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

The New Jersey Generals and Pittsburgh Maulers will play their 2023 United States Football League regular season games this year at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

The Generals and Maulers will face off in their first game of the season on April 23. The site will also host the North Division playoff game and the 2023 USFL championship game. USFL and Village Hall of Fame officials made the announcement Wednesday.

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The USFL championship trophy is seen on the field during the warm up before the game between the Birmingham Stallions and the Pittsburgh Maulers at Protective Stadium on May 29, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The USFL championship trophy is seen on the field during the warm up before the game between the Birmingham Stallions and the Pittsburgh Maulers at Protective Stadium on May 29, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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“The USFL is excited that the Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals will be training and playing in Canton during the 2023 regular season,” said Daryl Johnston, USFL executive vice president of football operations. “The outstanding regional support we received during our first postseason from football fans in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including the great city of Pittsburgh, as well as our successful partnership with the Hall of Fame Village have led to this moment.”

The USFL hosted its championship game and playoffs at the facility last season. The Generals were the North Division champions but lost to the Philadelphia Stars in the playoffs.

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

Detail view of a New Jersey Generals helmet on a Gatorade car during the USFL playoff game against the Philadelphia Stars on June 25, 2022 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
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The Birmingham Stallions defeated the Stars 33-30 in the championship after beating the New Orleans Breakers in the playoffs.

“Following the incredible response from football fans during the USFL postseason last year, we are excited to expand our partnership by hosting regular-season games in 2023,” said Michael Crawford, CEO of Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company, in a press release. “The USFL is a fan-first league, so we’re creating a fun and affordable entertainment destination here in Canton where football fans can cheer on the Pittsburgh Maulers, New Jersey Generals and other USFL teams while experiencing a wide variety of programming and pre- and post-game activities throughout the Hall of Fame Village.”

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

The Pittsburgh Maulers flag is flown during the game against the Michigan Panthers at Legion Field June 19, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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The USFL will also host games in Birmingham and Memphis this season.

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