2 USFL teams to play regular-season games near Pro Football Hall of Fame

The New Jersey Generals and Pittsburgh Maulers will play their 2023 common season United States Soccer League video games at Tom Benson Corridor of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio this 12 months.

The Generals and Maulers will play one another of their first recreation of the season on April 23. The positioning may even host the North Division Playoff Recreation and the 2023 USFL Championship Recreation. USFL and Corridor of Fame Village officers made the announcement on Wednesday.

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The USFL Championship trophy is seen on the sector throughout warmups earlier than the sport between the Birmingham Stallions and the Pittsburgh Maulers at Protecting Stadium on Could 29, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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“The USFL is happy that the Pittsburgh Maulers and the New Jersey Generals will observe and play video games in Canton through the 2023 common season,” stated USFL government vp of soccer operations Daryl Johnston. “The excellent regional assist we obtained throughout our first postseason from soccer followers in Ohio and Pennsylvania, together with the nice metropolis of Pittsburgh, coupled with our profitable partnership with the Corridor of Fame Village, led to this second.”

The USFL hosted its championship recreation and the playoffs on the facility final season. The Generals had been the North Division champions however misplaced to the Philadelphia Stars within the playoffs.

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Detail view of a New Jersey Generals helmet atop a Gatorade cart during the USFL playoff game against the Philadelphia Stars on June 25, 2022 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Element view of a New Jersey Generals helmet atop a Gatorade cart through the USFL playoff recreation towards the Philadelphia Stars on June 25, 2022 at Tom Benson Corridor of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
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The Birmingham Stallions defeated the Stars 33-30 within the championship after beating the New Orleans Breakers within the playoffs.

“After the unimaginable response from soccer followers throughout final 12 months’s USFL postseason, we’re thrilled to increase our partnership by internet hosting common season video games in 2023,” Corridor of Fame Resort and Leisure Firm CEO Michael Crawford stated in a information launch. “The USFL is a fan-first league, so we’re making a enjoyable and inexpensive leisure vacation spot right here in Canton the place soccer followers can cheer on the Pittsburgh Maulers, New Jersey Generals, and different USFL groups whereas experiencing all kinds of programming and actions all through the Corridor of Fame Village earlier than and after video games.”

The Pittsburgh Maulers flag is flown  during the game against the Michigan Panthers at Legion Field on June 19, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Pittsburgh Maulers flag is flown  through the recreation towards the Michigan Panthers at Legion Subject on June 19, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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The USFL may even host video games in Birmingham and Memphis this season.