Made in the U.S.A. for Fans of America’s Favorite Sport
LOS ANGELES, February 17, 2022 – The new United States Football League (USFL) kicks off on April 16 with teams that represent eight great regions of America whose fans are passionate about football. Today, the league reveals its 2022 uniforms and helmets to those fans.
USFL uniforms and helmets have a sleek, contemporary look that is perfectly suited to outfit America’s favorite sport. The league is proud that the new gridiron gear is inspired, designed, and made in the U.S.A.
“With a focus on energizing our fans, the uniform and helmet designs reflect a 21st-century look for the new USFL,” said Brian Woods, USFL President, Football Operations. “The finished product is a collaborative effort by a remarkable group of professionals from across the United States. All eight of our teams will sport a fresh, distinctive style when they take the field starting April 16.”
“Our team uniforms and helmets confirm that the USFL is going to be an exciting brand of football,” added Woods.
Joe Bosack & Co., based in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and Studio Simon of Louisville, Kentucky spearheaded the design process. Ripon Athletic of Berlin, Wisconsin, will make the uniforms, and Riddell, based in North Ridgeville, Ohio, will manufacture the helmets.
In addition, the intricate designs of the Michigan Panthers and New Orleans Breakers logos will require their helmets to be hand-painted, a task assigned to Riddell partner Gemini Technology Systems of East Troy, Wisconsin.
Uniform jerseys and pants consist of a nylon/polyester blend that wicks moisture. The jerseys are Ripon’s Pro Cut open mesh design, crafted for today’s athletes and equipment, while the pants are a mock woven design used by teams at the professional level.
The USFL inaugural kickoff game on April 16 begins at 7:30 PM ET (6:30 PM CT) at Birmingham’s Protective Stadium. The primetime matchup pits the New Jersey Generals against the Birmingham Stallions and will be televised live on NBC and FOX. It is the first scheduled sports competition to air at the same time on two competitive broadcast networks since Super Bowl I aired on NBC and CBS, January 15, 1967. As the most family-friendly professional sports league in America, fans can attend this historic game for $10 each with up to three children under 15 admitted free (per ticketed adult). Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
Fans can visit ShopUSFL.com to buy replica jerseys and other official USFL merchandise.
USFL jerseys will be on display at next week’s inaugural Player Draft in Birmingham, Alabama. Details on the historic two-day event on February 22-23 will be released tomorrow.
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About the USFL
The United States Football League (USFL) is a new, independent football league directed by FOX Sports through USFL HoldCo, LLC, a new business entity, and it is not associated or affiliated with the USFL of the 1980s or its owners. As a spring football league, the USFL will launch 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, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars, and Pittsburgh Maulers in the North Division. Each team will play a 10-game regular-season in Birmingham Alabama. Playoff semifinals between the top two teams in each division, and a championship game between division winners will be played in Canton, Ohio. The USFL will hold an inaugural Player Draft February 22-23, and training camps will open on March 21. The USFL will provide an opportunity to play professional football for more than 360 athletes, as each team will carry a 38-man active roster plus a seven-man practice squad. USFL players will receive base compensation in addition to being eligible for victory bonuses. NBC Sports and FOX Sports are the league’s official media partners, committed to carrying all 43 regular- and postseason games on FOX, FS1, NBC, USA, or Peacock networks. Brian Woods is President, Football Operations, and former Dallas Cowboys standout and long-time NFL on FOX game analyst Daryl Johnston is Executive Vice President, 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, Business Operations. For more information, visit http://theUSFL.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.