European League of Football announces kick-off times for the 2023 season
Starting with a bang! While the European League of Football had just announced its schedule at the end of January, all kick-off times have now been set by the league. The 2023 European League of Football schedule will feature each team playing 12 regular-season games within 14 weeks for the second consecutive year.
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Now, all kick-off times have been set. Starting with a triple-header on Saturday, June 3, at 5 PM CET between the Paris Musketeers and Cologne Centurions, the Hamburg Sea Devils and Wrocław Panthers as well as Berlin Thunder and Fehérvár Enthroners.
Later that day, broadcasting continues with last year’s playoff contender Barcelona Dragons hosting the Helvetic Guards (7 PM CET).
Week 1 proceeds on Sunday, with the Munich Ravens and Raiders Tirol presenting themselves in the first German free TV game on ProSieben Maxx at 1 PM CET.
Kickoff weekend concludes at 4:25 PM CET, with a double-header featuring 2021 champion Frankfurt Galaxy traveling to Duisburg to face the Rhein Fire and Leipzig Kings to visit the Prague Lions. The first home game of Rhein Fire, an early highlight, is also broadcasted by ProSieben Maxx.
The Milano Seamen, Stuttgart Surge and Vienna Vikings will all start with a BYE-Week in Week 1.
In Week 2, only the Munich Ravens will have a BYE-Week. It will further feature another triple-header on Saturday, June 10, at 5 PM CET with Stuttgart Surge traveling to Paris to play against the Musketeers, the Cologne Centurions battling the Prague Lions and Frankfurt Galaxy playing the first ever game in Hungary against the Fehérvár Enthroners. The Saturday Night game will feature Milano Seamen playing the Barcelona Dragons in the Velodromo Maspes-Vigorelli in downtown Milan at 7 PM CET.
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For last year’s European Champion Vienna Vikings, the 2023 season starts in Week 2 against the Berlin Thunder. On Sunday, June 11th, at 1 PM CET, newly signed Vikings quarterback Chris Helbig will face the Thunder with two-time Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Kitchens. This game will also be televised via ProSieben Maxx just like later that day, with the Hamburg Sea Devils hosting the Rhein Fire in the Volksparkstadium in what could be the biggest regular season game in the young history of the European League of Football. At the same time, at 4:25 PM CET exactly, the Leipzig Kings will host the Wrocław Panthers and the Helvetic Guards will host the Raiders Tirol.
One general BYE-Week will take place in Week 10, August 5 to 6. For the first time ever, in 2023, the European League of Football will expand their playoff format to six teams, compared to only four teams in the previous two years. Please find a list of guidelines for the new playoff format of the European League of Football here.
Fans can experience exciting European League of Football matchups in person by visiting their favorite team's website, Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the European League of Football, or check out every game live via the GAMEPASS.