It’s been a long road to confirming the location the USFL plans to use for its central hub.
Back in October reports started making the rounds that the USFL was in talks with representatives from the city of Birmingham to host the entirety of their 2022 season. The proposal outlined the leagues plans to house all eight franchises in Birmingham for 2022, with the possibility of hosting as many as four in 2023.
Additionally, the league agreed to give Birmingham two promotional spots per game. Considering that the city reps were only asking for one, this was just the cherry on the top.
A majority of the games would be played out of the new Protective Stadium, with some being housed out of Legion Field.
In the past we’ve written about the USFL’s three year plan, and a central hub for the first season is a huge part of that. Ultimately, this is going to be a big cost savings procedure for the league, and can only help them get their feet off the ground.
We’re still a few months out from when the USFL will officially kickoff, and there’s still a lot left to learn. That being said, it seems as one big item is about to be checked off the list.
During the latest episode of The USFL Podcast, The REF and Zach actually spoke about when they though the timing would be on the leagues central hub, and it looks like the gang may be spot on. Make sure you tune into the latest episode!
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