The XFL schedule is finally here. After months of patiently waiting, XFL fans can now rejoice. It took longer than expected, but it feels great to officially have a schedule in place for the XFL.
It's OFFICIAL: #XFL2023 Season Schedule has landed!
All 43 XFL games (40 regular season, two playoffs, one championship) will be featured on a combination of ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, and FX. And all games will be streamed on ESPN+ and simulcasted in 142 countries around the world.
— XFL (@XFL2023) January 5, 2023
Opening Week will go as planned:
February 18th: Vegas Vipers @ Arlington Renegades, 3pm ET (ABC)
February 18th: Orlando Guardians @ Houston Roughnecks, 8:30pm ET (ESPN)
February 19th: St. Louis Battlehawks @ San Antonio Brahmas, 3pm ET (ABC)
February 19th: Seattle Sea Dragons @ DC Defenders, 8pm ET (ESPN)
The full XFL schedule can be found here. Since the Vegas stadium situation is now settled, the league finally had the freedom to release their schedule, something that all of us were dying to see.
Games will be played on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and FX channels. A total of seven games will be broadcasted on ABC, 22 on ESPN/ESPN2, and 15 on FX.
This is excellent news, as kickoff is just around the corner. The XFL is coming in hot, with its first game less than 50 days away.
Vegas Vipers @ Arlington Renegades
2/18 – 3pm ET – ABC – Streaming
Orlando Guardians @ Houston Roughnecks
2/18 – 8:30pm ET – ESPN/FX – Streaming
St. Louis BattleHawks @ San Antonio Brahmas
2/19 – 3pm ET – ABC – Streaming
Seattle Sea Dragons @ DC Defenders
2/19 – 8pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
St. Louis BattleHawks @ Seattle Sea Dragons
2/23 – 9pm ET – FX – Streaming
DC Defenders @ Vegas Vipers
2/25 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
San Antonio Brahmas @ Orlando Guardians
2/26 – 4pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
Arlington Renegades @ Houston Roughnecks
2/26 – 7pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
Seattle Sea Dragons @ Vegas Vipers
3/4 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
St. Louis BattleHawks @ DC Defenders
3/5 – 1pm ET – FX – Streaming
Orlando Guardians @ Arlington Renegades
3/5 – 4pm ET – FX – Streaming
San Antonio Brahmas @ Houston Roughnecks
3/5 – 8pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
Houston Roughnecks @ Orlando Guardians
3/11 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
San Antonio Brahmas @ Seattle Sea Dragons
3/11 – 10pm ET – FX – Streaming
Arlington Renegades @ St. Louis BattleHawks
3/12 – 4pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
Vegas Vipers @ DC Defenders
3/12 – 7pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
Houston Roughnecks @ Seattle Sea Dragons
3/16 – 9pm ET – FX – Streaming
DC Defenders @ St. Louis BattleHawks
3/18 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
Orlando Guardians @ Vegas Vipers
3/18 – 10pm ET – FX – Streaming
Arlington Renegades @ San Antonio Brahmas
3/19 – 10pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
Seattle Sea Dragons @ Orlando Guardians
3/25 – 1:30pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
St. Louis BattleHawks @ Vegas Vipers
3/25 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
San Antonio Brahmas @ Arlington Renegades
3/26 – 3pm ET – ABC – Streaming
Houston Roughnecks @ DC Defenders
3/27 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
Seattle Sea Dragons @ Arlington Renegades
3/31 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
St. Louis BattleHawks @ Houston Roughnecks
4/1 – 3pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
San Antonio Brahmas @ Vegas Vipers
4/1 – 6pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
DC Defenders @ Orlando Guardians
4/2 – 7pm ET – FX – Streaming
Vegas Vipers @ St. Louis BattleHawks
4/8 – 1pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
Arlington Renegades @ Orlando Guardians
4/8 – 4pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
Houston Roughnecks @ San Antonio Brahmas
4/9 – 3pm ET – ABC – Streaming
DC Defenders @ Seattle Sea Dragons
4/9 – 7pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
Vegas Vipers @ Houston Roughnecks
4/15 – 12:30pm ET – ABC – Streaming
Orlando Guardians @ San Antonio Brahmas
4/15 – 7pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
Arlington Renegades @ DC Defenders
4/16 – 12pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
Seattle Sea Dragons @ St. Louis BattleHawks
4/16 – 3pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
Orlando Guardians @ St. Louis BattleHawks
4/22 – 12pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
DC Defenders @ San Antonio Brahmas
3/22 – 3pm ET – ABC – Streaming
Houston Roughnecks @ Arlington Renegades
3/23 – 3pm ET – ESPN – Streaming
Vegas Vipers @ Seattle Sea Dragons
3/23 – pm ET – ESPN2 – Streaming
TBD @ TBD
5/13 – 3pm ET – ABC – Streaming
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Full Press Release:
XFL and ESPN Announce 2023 Schedule
Season kicks off on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 3 pm ET on ABC with
the Vegas Vipers facing the Arlington Renegades at Choctaw Stadium
Opening weekend matchups include:
Feb. 18: Orlando Guardians vs. Houston Roughnecks at TDECU Stadium
(8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN & FX);
Feb. 19: St. Louis Battlehawks vs. San Antonio Brahmas at The Alamodome
(3 p.m. ET, ABC);
Feb. 19: Seattle Sea Dragons vs. D.C. Defenders at Audi Field
(8 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Season tickets now available and single game tickets on sale starting January 12, 2023.
