Memphis Showboats USFL Team Is Back In Town

2023 schedule

The Memphis Showboats first season is officially underway! You can catch the team during any one of their six home games between April and June at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. Keep scrolling to see the upcoming game themes and giveaways.

Here's what we've gathered from the first game. If they keep it similar for the all games then we can expect parking to open about four hours prior to kickoff. I'm all about the idea of tailgating in the spring. Gates open about an hour and a half ahead of kickoff time.



Theme Nights

Week 3 - 4/29 | 901 Night
First 5,000 fans receive a Showboats '901' hat

Week 6 - 5/20 | Family Day
First 5,000 fans receive foam footballs

Week 7 - 5/28 | Hats Off to Heroes
First 3,000 fans receive USFL hats

Week 9 - 6/10 | Bobblehead Night + Day of Giving
First 3,000 fans receive Showboats Bobbleheads

Week 10 - 6/17 | Fan Appreciation Night
First 5,000 fans receive Showboat Grill Tool


Skipper is the name of the Showboats' mascot that was recently announced. He is adorable and deserved his own section. We love him.




About The Memphis Showboats

The Memphis Showboats play began in April 2023 with home games at the Liberty Bowl and about ten games total. Sorry, I mean the Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. The league has eight teams. The coach, Todd Haley has coached in the NFL. Brady White returns to his old college turf as QB.

USFL teams don’t all have their own stadiums, so the Houston Gamblers (gambling and riverboats, eh?) will also use the Liberty Bowl as their “home” arena.

In the eighties, the original version of the United States Football League had a Memphis team, also called the Showboats. So it’s a throwback.

vintage memphis showboats logo

This anthropomorphized steamboat logo used in the 1980s is also giving "aggressive, but still a boat, and going so fast the stacks (smokestacks) are flapping behind him like those flailing / dancing air tube guys".

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Go Showboats!

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Robert Williams

Let go Showboat, make it rock let those Smokestack do what it do!!!

November 29, 2022 3:21am