The New Jersey Generals and Pittsburgh Maulers will play their 2023 regular season United States Football League This year the game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
The Generals and Maulers will play each other in their first game of the season on April 23. The site will also host the North Division playoff game and the 2023 USFL Championship Game. USFL and Hall of Fame Village officials made the announcement on Wednesday.
“The USFL is excited that the Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals will practice and play games in Canton during the 2023 regular season,” said Daryl Johnson, USFL executive vice president of football operations. “The outstanding regional support we received during our first post season from football fans in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including the great city of Pittsburgh, along with our successful partnership with the Hall of Fame Village, led to this moment.”
The USFL hosted its championship game and playoffs last season. The Generals were the North Division champions but lost to the Philadelphia Stars in the playoffs.
The Birmingham Stallions defeated the New Orleans Breakers in the playoffs to defeat the Stars 33–30 in the championship.
“Following the incredible response from football fans during last year’s USFL postseason, we are excited to expand our partnership by hosting regular season games in 2023,” Michael Crawford, CEO of Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, said in a news release. Thrilled.” “The USFL is a fan-first league, so we are creating a fun and affordable entertainment destination here in Canton where football fans can cheer on the Pittsburgh Maulers, New Jersey Generals and other USFL teams while experiencing a variety of programming and activities in the Hall of Fame Village before and after the games.”
The USFL will also host games in Birmingham and Memphis this season.