ABC will broadcast the first game of the rebooted XFL, between the DC Defenders and Seattle Dragons, at Audi Field in Washington, DC, on Saturday, February 8, at 2pm ET.
Meanwhile, ESPN will broadcast the championship game of the spring season American football league, on Sunday, April 26.
The XFL schedule – which was released on October 22 – also features two primetime Thursday night games in the final weeks of the regular season, which will be aired on Fox.
This is the second consecutive year that a second pro football league will debut in the United States. The Alliance of American Football folded after just eight weeks earlier this year.
The XFL is backed by WWE owner Vince McMahon, who has invested nearly $400m (€459m) in the venture. The first version of the XFL — a joint project between WWE and NBC — lasted just one season in 2001.