15 of 17 Home Matches at Carroll Stadium Fall on Weekends, Including 14 Saturday Fixtures
The USL Championship today announced its full 2023 schedule, with the 13th season in the league’s history set to feature a 408-game regular season over 32 weeks with each team playing 34 matches in the quest to earn a berth to the 2023 USL Championship Playoffs.
Indy Eleven will face off against all 23 USL Championship foes during its tenth season of play overall (and its sixth in the USL Championship), with home and away series set for its Eastern Conference opponents and a split of six home and six away affairs against Western Conference sides.
“The excitement of the season starts in earnest with the release of today’s schedule, which with the bulk of our home games again falling on weekends makes it another fan-friendly calendar,” said Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven President & Chief Executive Officer. “We have so many reasons to feel positive about the direction of the club both on and off the field as we head into the season. Everyone at Indy Eleven cannot wait for our fans and the city to rally behind their Boys in Blue all season long at Carroll Stadium beginning in April.”
Indy’s season starts in March on the road with foes old and new in the Tampa Bay Rowdies (March 11) and Detroit City FC (March 25) before it returns to Carroll Stadium to play four of five games at home in April, starting against Las Vegas Lights on Saturday, April 1. That match will mark the first of 14 Saturday contests on the team’s 17-game home calendar in 2023, which includes another weekend game on Sunday, Sept. 24, against Rio Grande Valley Toros FC, and a pair of Wednesday matches over the summer.
The home opener will also be the first of four debut meetings for Indy against Western Conference sides in 2023, a series that will include the following contest against Oakland Roots SC (April 8) and road affairs at Sacramento Republic FC (May 13) and Phoenix Rising FC (Sept. 20), the latter featuring Eleven forward Solomon Asante’s return to the desert where he won a pair of USL Championship MVP Awards in 2019 & 2020.
One of the marquee match-ups at “The Mike” this season will hit on Saturday, May 27, when the Boys in Blue will host the home leg of its LIPAFC rivalry series against Louisville City FC during the active Memorial Day Weekend in the Circle City. More holiday weekend clashes at Carroll Stadium follow across the summer with an “Indy-Pendence” Celebration affair on Saturday, July 1, vs. San Diego Loyal SC, and a Labor Day Weekend meeting with The Miami FC on Saturday, Sept. 2.
The San Diego clash marks the first match in a season-long four-game homestand at “The Mike” that will encompass most of July (July 8 vs. Tulsa, July 12 vs. Charleston, and July 22 vs. Tampa Bay) and will lead into a pivotal pair of road contests four days apart at Pittsburgh Riverhounds FC (July 26) and LouCity FC (July 29). After a season-long three-game away swing through mid-August (at Miami, El Paso, and Memphis), the schedule balances out over the final eight games of the season with rotating pairs of home and away matches.
Indy’s final homestand of the season will commence with the Sunday, Sept. 24, match against RGV Toros and finish on Saturday, Sept. 30, with its rivalry return game against Detroit City FC. The Championship regular season will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 14 with a full slate of 12 games, including several intriguing contests that could decide postseason places and seeding for the top eight teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences – including Indy’s trip to Texas to take on defending Championship title holder San Antonio FC at Toyota Field.
At the conclusion of the regular season, the top eight teams in each conference will qualify for the 2023 USL Championship Playoffs. The USL Championship Playoffs will remain a single-elimination format and will return to a fixed bracket format, culminating in the 2023 USL Championship Final on a to be determined date between Nov. 9 and Nov. 13, 2023.
Indy Eleven 2023 USL Championship Regular Season Schedule
Home teams listed first; home games at IUPUI Carroll Stadium in bold;
Start times & local/national broadcast information to be announced later;
Dates subject to change; visit indyeleven.com/2023-schedule for most up to date version of the schedule
Saturday, March 11: Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, March 25: Detroit City FC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, April 1: Indy Eleven vs. Las Vegas Lights FC
Saturday, April 8: Indy Eleven vs. Oakland Roots SC
Saturday, April 15: Orange County SC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, April 22: Indy Eleven vs. Monterey Bay F.C.
Saturday, April 29: Indy Eleven vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Saturday, May 6: Loudoun United FC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, May 13: Sacramento Republic FC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, May 20: Indy Eleven vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Saturday, May 27: Indy Eleven vs. Louisville City FC
Friday, June 2: Charleston Battery vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, June 10: Indy Eleven vs. Hartford Athletic
Saturday, June 17: Birmingham Legion FC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, June 24: Hartford Athletic vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, July 1: Indy Eleven vs. San Diego Loyal SC
Saturday, July 8: Indy Eleven vs. FC Tulsa
Wednesday, July 12: Indy Eleven vs. Charleston Battery
Saturday, July 22: Indy Eleven vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Wednesday, July 26: Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, July 29: Louisville City FC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, August 5: Indy Eleven vs. Memphis 901 FC
Wednesday, August 9: Indy Eleven vs. Birmingham Legion FC
Saturday, August 12: The Miami FC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, August 19: El Paso Locomotive FC vs. Indy Eleven
Wednesday, July 23: Memphis 901 FC vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, August 26: Indy Eleven vs. Loudoun United FC
Saturday, September 2: Indy Eleven vs. The Miami FC
Friday, September 15: New Mexico United vs. Indy Eleven
Wednesday, September 20: Phoenix Rising FC vs. Indy Eleven
Sunday, September 24: Indy Eleven vs. Rio Grande Valley Toros FC
Saturday, September 30: Indy Eleven vs. Detroit City FC
Saturday, October 7: FC Tulsa vs. Indy Eleven
Saturday, October 14: San Antonio FC vs. Indy Eleven