Inaugural game on April 16 at historic Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
Fans can pre-register for 2023 Memphis Showboats tickets via Ticketmaster
City of Memphis will also host Houston Gamblers during USFL 2023 Season
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 15, 2022) – USFL and city leaders announced today that the iconic Memphis Showboats have come home to the Bluff City.
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Officials reached an agreement for the Memphis Showboats to play the USFL 2023 season at historic Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, home of the 1980s team that featured Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White. The USFL announced the inaugural game will kickoff on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Fans can secure a place in history and lock in priority access to Memphis Showboats games by visiting Ticketmaster to make a ticket deposit for $25.
We’re home,” said Daryl Johnston, USFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. ”The Showboats return to Memphis for the 2023 season. The USFL is appreciative of the tremendous support and commitment from the City of Memphis, Mayor Jim Strickland, and countless other community leaders for bringing professional football back to the Bluff City.”
The USFL also unveiled a new Memphis Showboats logo.
I could not be happier to bring the Showboats back home to Memphis,” said Mayor Jim Strickland. “I have so many fond memories of going to USFL games. The atmosphere was amazing, the spring weather was beautiful, there was quality football, and it was an overall great experience. I know this time will be no different, and I cannot wait to go to the first game on April 16.”
Brian Woods, USFL President of Football Operations, noted the significant role that FedEx Corporation Founder Fred Smith has had in the Showboats…