United Football League, Michigan Panthers

February 5, 2024


UFL season kicks off on Saturday, March 30, 2024, with the battle of the 2023 champions: Birmingham Stallions at Arlington Renegades at Choctaw Stadium (1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Opening weekend matchups include:
March 30: St. Louis Battlehawks at Michigan Panthers at Ford Field (4:00 PM ET, FOX)
March 31: D.C. Defenders at San Antonio Brahmas at the Alamodome (12:00 PM ET, ESPN)
March 31: Memphis Showboats at Houston Roughnecks at Rice Stadium (3:00 PM ET, ESPN)

Season tickets are now available and single-game tickets will be available for presale starting February 20 and to the public on February 22

Arlington, TX – February 5, 2024 – The United Football League announced the schedule for its inaugural season today. The Michigan Panthers will kick off their 2024 campaign with three consecutive games at Ford Field. The Panthers will open the season on Saturday, March 30 against the XFL conference’s St. Louis Battlehawks at 4 p.m. ET on FOX. The team will then play back-to-back USFL conference games against the Birmingham Stallions on April 7 at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN and against the Houston Roughnecks on April 14 at 12 p.m. ET on ABC.

"I’m very excited about the upcoming season,” Michigan Panthers Head Coach Mike Nolan said. “The integration of 16 teams into eight has provided an even greater level of talent than before. Competition amongst the UFL teams will be great and our first three home games are against very strong opponents: the St. Louis Battlehawks, the 2022-23 Champion Birmingham Stallions and the Houston Roughnecks.” Following road games at the San Antonio Brahmas and Memphis Showboats on April 20 and April 28, respectively, Michigan will return to Ford Field to host the Arlington Renegades on May 5 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. The Panther’s final home contest will be against the Memphis Showboats on May 18 at 4 p.m. ET on FOX. Three of the team’s final four games will be on the road, as they will travel to the D.C. Defenders on May 12, Houston Roughnecks on May 26 and will close the season at the Birmingham Stallions on June 1.

“We look to build upon and continue a year of great football success in the state of Michigan,” Nolan said. “Our fans were instrumental in our late season push last year to qualify for the playoffs and we can’t wait to play in front of them again this year.”

Season tickets are now available and single-game tickets will be available for presale starting February 20 and to the public on February 22. For more information on the 2024 schedules and broadcast details, please visit: TheUFL.com

Key details regarding the entire UFL schedule:

• 43 UFL games (40 regular season games, two Conference Championship games, one Championship game)

• The League is divided into two conferences: USFL (Birmingham Stallions, Houston Roughnecks, Memphis Showboats, Michigan Panthers) and XFL (Arlington Renegades, D.C. Defenders, San Antonio Brahmas, St. Louis Battlehawks)

• Each team will play six in-conference games and four inter-conference matchups

• The Conference Championships will pit the top two teams with the best records in their respective conferences against each other

• UFL games will be broadcast on ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1 and ESPN2. Games on ESPN and ABC will be streamed on ESPN+ and FOX games will stream on the FOX Sports App. All games will be streamed via TV Everywhere

• 72% of all UFL games will air on broadcast television (ABC or FOX)

o ABC 10

o FOX 21

o ESPN 10

o ESPN2 1

o FS1 1

“Through the combined reach of our partners at FOX and ESPN – who both share a commitment to broadcast innovation – the UFL will now have exceptional platforms through which fans can experience spring football,” said Russ Brandon, UFL President/CEO. "We are equally excited to welcome new and returning fans back into our buildings this season so they can immerse themselves in the energy around spring football. Our players are here to perform and to reach the next level and our fans are going to be treated to an excellent on-field product and in-stadium experience.”

“We can’t wait to kick off the United Football League’s inaugural season and showcase the league’s exceptional on-the-field play to football fans across the country,” said Bill Wanger, FOX Sports EVP, Head of Programming & Scheduling. “Perhaps most critically, this new partnership brings unprecedented distribution for spring football with nearly three-quarters of games airing on broadcast television. It is a testament to the collaborative efforts of the league office, media partners and host cities to maximize exposure to contribute to the UFL’s success.”

“We’re excited to introduce fans to the United Football League with its high quality of play, innovative rules, and entertainment,” said Tim Reed, ESPN Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions. Last year, we provided XFL fans with unparalleled, on-field access to players, coaches, and league officials. With the UFL kickoff season, we will further build upon that across our strong schedule, with games on ABC, ESPN, and every game on ESPN+, in addition to coverage across our social and digital platforms.”

2024 UFL SCHEDULE (all times ET)

*Check local listings for market regionalization

ABOUT THE UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE The United Football League (UFL) is set to launch as the premier spring football platform, formed by the merging of the XFL and USFL in 2024. The UFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Birmingham (AL), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), San Antonio (TX), Memphis (TN), St. Louis (MO), and Washington D.C.