USFL Schedule, Start Times and How to Watch 2023 Regular Season Week 1

USFL games, schedule and start times for Week 1 of the 2023 regular season.
USFL games, schedule and start times for Week 1 of the 2023 regular season. / (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Football fans in need of their fix are in luck, as the USFL officially kicks off its 2023 regular season this weekend. Every team enters the year looking to win the title, while the Birmingham Stallions have their sights on repeating as champs.

Here's everything you need to know about Week 1 of the 2023 USFL season.

USFL Schedule Week 1

Week 1 of the 2023 USFL season kicks off on Saturday, April 15 with two games. The Philadelphia Stars and Memphis Showboats begin the festivities at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the New Jersey Generals vs. Birmingham Stallions at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Sunday brings two more contests. The Michigan Panthers will take on the Houston Gamblers at 12 p.m. ET, while the Pittsburgh Maulers vs. New Orleans Breakers matchup closes the weekend at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Check out the full USFL Week 1 schedule below:

Away Team

Home Team


Start Time

Philadelphia Stars

Memphis Showboats

Saturday, April 15

4:30 p.m. ET

New Jersey Generals

Birmingham Stallions

Saturday, April 15

7:30 p.m. ET

Michigan Panthers

Houston Gamblers

Sunday, April 16

12 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh Maulers

New Orleans Breakers

Sunday, April 16

6:30 p.m. ET

How to Watch USFL Week 1 on TV

The USFL has partnered with FOX Sports and NBC Sports to broadcast the entire 2023 season. Most games will be shown on FOX and NBC, while other matchups can be seen on FS1, Peacock and USA Network.

In Week 1, FOX is set to air both Philadelphia vs. Memphis and New Jersey vs. Birmingham on Saturday. Then on Sunday, Michigan vs. Houston will be on NBC and Peacock, while Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans is slated for FS1.

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