XFL and ESPN announce 2023 schedule

Arlington, TX and Bristol, CT – January 5, 2023 – The XFL has 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:

“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+.

To see the full 2023 XFL Schedule click here.

2023 XFL SCHEDULE

DATE Time (ET) Teams (Away vs. Home) NETWORK
Week 1 Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:00PM Vegas Vipers vs

Arlington Renegades

ABC
Saturday, February 18, 2023 8:30PM Orlando Guardians vs

Houston Roughnecks

ESPN/FX
Sunday, February 19, 2023 3:00PM St. Louis Battlehawks vs

San Antonio Brahmas

ABC
Sunday, February 19, 2023 8:00PM Seattle Sea Dragons vs

D.C. Defenders

ESPN
Week 2 Thursday, February 23, 2023 9:00PM St. Louis Battlehawks vs

Seattle Sea Dragons

FX
Saturday, February 25, 2023 7:00PM D.C. Defenders vs

Vegas Vipers

FX
Sunday, February 26, 2023 4:00PM San Antonio Brahmas vs

Orlando Guardians

ESPN
Sunday, February 26, 2023 7:00PM Arlington Renegades vs

Houston Roughnecks

ESPN2
Week 3 Saturday, March 4, 2023 7:00PM Seattle Sea Dragons vs

Vegas Vipers

FX
Sunday, March 5, 2023 1:00PM St. Louis Battlehawks vs

D.C. Defenders

FX
Sunday, March 5, 2023 4:00PM Orlando Guardians vs

Arlington Renegades

FX
Sunday, March 5, 2023 8:00PM San Antonio Brahmas vs

Houston Roughnecks

ESPN2
Week 4 Saturday, March 11, 2023 7:00PM Houston Roughnecks vs

Orlando Guardians

FX
Saturday, March 11, 2023 10:00PM San Antonio Brahmas vs

Seattle Sea Dragons

FX
Sunday, March 12, 2023 4:00PM Arlington Renegades vs

St. Louis Battlehawks

ESPN2
Sunday, March 12, 2023 7:00PM Vegas Vipers vs

D.C. Defenders

ESPN2
Week 5 Thursday, March 16, 2023 9:00PM Houston Roughnecks vs

Seattle Sea Dragons

FX
Saturday, March 18, 2023 7:00PM D.C. Defenders vs

St. Louis Battlehawks

FX
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00PM Orlando Guardians vs

Vegas Vipers

FX
Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00PM Arlington Renegades vs

San Antonio Brahmas

ESPN2
Week 6

 

Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:30PM Seattle Sea Dragons vs

Orlando Guardians

ESPN
Saturday, March 25, 2023 7:00PM St. Louis Battlehawks vs

Vegas Vipers

FX
Sunday, March 26, 2023 3:00PM San Antonio Brahmas vs

Arlington Renegades

ABC
Monday, March 27, 2023 7:00PM Houston Roughnecks vs
D.C. Defenders
FX
Week 7 Friday, March 31, 2023 7:00PM Seattle Sea Dragons vs

Arlington Renegades

FX
Saturday, April 1, 2023 3:00PM St. Louis Battlehawks vs

Houston Roughnecks

ESPN2
Saturday, April 1, 2023 6:00PM San Antonio Brahmas vs

Vegas Vipers

ESPN
Sunday, April 2,

2023

7:00PM D.C. Defenders vs

Orlando Guardians

FX
Week 8 Saturday, April 8, 2023 1:00PM Vegas Vipers vs

St. Louis Battlehawks

ESPN
Saturday, April 8, 2023 4:00PM Arlington Renegades vs

Orlando Guardians

ESPN
Sunday, April 9, 2023 3:00PM Houston Roughnecks vs

San Antonio Brahmas

ABC
Sunday, April 9, 2023 7:00PM D.C. Defenders vs

Seattle Sea Dragons

ESPN2
Week 9 Saturday, April 15, 2023 12:30PM Vegas Vipers vs

Houston Roughnecks

ABC
Saturday, April 15, 2023 7:00PM Orlando Guardians vs

San Antonio Brahmas

ESPN2
Sunday, April 16, 2023 12:00PM Arlington Renegades vs

D.C. Defenders

ESPN
Sunday, April 16, 2023 3:00PM Seattle Sea Dragons vs

St. Louis Battlehawks

ESPN
Week 10 Saturday, April 22, 2023 12:00PM Orlando Guardians vs

St. Louis Battlehawks

ESPN
Saturday, April 22, 2023 3:00PM D.C Defenders vs

San Antonio Brahmas

ABC
Sunday, April 23, 2023 3:00PM Houston Roughnecks vs

Arlington Renegades

ESPN
Sunday, April 23, 2023 9:00PM Vegas Vipers vs

Seattle Sea Dragons

ESPN2
Week 11 Saturday, April 29, 2023

 

7:00PM Semifinal #1 ESPN2, ESPN Deportes
Sunday, April 30, 2023

 

3:00PM Semifinal #2 ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Week 13 Saturday, May 13, 2023 3:00PM XFL Championship Game ABC, ESPN Deportes

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