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XFL and ESPN Announce 2023 Schedule, Divisions, Vegas Vipers Playing At Cashman Field

Season kicks off on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 3 pm ET on ABC with the Vegas Vipers facing the Arlington Renegades at Choctaw Stadium

Opening weekend matchups include:

Feb. 18: Orlando Guardians vs. Houston Roughnecks at TDECU Stadium (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN & FX);

Feb. 19: St. Louis Battlehawks vs. San Antonio Brahmas at The Alamodome (3 p.m. ET, ABC);

Feb. 19: Seattle Sea Dragons vs. D.C. Defenders at Audi Field (8 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Season tickets now available and single game tickets on sale starting January 12, 2023.

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Arlington, TX and Bristol, CT – January 5, 2023 – The XFL today announced its 2023 schedule in partnership with The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, the exclusive broadcast partner of the XFL.

Key details:

  • All 43 XFL games (40 regular season games, two playoffs, one championship) will be featured on a combination of ABC (7 games), ESPN and ESPN2 (22 games), and FX (15 games).
  • All XFL games will be streamed on ESPN+ and simulcasted in 142 countries around the world.

“Through the global scale and support of Disney and ESPN, our fans will have multiple options to access and experience the XFL across broadcast, cable, and streaming,” said Russ Brandon, XFL President, “With six weeks until kickoff, we are excited about our partnership and the immersive game day viewing experience that our collaboration will provide viewers.”

Tim Reed, ESPN Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions, added, “Throughout the 2023 XFL season, each platform will have unique opportunities to showcase key moments, from the Championship on ABC, Playoffs on ESPN and ESPN2 and a big opening weekend with games on ESPN, ABC and FX. We are also excited to provide another innovative offering for ESPN+ subscribers, with every game available live.”

The eight XFL teams are split into two divisions: XFL North (D.C. Defenders, Seattle Sea Dragons, St. Louis Battlehawks, Vegas Vipers) and XFL South (Arlington Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, Orlando Guardians, San Antonio Brahmas).

“The alignment of our divisions creates instant rivalries and an added level of excitement,” added Brandon. “Fans at every XFL game will experience the energy and passion these players bring to the game while being immersed in a stadium experience designed to bring them closer to the action on the field.”

Opening weekend will kick off on Saturday, February 18, with the Arlington Renegades hosting the Vegas Vipers at Choctaw Stadium on ABC starting at 3 pm ET. Additional opening weekend matchups include:

  • Saturday, February 18: Orlando Guardians vs. Houston Roughnecks at TDECU Stadium at 8:30 pm ET on ESPN/FX and ESPN+
  • Sunday, February 19: St. Louis Battlehawks vs. San Antonio Brahmas at The Alamodome; at 3 pm ET on ABC and ESPN+
  •  Sunday. February 19: Seattle Sea Dragons vs. D.C. Defenders at Audi Field in primetime at 8 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+

ESPN will also televise the 2023 XFL Playoffs, which will take place on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, on ESPN and ESPN2, respectively, and streamed on ESPN+. The XFL Championship game is set for Saturday, May 13, at 3 pm ET on ABC and streamed on ESPN+.

The Vegas Vipers will play their home games at Cashman Field, a 10,000-seat venue in downtown Las Vegas. Fans will have access to parking, concessions, and tailgating areas before Vipers games during the season. For more details about the venue and season ticket deposits, please visit Single-game tickets will go on sale at a future date.

Season tickets are now available for purchase at, and single-game tickets for all teams other than Vegas will go on sale on January 12, 2023. Season tickets have two membership levels, gold and silver, which include exclusive benefits such as priority access to fan events, game day access to on-field experiences, merchandise discounts, and much more.


