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UFL Roughnecks Release 2024 Schedule

UFL Houston Roughnecks

Roughnecks kick off the season vs. the Memphis Showboats
on Sunday, March 31 at Rice Stadium (2 PM CT, ESPN)

Houston, TX – February 5, 2024 – The United Football League announced the schedule for its inaugural season today, with the Houston Roughnecks kicking off their season at 2 p.m. CT Sunday, March 31 at Rice Stadium vs. the Memphis Showboats.

“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the 2024 UFL season than at home in Houston, at iconic Rice Stadium, in front of thousands of Houston Roughnecks fans,” said Houston Roughnecks Head Coach CJ Johnson. “I hope all Houstonians will mark their calendars for Sunday, March 31, and join us, as we protect the ‘Rig!’”

Key details:

• 43 UFL games (40 regular season games, two Conference Championship games, one Championship game)
• The League is divided into two conferences: USFL (Birmingham Stallions, Houston Roughnecks, Memphis Showboats, Michigan Panthers) and XFL (Arlington Renegades, D.C. Defenders, San Antonio Brahmas, St. Louis Battlehawks)
• Each team will play six in-conference games and four inter-conference matchups
• The Conference Championships will pit the top two teams with the best records in their respective conferences against each other
• UFL games will be broadcast on ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1 and ESPN2. Games on ESPN and ABC will be streamed on ESPN+ and FOX games will stream on the FOX Sports App. All games will be streamed via TV Everywhere
• 72% of all UFL games will air on broadcast television (ABC or FOX)

o ABC 10
o FOX 21
o ESPN 10
o ESPN2 1
o FS1 1

UFL 2024 Home Stadiums

USFL Conference XFL Conference
Birmingham Stallions
(Protective Stadium)

Arlington Renegades
(Choctaw Stadium)

Houston Roughnecks
(Rice Stadium)

D.C. Defenders
(Audi Field)

Memphis Showboats
(Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium)

San Antonio Brahmas
(The Alamodome)

Michigan Panthers
(Ford Field)

St. Louis Battlehawks
(The Dome at America’s Center)

“Through the combined reach of our partners at FOX and ESPN – who both share a commitment to broadcast innovation – the UFL will now have exceptional platforms through which fans can experience spring football,” said Russ Brandon, UFL President/CEO.

"We are equally excited to welcome new and returning fans back into our buildings this season so they can immerse themselves in the energy around spring football. Our players are here to perform and to reach the next level and our fans are going to be treated to an excellent on-field product and in-stadium experience.”

“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.”

“We’re excited to introduce fans to the United Football League with its high quality of play, innovative rules, and entertainment,” said Tim Reed, ESPN Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions.

“Last year, we provided XFL fans with unparalleled, on-field access to players, coaches, and league officials. With the UFL kickoff season, we will further build upon that across our strong schedule, with games on ABC, ESPN, and every game on ESPN+, in addition to coverage across our social and digital platforms.”

Beginning today, Monday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. CT, current Season Ticket Members with money already on their account for 2024 will have the first opportunity to select their seats for the Roughnecks' 2024 season at Rice Stadium, before season tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Feb. 12. New deposit holders who have placed a 2024 Season Ticket Membership deposit will also have priority to select their seat location(s) starting Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. CT.

Single-game tickets will be available for presale starting Tuesday, Feb. 20 and to the public on Thursday, Feb. 22. For more information on tickets, go to www.theufl.com/tickets. For schedules and broadcast details, please visit: TheUFL.com.


Week 1: vs. Memphis Showboats. 2 p.m. March 31 (ESPN)
Week 2: at D.C. Defenders, 3 p.m. April 7 (FOX)
Week 3: at Michigan Panthers, 11 a.m. April 14 (ABC)
Week 4: vs. Arlington Renegades, 1 pm. April 21 (FS1)
Week 5: vs Birmingham Stallions, 6 p.m. April 27 (FOX)
Week 6: at St. Louis Battlehawks, 2 p.m. May 4 (FOX)
Week 7: vs. San Antonio Brahmas, 2 p.m. May 12 (ESPN)
Week 8: at Birmingham Stallions, 7 p.m. May 18 (ESPN2)
Week 9: vs. Michigan Panthers, 1:30 p.m. May 26 (FOX)
Week 10: at Memphis Showboats, 6 p.m. June 2 (FOX)
Conference championships: June 8 (ABC) and June 9 (FOX)
UFL championship: June 16 (FOX)

The United Football League (UFL) is set to launch as the premier spring football platform, formed by the merging of the XFL and USFL in 2024. The UFL has eight teams in Arlington (TX), Birmingham (AL), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), San Antonio (TX), Memphis (TN), St. Louis (MO), and Washington D.C.

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