2022 USFL Schedule: Week 1 matchups revealed

By Kevin Kelley -

The Week 1 matchups for the inaugural 2022 USFL Schedule have been released by the league and includes the date and kickoff time.

The inaugural season of the revamped USFL kicks off on Saturday, April 16 with the New Jersey Generals facing the Birmingham Stallions at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala. The game will be simulcast by NBC and FOX at 7:30pm ET / 6:30pm CT.

Week 1 action continues on Sunday, April 17 with the Houston Gamblers at the Michigan Panthers, Philadelphia Stars at the New Orleans Breakers, and Tampa Bay Bandits at Pittsburgh Maulers.

Overall, the USFL schedule will consist of ten weeks with four games each week. The regular-season will conclude on Sunday, June 19. All regular-season games will be played in Birmingham, Ala.

The new USFL includes eight teams that are divided into North and South divisions. Teams in the North Division include the Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars, and Pittsburgh Maulers.

The four teams in the South Division include the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers, and Tampa Bay Bandits. USFL logos for all eight teams were released in November.

The USFL will release team-by-team schedules once per hour today. Below is the complete schedule for Week 1 of the 2022 USFL season (all times Eastern):

Saturday, April 16, 2022
New Jersey at Birmingham – 7:30pm, NBC/FOX

Sunday, April 17, 2022
Houston at Michigan – 12pm, TV TBA
Philadelphia at New Orleans – 4pm, TV TBA
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh – 8pm, TV TBA


North Division

South Division