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.
DEVELOPING: Multiple sources have indicated that there is a strong possibility that all eight #USFL teams will survive the USFL-XFL merger.
A 12 team league could feature just four #XFL teams. STL, DC, SA, & Arlington would be the likeliest organizations to survive.
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.
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