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PR: USFL Week 3 Features April 30th Doubleheader On FOX

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 21, 2022 – The new United States Football League (USFL) today announced the dates, start times, location, and telecast schedule for its Week 3 games:

WEEK 3 (April 30-May 1)

Tampa Bay Bandits at Houston Gamblers (Saturday, 4/30 at 4:00 PM ET on FOX)

Pittsburgh Maulers at Michigan Panthers (Saturday, 4/30 at 8:00 PM ET on FOX

Birmingham Stallions at New Orleans Breakers (Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 PM ET on USA)

New Jersey Generals at Philadelphia Stars (Sunday, May 1 at 8:00 PM ET on Peacock)

Protective Stadium will host all four weekend games in Week 3. The schedule features two North Division primetime rivalries, with Pittsburgh at Michigan on Saturday, April 30 on FOX (8:00 PM ET), and New Jersey taking on Philadelphia in a Turnpike rumble on Sunday, May 1 on Peacock (8:00 PM ET), the first of the streaming service’s four exclusive presentations this season. South Division rivalries are featured during the day, as Tampa Bay faces Houston on Saturday, April 30 (4:00 PM ET on FOX), and New Orleans hosts Birmingham on Sunday, May 1 (2:30 PM ET on USA).

Week 3 game assignments came earlier than anticipated. Typically, the league will announce game assignments no later than the Monday two weeks prior (e.g., Week 4 specifics are expected to be announced on Monday, April 25, Week 5 specifics on Monday, May 2, etc.). Specific dates, start times, and locations are set for Weeks 1-3, and all 40 regular-season team versus team matchups in Birmingham are listed below.

The USFL inaugural season officially kicks off on April 16 at 7:30 PM ET (6:30 PM CT) at Protective Stadium. The primetime matchup pits the New Jersey Generals against the Birmingham Stallions and will be presented live on FOX, NBC, and Peacock. All regular-season tickets will be “single day,” which allows entry to all USFL games played in Birmingham on any one date. Adult general admission tickets are $10, and each adult can receive up to three free single-day tickets for children under 15. General admission, premium, and reserved tickets are now available for purchase at

The top two teams in the North and South Divisions will battle in two playoff semifinal games on Saturday, June 25, with the division winners matching up in the first-ever USFL Championship Game on Sunday, July 3. All three postseason games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.


WEEK 1 (April 16-17 at Protective Stadium)

New Jersey Generals at Birmingham Stallions (Saturday 4/16 at 7:30 PM ET on FOX/NBC)

Houston Gamblers at Michigan Panthers (Sunday 4/17 at 12:00 PM ET on NBC)

Philadelphia Stars vs. New Orleans Breakers (Sunday 4/17 at 4:00 PM ET on USA)

Tampa Bay Bandits at Pittsburgh Maulers (Sunday 4/17 at 8:00 PM ET on FS1)

WEEK 2 (April 22-24 at Protective Stadium)

Michigan Panthers at New Jersey Generals (Friday 4/22 at 8:00 PM ET on USA)

Pittsburgh Maulers at Philadelphia Stars (Saturday 4/23 at 12:00 PM ET on FOX)

Birmingham Stallions at Houston Gamblers (Saturday 4/23 at 7:00 PM ET on FS1)

New Orleans Breakers at Tampa Bay Bandits (Sunday 4/24 at 3:00 PM ET on NBC)

WEEK 3 (April 30-May 1 at Protective Stadium)

Tampa Bay Bandits at Houston Gamblers (Saturday, 4/30 at 4:00 PM ET on FOX)

Pittsburgh Maulers at Michigan Panthers (Saturday, 4/30 at 8:00 PM ET on FOX

Birmingham Stallions at New Orleans Breakers (Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 PM ET on USA)

New Jersey Generals at Philadelphia Stars (Sunday, May 1 at 8:00 PM ET on Peacock)

WEEK 4 (May 6-8)

New Jersey Generals at Pittsburgh Maulers

Houston Gamblers at New Orleans Breakers

Philadelphia Stars at Michigan Panthers

Tampa Bay Bandits at Birmingham Stallions

WEEK 5 (May 13-15)

Birmingham Stallions at Philadelphia Stars

Michigan Panthers at Tampa Bay Bandits

New Orleans Breakers at New Jersey Generals

Pittsburgh Maulers at Houston Gamblers

WEEK 6 (May 21-22)

Houston Gamblers at New Jersey Generals

Michigan Panthers at Birmingham Stallions

Pittsburgh Maulers at New Orleans Breakers

Tampa Bay Bandits at Philadelphia Stars

WEEK 7 (May 28-29)

Birmingham Stallions at Pittsburgh Maulers

New Jersey Generals at Tampa Bay Bandits

New Orleans Breakers at Michigan Panthers

Philadelphia Stars at Houston Gamblers

WEEK 8 (June 3-5)

Houston Gamblers at Tampa Bay Bandits

Michigan Panthers at Philadelphia Stars

New Orleans Breakers at Birmingham Stallions

Pittsburgh Maulers at New Jersey Generals

WEEK 9 (June 11-12)

Houston Gamblers at Birmingham Stallions

New Jersey Generals at Michigan Panthers

Philadelphia Stars at Pittsburgh Maulers

Tampa Bay Bandits at New Orleans Breakers

WEEK 10 (June 18-19)

Birmingham Stallions at Tampa Bay Bandits

Michigan Panthers at Pittsburgh Maulers

New Orleans Breakers at Houston Gamblers

Philadelphia Stars at New Jersey Generals

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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 will kick 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. The USFL completed its inaugural Draft on March 10 and players will report to training camps on March 22. At the conclusion of training camps, each USFL team will carry a 38-man active roster plus a seven-man practice squad. Players will receive base compensation and are eligible for victory bonuses. NBC Sports and FOX Sports are the League’s official media partners and will broadcast 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 and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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  1. Russ Oakes

    March 21, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Hello Mark,have you heard anything about St.Louis regaining the Defenders?

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