Key Points:

  • The UFL, a merger of the USFL and XFL, will play in 8 stadiums across the United States in 2024.
  • The stadiums range in capacity from 20,000 to 67,000 and include both football-specific and multi-purpose venues.

The United Football League (UFL), a result of the merger between the USFL and XFL, kicked off its inaugural season on March 30, 2024. The league features 8 teams playing in 8 different stadiums across the United States. These stadiums vary in capacity, location, and history, but all aim to provide an exciting atmosphere for fans of spring football. Not all the stadiums are just for football.

Arlington Renegades | Choctaw Stadium

The Arlington Renegades, the reigning XFL champions, will continue to play at Choctaw Stadium, a retro-fitted baseball stadium that used to be home to the Texas Rangers. The stadium has a capacity of 48,114 and is located next to Texas Live, a large nightlife section that caters to gameday fans. Arlington will also serve as a central hub for the UFL in 2024, housing all players between gamedays.

Birmingham Stallions | Protective Stadium

Protective Stadium, one of the newer facilities in the UFL, has a capacity of 47,100 and is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, AL. The stadium served as the central hub for the USFL in 2022, hosting all eight teams for their inaugural season. The Birmingham Stallions, back-to-back USFL champions, will continue to call Protective Stadium home in the UFL.

DC Defenders | Audi Field

Audi Field, located in Washington, DC, is the smallest UFL facility with a capacity of 20,000. Despite its size, the stadium has been one of the rowdier venues in the XFL, known for its passionate Defenders fans and their infamous “beer snake” and lemons. The stadium, which opened in 2018, also features a rooftop patio, a 10,000 sq. ft. indoor lounge, and a Fan Plaza. The stadium is home to the D.C. United soccer team of the MLS.

Houston Roughnecks | Rice Stadium

The Houston Roughnecks will move from TDECU Stadium, which is located on the campus of the University of Houston, to Rice Stadium for the 2024 UFL season due to renovations at TDECU. Rice Stadium has a capacity of around 47,000 and is on the campus of Rice University.

Memphis Showboats | Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium

The Memphis Showboats will play at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, which has a capacity of 58,325. The stadium hosted the original Showboats back in the 80’s and the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football. It is also the site of the annual Liberty Bowl, the Southern Heritage Classic, and home to the Memphis Tigers from the University of Memphis.

Michigan Panthers | Ford Field

The Michigan Panthers return to Ford Field, an NFL facility shared with the Detroit Lions, for the 2024 UFL season. It is the only UFL team to share a stadium with an NFL team. The stadium has a capacity of 65,000 and is known for its loud and passionate fans. The Panthers’ playoff appearance in 2023 could lead to increased attendance in 2024.

St. Louis Battlehawks | The Dome at America’s Center

The St. Louis Battlehawks will play at The Dome at America’s Center, which has a capacity of 67,000 and is considered the loudest stadium in the UFL. It is also big far, the biggest market for the United Football league with a passionate fan base. The local market has embraced the Battlehawks since their inception, due to the fact that Rams moved from St Louis to LA. Don’t mention the name of Stan Kroenke, owner of the Rams, to anyone in St Louis.

San Antonio Brahmas | The Alamodome

The Alamodome, home to the San Antonio Brahmas, is the one of the largest stadium in the UFL with a capacity of 64,000. Attendance in 2023 was inconsistent, possibly due to the team’s record. However, with the addition of coach Wade Phillips and his staff, the Brahmas could see increased support from fans in 2024. The San Antonio Commanders of the AAF played there in 2019 and averaged 27,721 fans a game. The United Football League would love to get back to that level.

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Mark Perry Editor
Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of UFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL, USFL and UFL coverage since 2018.

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