WEEKDATETime (ET)Teams (Away vs. Home)NETWORK
Week 1Saturday, February 18, 20233:00PMVegas Vipers vs Arlington RenegadesABC
Week 1Saturday, February 18, 20238:30PMOrlando Guardians vs Houston RoughnecksESPN/FX
Week 1Sunday, February 19, 20233:00PMSt. Louis Battlehawks vs San Antonio BrahmasABC
Week 1Sunday, February 19, 20238:00PMSeattle Sea Dragons vs D.C. DefendersESPN
Week 2Thursday, February 23, 20239:00PMSt. Louis Battlehawks vs Seattle Sea DragonsFX
Week 2Saturday, February 25, 20237:00PMD.C. Defenders vs Vegas VipersFX
Week 2Sunday, February 26, 20234:00PMSan Antonio Brahmas vs Orlando GuardiansESPN
Week 2Sunday, February 26, 20237:00PMArlington Renegades vs Houston RoughnecksESPN2
Week 3Saturday, March 4, 20237:00PMSeattle Sea Dragons vs Vegas VipersFX
Week 3Sunday, March 5, 20231:00PMSt. Louis Battlehawks vs D.C. DefendersFX
Week 3Sunday, March 5, 20234:00PMOrlando Guardians vs Arlington RenegadesFX
Week 3Sunday, March 5, 20238:00PMSan Antonio Brahmas vs Houston RoughnecksESPN2
Week 4Saturday, March 11, 20237:00PMHouston Roughnecks vs Orlando GuardiansFX
Week 4Saturday, March 11, 202310:00PMSan Antonio Brahmas vs Seattle Sea DragonsFX
Week 4Sunday, March 12, 20234:00PMArlington Renegades vs St. Louis BattlehawksESPN2
Week 4Sunday, March 12, 20237:00PMVegas Vipers vs D.C. DefendersESPN2
Week 5Thursday, March 16, 20239:00PMHouston Roughnecks vs Seattle Sea DragonsFX
Week 5Saturday, March 18, 20237:00PMD.C. Defenders vs St. Louis BattlehawksFX
Week 5Saturday, March 18, 202310:00PMOrlando Guardians vs Vegas VipersFX
Week 5Sunday, March 19, 202310:00PMArlington Renegades vs San Antonio BrahmasESPN2
Week 6Saturday, March 25, 20231:30PMSeattle Sea Dragons vs Orlando GuardiansESPN
Week 6Saturday, March 25, 20237:00PMSt. Louis Battlehawks vs Vegas VipersFX
Week 6Sunday, March 26, 20233:00PMSan Antonio Brahmas vs Arlington RenegadesABC
Week 6Monday, March 27, 20237:00PMHouston Roughnecks vs
D.C. Defenders
Week 7Friday, March 31, 20237:00PMSeattle Sea Dragons vs Arlington RenegadesFX
Week 7Saturday, April 1, 20233:00PMSt. Louis Battlehawks vs Houston RoughnecksESPN2
Week 7Saturday, April 1, 20236:00PMSan Antonio Brahmas vs Vegas VipersESPN
Week 7Sunday, April 2, 20237:00PMD.C. Defenders vs Orlando GuardiansFX
Week 8Saturday, April 8, 20231:00PMVegas Vipers vs St. Louis BattlehawksESPN
Week 8Saturday, April 8, 20234:00PMArlington Renegades vs Orlando GuardiansESPN
Week 8Sunday, April 9, 20233:00PMHouston Roughnecks vs San Antonio BrahmasABC
Week 8Sunday, April 9, 20237:00PMD.C. Defenders vs Seattle Sea DragonsESPN2
Week 9Saturday, April 15, 202312:30PMVegas Vipers vs Houston RoughnecksABC
Week 9Saturday, April 15, 20237:00PMOrlando Guardians vs San Antonio BrahmasESPN2
Week 9Sunday, April 16, 202312:00PMArlington Renegades vs D.C. DefendersESPN
Week 9Sunday, April 16, 20233:00PMSeattle Sea Dragons vs St. Louis BattlehawksESPN
Week 10Saturday, April 22, 202312:00PMOrlando Guardians vs St. Louis BattlehawksESPN
Week 10Saturday, April 22, 20233:00PMD.C Defenders vs San Antonio BrahmasABC
Week 10Sunday, April 23, 20233:00PMHouston Roughnecks vs Arlington RenegadesESPN
Week 10Sunday, April 23, 20239:00PMVegas Vipers vs Seattle Sea DragonsESPN2
Week 11Saturday, April 29, 20237:00PMSemifinal #1ESPN2
Week 11Sunday, April 30, 20233:00PMSemifinal #2ESPN
Week 13Saturday, May 13, 20233:00PMXFL Championship GameABC

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