The New Jersey Generals and Pittsburgh Maulers will play their 2023 United States Soccer League regular season games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio this year.

The Generals and Maulers will meet in their first game of the season on April 23. The site will also host the 2023 USFL North Division Playoff Game and Championship Game. USFL and Hall of Fame Village officials made the announcement Wednesday.

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The USFL Championship trophy is seen on the field during warmups before the game between the Birmingham Stallions and the Pittsburgh Maulers at Protective Stadium on May 29, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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«The USFL is excited to have the Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals practice and play in Canton during the 2023 regular season,» said USFL Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations Daryl Johnston. «The outstanding regional support we received during our first postseason from football fans in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including the great city of Pittsburgh, along with our successful partnership with Hall of Fame Village, led to this moment.»

The USFL hosted its championship game and playoffs at the facility last season. The Generals were the North Division champions, but lost to the Philadelphia Stars in the playoffs.

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Detailed view of a New Jersey Generals helmet on top of a Gatorade cart during the USFL playoff game against the Philadelphia Stars on June 25, 2022 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Detailed view of a New Jersey Generals helmet on top of a Gatorade cart during the USFL playoff game against the Philadelphia Stars on June 25, 2022 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.
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The Birmingham Stallions defeated the Stars 33-30 in the championship after beating the New Orleans Breakers in the playoffs.

«After the incredible response from soccer fans during last year’s USFL postseason, we are thrilled to expand our partnership by hosting regular season games in 2023,» said Michael Crawford, CEO of Hall of Fame Resort and Entertainment Company. , in a press release. «The USFL is a fan-first league, so we’re creating a fun and affordable entertainment destination here in Canton where football fans can cheer on the Pittsburgh Maulers, New Jersey Generals and other teams. of the USFL while enjoying a wide variety of programming and activities throughout the Hall of Fame Village before and after games.

The Pittsburgh Maulers flag flies during the game against the Michigan Panthers at Legion Field on June 19, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Pittsburgh Maulers flag flies during the game against the Michigan Panthers at Legion Field on June 19, 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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The USFL will also host games in Birmingham and Memphis this season.

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