For more information, please visit: www.xfl.com/tickets.
Arlington, TX and Bristol, CT – January 5, 2023 – The XFL today announced its 2023 schedule in partnership with The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, the exclusive broadcast partner of the XFL.
- All 43 XFL games (40 regular season games, two playoffs, one championship) will be featured on a combination of ABC (7 games), ESPN and ESPN2 (22 games), and FX (15 games).
- All XFL games will be streamed on ESPN+ and simulcasted in 142 countries around the world.
“Through the global scale and support of Disney and ESPN, our fans will have multiple options to access and experience the XFL across broadcast, cable, and streaming,” said Russ Brandon, XFL President, “With six weeks until kickoff, we are excited about our partnership and the immersive game day viewing experience that our collaboration will provide viewers.”
Tim Reed, ESPN Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions, added, “Throughout the 2023 XFL season, each platform will have unique opportunities to showcase key moments, from the Championship on ABC, Playoffs on ESPN and ESPN2 and a big opening weekend with games on ESPN, ABC and FX. We are also excited to provide another innovative offering for ESPN+ subscribers, with every game available live.”
The eight XFL teams are split into two divisions: XFL North (D.C. Defenders, Seattle Sea Dragons, St. Louis Battlehawks, Vegas Vipers) and XFL South (Arlington Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Orlando Guardians, San Antonio Brahmas).
“The alignment of our divisions creates instant rivalries and an added level of excitement,” added Brandon. “Fans at every XFL game will experience the energy and passion these players bring to the game while being immersed in a stadium experience designed to bring them closer to the action on the field.”
Opening weekend will kick off on Saturday, February 18, with the Arlington Renegades hosting the Vegas Vipers at Choctaw Stadium on ABC starting at 3 pm ET. Additional opening weekend matchups include:
- Saturday, February 18: Orlando Guardians vs. Houston Roughnecks at TDECU Stadium at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN/FX and ESPN+
- Sunday, February 19: St. Louis Battlehawks vs. San Antonio Brahmas at The Alamodome; at 3 pm ET on ABC and ESPN+
- Sunday. February 19: Seattle Sea Dragons vs. D.C. Defenders at Audi Field in primetime at 8 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+
ESPN will also televise the 2023 XFL Playoffs, which will take place on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, on ESPN and ESPN2, respectively, and streamed on ESPN+. The XFL Championship game is set for Saturday, May 13, at 3 pm ET on ABC and streamed on ESPN+.
The Vegas Vipers will play their home games at Cashman Field, a 10,000-seat venue in downtown Las Vegas. Fans will have access to parking, concessions, and tailgating areas before Vipers games during the season. For more details about the venue and season ticket deposits, please visit www.xfl.com/teams/las-vegas. Single-game tickets will go on sale at a future date.
Season tickets are now available for purchase at XFL.com/tickets, and single-game tickets for all teams other than Vegas will go on sale on January 12, 2023. Season tickets have two membership levels, gold and silver, which include exclusive benefits such as priority access to fan events, game day access to on-field experiences, merchandise discounts, and much more.
For more information on the 2023 schedules and broadcast details, please visit www.xfl.com/schedule.
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The XFL’s ownership group, led by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners, is building a fan-first, fast-paced global professional football league with innovative rules and enhanced 360 game experience. The XFL will bring entertainment to world class football, with the goal of advancing the game of football and expanding player opportunities when it launches in February 2023.