above.