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USFL 2022: Birmingham to host all football games in inaugural season

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The USFL is a new, independent American football league controlled by FOX Sports through NSFL HoldCo, LLC, a new business entity. (Source: USFL) The reborn United States Football League announced Birmingham, Alabama, will host all games during its inaugural season this year. "We're coming to Birmingham!" the league tweeted Tuesday.

According to FOX Sports, the games will be held at Protective Stadium, part of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, with a number of additional games also staged at historic Legion Field.

The first game will feature the New Jersey Generals against the Birmingham Stallions and will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 16 and will air on FOX, according to the outlet. RELATED: USFL giving players and staff tuition-free, debt-free college degree program"Birmingham is one of America's most dynamic and welcoming cities with world-class facilities highlighted by the state-of-the-art Protective Stadium, now home to the USFL," Edward Hartman, USFL executive vice president of business operations told FOX Sports. "Located downtown, it's within walking distance to the hotels where players will reside and many other amenities.

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