The United Football League (UFL) is set to begin its season on March 30th, 2024, bringing a new chapter in American football. This league is a collaborative venture owned by FOX Sports, Redbird Capital Partners, Dany Garcia, and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.


Broadcasting and Media Collaboration

  • The UFL games will be broadcasted on major networks such as ABC, Fox, FS1 and ESPN, with an aim to maximize viewership by offering free access to games.
  • The league is a joint venture between the XFL and USFL
  • RedBird Capital Partners, Fox Sports and ESPN along with Dany Garcia and The Rock came together to make it possible

Broadcasting Collaboration

  • Notably, the UFL’s games will be aired on FOX, ABC, FS1, and ESPN, showcasing an impressive partnership between FOX and ESPN.
  • This collaboration is particularly significant considering their work on the XFL in 2020, which laid the groundwork for such a partnership in the UFL.

Legal and Corporate Framework

  • The UFL’s framework involves navigating complex legal and contractual steps, including approvals from entities like the NLRB and FTC.
  • Fox’s corporate strategy under Lachlan Murdoch’s leadership is crucial, as he views the USFL as a long-term venture for Fox​​​​.

League Structure

  • The league is composed of eight teams, with five originating from the XFL and three from the USFL.
  • The teams set to participate in the new USFL-XFL configuration are the Arlington Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, San Antonio Brahmas, St. Louis Battlehawks, DC Defenders, Birmingham Stallions, Michigan Panthers, and Memphis Showboats.
  • Preparations for the inaugural season are in full swing, with training camps scheduled to begin on February 23rd, 2024, in Arlington.

The UFL stands as an ambitious project, combining the expertise and resources of its owners and partners. With its innovative approach and strategic broadcasting plans, the league is poised to offer a fresh and exciting experience for American football fans.

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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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