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 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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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.”
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The USFL will also host games in Birmingham and Memphis this season.