SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – San Antonio’s new Alliance of American Football team will be the Commanders.
The league this morning announced the name and introduced the logo–a maroon, red and silver shield depicting the Alamo, a sword and a star.
“The much-anticipated choice appropriately reflects the essence of Military City USA. It’s an undeniable emotional connection with a city and its people –a tribute to San Antonio’s collaborative spirit, its many victories and its three centuries of military presence now embodied by so many Army and Air Force families,” the league said in a statement released Tuesday.
The AAF says the San Antonio Commanders name honors “the heroic leaders in the United States Air Force and United States Army who have dedicated their lives to service and sacrifice for this great country.”
The team colors feature maroon, a color used in the official city logo. Silver is a reference to military swords carried by officers, and the red reflects one of the colors in the Texas state flag. The single star is “a nod to the Lone Star state.”
The Alliance of American Football season kicks off February 9, 2019.
The Commanders, under the leadership of coach Mike Riley, will play at the Alamodome.