Early in the morning, on January 5th, the XFL gave its fans the ONE thing they have been so anxious for, an XFL schedule. The highly anticipated drop was speculated to be released sometime this week, January 8th being a popular guess.
Opening weekend will see the new Vegas Vipers travel to take on the Arlington Renegades at Choctaw Stadium. The game will be played at 3 PM ET and available on ABC. All games will be available through ESPN+ as well.
Following the Vipers @ Renegades matchup, fans can catch the Orlando Guardians take on the Houston Roughnecks at TDECU Stadium at 8:30 PM ET. The game will be available on ESPN and FX.
The Sunday game slate will start with a matchup of the St. Louis Battlehawks heading to the Alamodome to welcome the new San Antonio Brahmas. That game kicks off at 3 PM ET on ABC.
Last, but not least the closer matchup will consist of the Seattle Sea Dragons traveling to D.C. to take on the Defenders at Audi Field. The game will kick off at 8 PM ET and again, is available on ESPN.
All 43 games will be available on a combination of ABC (7 games), ESPN and ESPN2 (22 games), and FX (15 games). ESPN+ will stream all of the games, a good catch-all for the “cut-the-cord” gang.
The eight XFL teams will be split into two divisions: North and South. The XFL North division will include the D.C. Defenders, Seattle Sea Dragons, St.Louis Battlehawks, and the Vegas Vipers. The South will include the Arlington Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Orlando Guardians, and the San Antonio Brahmas.
“The alignment of our divisions creates instant rivalries and an added level of excitement. 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.”Russ Brandon, XFL President
You can check the rest of the 2023 XFL schedule HERE.