USFL Locks In Ford Field For The Michigan Panthers 2024 Season

USFL Locks In Ford Field For The Michigan Panthers 2024 Season

The Michigan Panthers are officially returning to Ford Field for the 2024 season. After a long period of silence from both parties, the USFL announced today that the stadium has been locked in for next year.

This is huge news for the league, and the Panthers in general. Over the past month, the USFL-XFL merger news has shaken up the world of spring football to its core. At first, the Michigan Panthers future was, potentially, in jeopardy.

However, recent reports have indicated that Michigan – alongside all eight USFL teams – will be safe in the new league. Now, this news further supports the notion that the Panthers will be playing professional football in their home state, back at Ford Field for another season.

In 2023, Detroit was introduced as a market for the USFL. The Michigan Panthers and Philadelphia Stars both played in the city, with Michigan seeing some excellent crowds at Ford Field.

After an up and down campaign, the Panthers ultimately clinched a postseason berth in front of a fired up crowd, taking down Philadelphia in week ten.

Now, the franchise is set to return to Michigan for 2024. While the structure for the new merged league isn’t perfectly clear – and hasn’t been legally approved yet – this is an excellent step in the right direction for Michigan.

Fans can place their season ticket deposits here.

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