On the morning of Friday, February 2, 2024, the UFL announced the Houston Roughnecks would play home games at Rice University Stadium. With that last piece of the puzzle finally coming together, the UFL wasted no time in teasing that they would release their schedule on Monday, February 5, 2024.
Previously, UFL President Russ Brandon hinted that the 2024 schedule would be released in mid-January. The delay, likely caused by the uncertainty of a stadium in Houston, has set back the sale of individual game tickets by two weeks. With low ticket sales being an issue for the XFL in 2023, the UFL has its work cut out for it to ensure they are able to maximize ticket sales and ensure good gate revenue in 2024.
The Michigan Panthers and Birmingham Stallions are planning “Town Hall” events on February 9th and 10th, hopefully to drum up support and sell tickets in those markets.
Single-ticket sales will follow the schedule release, hopefully beginning sometime on or after February 12th.
A multitude of St. Louis Battlehawks fans are probably relieved to know they will soon be able to buy a ticket to pack The Dome, as they are known to do. The Battlehawks social media account released a cool teaser to indicate the date the schedule was coming out.
In the afternoon of Friday, February 2, 2024, other UFL team social media accounts posted their own UFL schedule announcements.
stay tuned, familia 🤘
— San Antonio Brahmas (@XFLBrahmas) February 2, 2024
— Houston Roughnecks (@XFLRoughnecks) February 2, 2024
Most UFL markets had already been selling season tickets, but Houston ticket sales had been on hold. Now that the UFL has confirmed the stadium for Houston, season ticket sales are ready to go full speed on Monday.
Afterward, the UFL training camp is coming up soon, scheduled to take place in Arlington, Texas, beginning February 24th. Afterward, the UFL season kicks off on Saturday, March 30th, with a face-off between the Birmingham Stallions and the Arlington Renegades.