The American Alliance Football league revealed the remaining four team names Tuesday morning. The list of teams goes as follows, the Birmingham Iron, the Memphis Express, the Orlando Apollos, the Atlanta Legends, the Salt Lake City Stallions, the Arizona Hotshots, the San Diego Fleet, and your very own, the San Antonio Commanders. Across social media platforms, each team has their own page with a video showing the reason behind the team’s name along with the reveal of the official name and logo.
For San Antonio, the video describes how the military plays a big role in our city from day to day. Saying our nickname “Military City” they also described the history of the different types of military bases in our city dating back to the days of the Alamo. The Alamo is part of the new logo along with a saber going across it. The team’s colors will be maroon and silver gray.
Former Reagan High School standout quarterback Trevor Knight will lead our Commanders into battle as he looks to transition successfully from the NFL to the AAF. Knight isn’t the only former household quarterback name. Birmingham Iron signed former Alabama standout Blake Sims and the Memphis Express signed former LSU star Zach Mettenberger.
For San Antonio, this could be the start of the NFL looking to give us a chance to have our own team in the league. In spite of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones blocking multiple attempts at a third team entering in the NFL from Texas, if the popularity of the AAF takes off, there won’t denying us any longer as a major football city. Season ticket deposits are $50 with a maximum of four seats. The Commanders will be playing at the Alamodome wen the season kicks off February 9th next year. Go Commanders!