The San Antonio Commanders.That will be the name of the San Antonio franchise in the new Alliance of American Football, which begins play at the Alaodome in February, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
AAF CEO Charlie Eberson today announed the names, the team colors, and the logos of the four franchises in the western conference.
He says the name 'Commanders' is in honor of San Antonio's long history of the military.
"The San Antonio Commanders honor the heroic leaders in the United States Air Force and the United States Army, who have dedicated their lives to service and sacrifice for this great country," Ebersol said.
The helmet shield of the team will feature a military sword in front of a drawing of the familiar front of the Alamo, and the team colors will be the silver of the sword and the red of the Texas flag.
"The shape of the logo is a representative of a military patch and includes a depiction of the alamo, a profound symbol for the City of San Antonio," Ebersol said. "The single star is a not to the lone star state."
The 10 week regular season of the AAF begins on February 9th, with the championship game to be played the weekend of April 26.
The other teams in the AAF Western Division are the San Diego Fleet, the Salt Lake City Stallions, and the Arizona Hotshots.
IMAGE COURTESY: ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL.