Maulers to play home games a little closer to Pittsburgh

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will host Pittsburgh and New Jersey
Canton, Ohio, USA; A general overall view of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Canton, Ohio, USA; A general overall view of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Photo credit © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Maulers second season will be played a little closer to Pittsburgh.

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The USFL announced Wednesday that the Maulers, along with the New Jersey Generals will play their games and practice in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“The USFL is excited that the Pittsburgh Maulers and the New Jersey Generals will practice and play games in Canton during the 2023 regular season,” said Daryl Johnston, USFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “The outstanding regional support we received during our first postseason from football fans in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including the great city of Pittsburgh, coupled with our successful partnership with the Hall of Fame Village, led to this moment.”

Every team played in Birmingham, Alabama last year.

The Maulers will face the General in the first game of the regular season on Sunday, April 23.

Ticket information can be found on the USFL's website.

The North Division Playoff Game and USFL Championship game will also be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canon.

New Maulers Head Coach Ray Horton said he’s excited to be closer to Pittsburgh.

“Because I’ve been a defensive coach for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns, I know how passionate football fans are in Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio,” said Horton. “As the USFL works to eventually move the Maulers into Pittsburgh, playing the 2023 regular season games in Canton presents an incredible opportunity for fans throughout the region to check us out and see first-hand the high-quality professional football being played in the USFL. My staff and I are working tirelessly to build a championship-caliber team, so we’re excited about having fans visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame stadium to have a fun time and hopefully become lifelong Maulers fans.”

The USFL says they “remained committed” to placing each team into their namesake markets.

Birmingham and Memphis, Tennessee will also be host cities for the USFL this season.

The Maulers announced on Tuesday they are switching their color scheme from purple and orange to the city’s colors of black and gold.

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