Key Points:

  • The United Football League (UFL) announced its inaugural 2024 season schedule today.
  • The season features 43 games, including 40 regular season games, two Conference Championships, and one Championship game.
  • Fans can watch the games on major networks including ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1, and ESPN2, with 72% of games airing on broadcast television.

UFL Announces Inaugural 2024 Season Schedule

The United Football League revealed its much-anticipated 2024 season schedule today, marking a historic moment for spring football. The season promises 43 adrenaline-packed games, starting on Saturday, March 30, 2024, with a showdown between the 2023 champions: Birmingham Stallions and Arlington Renegades at Choctaw Stadium. The league, split into two conferences, offers a dynamic mix of six in-conference games and four inter-conference matchups for each team.

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

Games on ESPN and ABC will be streamed on ESPN+ and FOX games will stream on the FOX Sports App.

  • 72% of all UFL games will air on broadcast television (ABC or FOX)
    • ABC                10
    • FOX                 21
    • ESPN              10       
    • ESPN2            1
    • FS1                 1

Broadcast Innovations and Partnerships

UFL President/CEO Russ Brandon emphasized the league’s partnership with FOX and ESPN, projecting a revolutionary viewing experience for fans. This collaboration aims to broadcast 72% of UFL games on major networks, ensuring wide coverage and accessibility. Bill Wanger of FOX Sports and Tim Reed of ESPN shared their enthusiasm about showcasing the league’s top-notch play and innovative rules, promising an immersive experience for the audience.

“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.”

Ticket Sales and Game Highlights

The press release also shared exciting news for fans eager to attend the games. Season tickets are currently on sale, with single-game tickets available for presale starting February 20 and to the general public on February 22. The opening weekend features captivating matchups, including St. Louis Battlehawks at Michigan Panthers and D.C. Defenders at San Antonio Brahmas, ensuring a thrilling start to the season.

UFL 2024 Season: A New Era in Football

With a comprehensive list of games, venues, and broadcast details, the UFL is set to captivate football enthusiasts across the country. Fans can expect high-quality play, innovative rules, and comprehensive coverage across various platforms.

2024 UFL SCHEDULE (all times ET)

DATETime (ET)Teams (Away at. Home)NETWORK
Week 1Saturday, March 301:00 PMBirmingham Stallions at Arlington RenegadesFOX
Saturday, March 304:00 PMSt. Louis Battlehawks atMichigan PanthersFOX
Sunday, March 3112:00 PMD.C. Defenders atSan Antonio BrahmasESPN
Sunday, March 313:00 PMMemphis Showboats atHouston RoughnecksESPN
Week 2Saturday, April 612:00 PMSan Antonio Brahmas atMemphis ShowboatsESPN
Saturday, April 68:00 PMArlington Renegades atSt. Louis BattlehawksABC
Sunday, April 712:00 PMBirmingham Stallions atMichigan PanthersESPN
Sunday, April 74:00 PMHouston Roughnecks atD.C. DefendersFOX
Week 3Saturday, April 131:00 PMD.C. Defenders atArlington RenegadesESPN
Saturday, April 137:00 PMMemphis Showboats atBirmingham StallionsFOX
Sunday, April 1412:00 PMHouston Roughnecks atMichigan PanthersABC
Sunday, April 143:00 PMSt. Louis Battlehawks atSan Antonio BrahmasABC
Week 4Saturday, April 2012:30 PMMemphis Showboats at St. Louis BattlehawksABC
Saturday, April 207:00 PMD.C. Defenders atBirmingham StallionsFOX*
Saturday, April 207:00 PMMichigan Panthers atSan Antonio BrahmasFOX*
Sunday, April 212:00 PMArlington Renegades atHouston RoughnecksFS1
Week 5Saturday, April 277:00 PMSan Antonio Brahmas atArlington RenegadesFOX
Saturday, April 277:00 PMBirmingham Stallions atHouston RoughnecksFOX
Sunday, April 2812:00 PMSt. Louis Battlehawks atD.C. DefendersESPN
Sunday, April 283:00 PMMichigan Panthers atMemphis ShowboatsFOX
Week 6Saturday, May 412:00 PMBirmingham Stallions atMemphis ShowboatsABC
Saturday, May 43:00 PMHouston Roughnecks atSt. Louis BattlehawksFOX
Sunday, May 51:00 PMArlington Renegades atMichigan PanthersFOX
Sunday, May 54:00 PMSan Antonio Brahmas atD.C. DefendersFOX
Week 7Saturday, May 111:00 PMMemphis Showboats atArlington RenegadesESPN
Saturday, May 114:00 PMSt. Louis Battlehawks atBirmingham StallionsFOX
Sunday, May 1212:00 PMMichigan Panthers atD.C. DefendersESPN
Sunday, May 123:00 PMSan Antonio Brahmas atHouston RoughnecksESPN
Week 8Saturday, May 184:00 PMMemphis Showboats atMichigan PanthersFOX
Saturday, May 188:00 PMHouston Roughnecks atBirmingham StallionsESPN2
Sunday, May 1912:00 PMD.C. Defenders atSt. Louis BattlehawksABC
Sunday, May 194:00 PMArlington Renegades atSan Antonio BrahmasFOX
Week 9Saturday, May 2512:00 PMSt. Louis Battlehawks atArlington RenegadesABC
Saturday, May 253:00 PMBirmingham Stallions atSan Antonio BrahmasABC
Sunday, May 262:30 PMD.C. Defenders atMemphis ShowboatsFOX
Sunday, May 262:30 PMMichigan Panthers atHouston RoughnecksFOX
Week 10Saturday, June 112:00 PMMichigan Panthers atBirmingham StallionsESPN
Saturday, June 14:00 PMSan Antonio Brahmas atSt. Louis BattlehawksFOX
Sunday, June 212:00 PMArlington Renegades atD.C. DefendersABC
Sunday, June 27:00 PMHouston Roughnecks at Memphis ShowboatsFOX
ConferenceChampionshipsSaturday, June 83:00 PMConference ChampionshipABC
Sunday, June 9TBAConference ChampionshipFOX
UFL ChampionshipSunday, June 16TBAUFL Championship (TBA)FOX

The United Football League’s inaugural season is poised to redefine spring football, offering fans a new realm of excitement and competition. With the stage set for memorable matchups and extensive broadcast coverage, the 2024 UFL season is set to make a significant impact on the football landscape.

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