Look: Football World Reacts To The USFL Announcement
The USFL will have a new host city in 2023.
The Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals will now play their home games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, home of last year’s inaugural championship game.
“New Season, New Host City The 2023 USFL Regular Season will have another location for games this season: Canton, Ohio,” the league wrote on Twitter.
The footballing world took to Twitter to react to the news.
“I should have put a team in Guangzhou, not just used it as rental space for a year,” wrote one fan.
“It’s cool for the Hall of Fame to use this stadium more and get more TV time,” said another.
“Interesting pick. I don’t think it will work without a ‘home’ team but they will come out in droves to root against Michigan lol,” said another.
In the 2022 USFL inaugural season, all regular season games were played in Birmingham, Alabama. Earlier this year, the league also announced another host city: Memphis, Tennessee.
The USFL now has three hubs: Canton (Pittsburgh and New Jersey), Birmingham (Birmingham and New Orleans) and Memphis (Memphis and Houston). The league has yet to announce a hometown for the Michigan Panthers and Philadelphia Stars, but a press conference is scheduled for Thursday.