USFL to hold postseason at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton

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The first season of the reconstituted USFL will be played in Birmingham. The first postseason will be staged a long way from Birmingham.

The USFL announced on Wednesday that the playoffs and championship game will be played in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

The semifinal round will be played on June 25, with the championship happening on Sunday, July 3.

The eight teams in USFL 2.0 will be the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers, Tampa Bay Bandits, Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars, and Pittsburgh Maulers.

So if the Maulers make it to the postseason, they’ll actually get to place at least one game not very far from the city for which they’re named.

6 responses to “USFL to hold postseason at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton

  1. It’s still weird that none of these teams have a home game , yet they supposedly represent various cities .

  2. So all the games will be in one place and then screw the local fans that supported you by playing the championship somewhere else. That will work.

  3. Don’t understand why the teams have city names attached to them. Should have just had a mascot with no city attached.

  4. They wanted the USFL brand – which is somewhat known, over starting something with zero brand recognition. Playing spring football in the south will help with weather concerns – and will reduce costs related to travel, etc. At the end of the day, the quality of play on the field is what will make all of the difference.

    I loved the Generals back in the day, and am hopeful this will be good football.

  5. Certainly, Spring/Summer football can survive, but will this league? There just doesn’t seem anything too special about it… I feel like they’ll have a harder time garnering support and getting people to show up to games if the teams are supposedly from cities thousands of miles away from where the games are being played, aren’t tied to any history.

    I think XFL next year probably has a better shot of making it…

    That being said, what needs to happen is the NFL sponsoring a European League, capitalizing on franchises that already have some success, like the Sworka Raiders,and on markets that have interest in the NFL. Develop european-born talent to play for these teams. Not only can the league be sustainable, but with the NFL investing in it, it shall be a lucrative venture, considering the growth of popularity in Yankee Football overseas. Austria, UK, Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Italy, Turkey all could sustain teams.

    What we need is vision: overseas TV and Streaming Deal, American TV and Streaming Deal. Advertise it as an entity that’s a daughter to the NFL. Give one franchise to each NFL ownership group. Purchase pre-existing franchises (Helsinki Roosters, Swarco Raiders, Vienna Vikings, GFL teams, etc) and also some fresh, expansion franchises. It’d last 😀

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