USFL to play all 2022 games in Birmingham
The eight teams in the rebooted USFL will carry the names of the original octet of franchises from 1983. Only one of them will be geographically accurate.
The Birmingham Stallions will play their home games in Birmingham. The rest of the league will also play their home games in Birmingham.
Via AL.com’s Roy S. Johnson, USFL officials acknowledged earlier this week that on January 25, the Fox-owned company will announce that the 43 games of 2022 will be played in Birmingham, Alabama.
The approach eliminates all travel costs, an important consideration given that the main purpose of the games will be to broadcast them on television and use them as an impetus for legal gambling in states that allow it. Where the games will be played does not matter. It doesn’t matter whether someone attends the games.
What matters is that after the end of the football season players will have football matches to bet on.
As Johnson noted, the top eight teams could start playing games in the cities they are named for. This will obviously depend on whether and to what extent the USFL generates sufficient revenue to justify these expenses.
NBC will broadcast 21 of the 43 USFL games played in 2022.