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St. Louis To Host The UFL Championship Game On June 16th

In the midst of the UFL schedule release, another nugget has emerged: The UFL Championship will be played in the city of St. Louis.

In RJ Young’s latest article for FOX Sports, he details that the Championship game will be played in St. Louis:

“The UFL recognizes just how strong spring football has been in St. Louis, as the city was rewarded with the title game at The Dome at America’s Center. This marks the first time that either USFL or XFL teams will play for a championship in the Gateway City.

The Battlehawks have enjoyed the best attendance for home games among XFL and USFL teams, and UFL vice president of football operations Daryl Johnston has pointed toward it as the gold standard for game-day experience and atmosphere.

In 2023, the USFL played its postseason and championship game at Tom Benson Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium, while the XFL played its championship game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.”

Note: RJ Young has since updated the verbiage in his original post. Now referring to St. Louis being the host site as a “rumor”.

This is huge news for the city, and for fans of the St. Louis Battlehawks. The team boasted some of the most impressive fan turnouts we’ve ever seen in spring football last year, proving their value to the XFL – and now, the newly formed UFL. The Dome at America’s Center has consistently been a rocking venue both in 2020 and 2023, and one would expect those numbers to be even better with a second consecutive season.

This pivot for the Championship game makes a lot of sense. The USFL held both of their Championships at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, and saw decent crowds – but neither got close to the attendance we saw in St. Louis, as the Battlehawks averaged over 35,000 fans per game in 2023.

San Antonio hosted the 2023 XFL Championship at the Alamodome, and saw a respectable crowd of over 22,000.

Final Thoughts

Last year, despite a 7-3 record, the Battlehawks were not able to crack the postseason. However, this year they will not only have an opportunity to play for a Championship, but also will be able to host the game on their home turf, if they make it there.

Under the leadership of second year Head Coach Anthony Becht, the Battlehawks are primed for an exciting season in the UFL.

What are your thoughts on the UFL Championship being played in St. Louis? Will the Battlehawks have a chance to play in this game? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!

 

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