The defending champion Stallions, coached by Skip Holtz, open the season against the New Jersey Generals on April 15 at Protective Stadium.
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Here's a look at Birmingham's 10 regular-season games for 2023:
April 15: vs. New Jersey Generals in Birmingham, Alabama; Protective Stadium; 7:30 p.m. ET
April 22: vs. Memphis Showboats in Birmingham, Alabama; Protective Stadium; 7 p.m. ET
April 29: vs. New Orleans Breakers in Birmingham, Alabama; Protective Stadium; 12:30 p.m. ET
May 7: at Pittsburgh Maulers in Canton, Ohio; Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium; 6:30 p.m. ET
May 13: vs. Houston Gamblers in Birmingham, Alabama; Protective Stadium; 4 p.m. ET
May 20: at Michigan Panthers in Detroit; Ford Field; 4 p.m. ET
May 27: at New Orleans Breakers in Birmingham, Alabama; Protective Stadium; 4 p.m. ET
June 3: vs. Philadelphia Stars in Birmingham, Alabama; Protective Stadium; 3 p.m. ET
June 11: at Houston Gamblers in Memphis; Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium; 2 p.m. ET
June 17: at Memphis Showboats in Memphis; Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium; 4 p.m. ET
WHO IS FAVORED TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2023?
Here are the early championship futures, via FOX Bet:
LAST SEASON'S RESULTS:
Stallions finished first in South Division at 9-1. Defeated Philadelphia Stars 33-30 in 2022 championship game.
RJ YOUNG'S TAKE
After winning the USFL Championship last year, Skip Holtz’s Stallions are a great pick to repeat in 2022. However, the Stallions were the only team to enjoy a true home-field advantage and their games were frequently the best-attended in the league.
Their detractors would say that home-field and crowd advantage gave the Stallions an unfair one, and Stallions fans would tell you they needed to win two games in Canton, Ohio, to be crowned champions of the league.
Either way, Holtz is bringing back more of the players who helped him win that title, including quarterback Smith, former Alabama running back Scarborough and former All-American Wright to help him defend their title.
Perhaps the first time we’ll get to see what the Stallions are like playing against a crowd that isn’t cheering for them won’t come until Week 4 when the Stallions travel to Canton, Ohio, to play the Pittsburgh Maulers.
More on the USFL schedule release from FOX Sports:
- The full week-by-week 2023 USFL schedule
- Michigan Panthers schedule | Interview with coach Mike Nolan
- Pittsburgh Maulers schedule | Interview with coach Ray Horton
- Birmingham Stallions schedule | Interview with coach Skip Holtz
- New Jersey Generals schedule | Interview with coach Mike Riley
- Memphis Showboards schedule | Interview with coach Todd Haley
- Philadelphia Stars schedule | Interview with coach Bart Andrus
- New Orleans Breakers schedule | Interview with coach John DeFilippo
- Houston Gamblers schedule
- A conversation with USFL VP of Operations Daryl Johnston
- 2023 USFL schedule: Best early games, title odds and more!