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Alliance of American Football reveals San Diego team name, colors

Posted: 9:06 AM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 16:06:48Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The new professional football team set to hit the field in San Diego next year now has a Naval-inspired name and logo.

The eight-team Alliance of American Football (AAF) begins play on Feb. 9, 2019, and on Tuesday, the team names and logos were officially unveiled.

The teams are:

  • San Diego Fleet
  • San Antonio Commanders
  • Salt Lake Stallions
  • Arizona Hotshots
  • Atlanta Legends
  • Memphis Express
  • Birmingham Iron
  • Orlando Apollos

The Fleet, inspired by San Diego’s Navy presence, will play their home games at SDCCU Stadium -- the former home of the NFL Chargers. The team will be led by former NFL head coach Mike Martz.

The team colors are a “battleship” gray and a yellow that symbolizes San Diego’s sunshine.

Charlie Ebersol, the co-founder of the AAF, said, “San Diego is a football city. It’s deeply ingrained in the culture of the city.”