The newest Arena Football League team, set to begin play in 2017, officially has a name. They will be known as the Washington Valor. The team colors will be red, white and blue.
The press conference was held at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C. on Thursday morning. In attendance to unveil the team name and colors were head coach Dean Cokinos and AFL commissioner Scott Butera.
“There’s been so much energy and excitement and enthusiasm with this team, without having played one game,” Butera said.
Butera and Cokinos, along with several others, pressed a red button to drop a curtain that unveiled the team’s name and logo. After the unveiling, coach Cokinos took the podium.
“Our team motto, our battle cry, is 21 for 60. 21 men fighting for 60 minutes,” Cokinos said about his team.
The Valor will play all of their home games at the Verizon Center, which is also home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the NHL’s Washington Captials.