BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 27, 2022 – After only two weeks into the regular-season, the new United States Football League (USFL) announced that its social media accounts have reached more than 1 million followers.
“Football fans are the USFL’s top priority, so passing one million followers on our social media accounts shows that our brand of football is resonating around the world,” said Edward Hartman, USFL Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “Our social media team has done an amazing job to grow and engage a passionate USFL community and we’ll continue to give our fans unprecedented access via social and other mediums in order to provide the best possible football experience.”
After achieving 500,000 followers in the pre-season ahead of the inaugural season kickoff on April 16, USFL social media accounts grew an additional 500,000 followers over the first two weeks of play, reaching the new 1,022,000 count. Through those same first two weeks, the League and Team social accounts saw 37 million views across all platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok).
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About the USFL
The United States Football League (USFL) is a new, independent football league that is not affiliated with the defunct 1980s league or its owners. The inaugural USFL season kicked off April 16 with eight teams split into two divisions: the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers, and Tampa Bay Bandits in the South Division; and the Michigan Panthers, Pittsburgh Maulers, New Jersey Generals, and Philadelphia Stars in the North Division.
Each team will play a 10-game regular-season in Birmingham. Playoff semifinals begin in Canton on June 25 between the top two teams in each division and a championship game on July 3 between division winners.
Each USFL team carries a 38-man active roster plus a seven-man practice squad. Players receive base compensation and are eligible for victory bonuses. NBC Sports and FOX Sports are the League’s official media partners and will present all 43 regular- and postseason games on FOX, FS1, NBC, USA, or Peacock networks.
Brian Woods is President of Football Operations, and former Dallas Cowboys standout and long-time NFL on FOX game analyst Daryl Johnston is Executive Vice President of Football Operations. Former NFL Vice President of Officiating and FOX Sports’ NFL and college football rules analyst Mike Pereira is Head of Officiating, and FOX Sports’ Edward Hartman is Executive Vice President of Business Operations. For more information, visit theUSFL.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.