Covered in stars, stripes, red, white and blue, the Washington Valor unveiled their uniforms for the 2017 season Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
For their inaugural season starting in the spring, the Arena Football League team of the nation’s capital is donning the same patriotic color scheme of several other Washington, D.C. pro teams — the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals and Mystics.
Officially on March 10, 2016, the AFL awarded Monumental Sports and Entertainment — led by chairman and Capitals and Wizards owner Ted Leonsis — the rights to the new team, which also will play its games at the Verizon Center.
Following the acquisition, longtime AFL coach Dean Cokinos — who helped revealing the uniforms — was named the Valor’s first head coach, and in July, the team was officially named and its logo was released.
The Valor is the first AFL franchise in D.C. since the Washington Commandos, which folded in 1990, and the first indoor league team since the D.C. Armor played in the American Indoor Football Association in 2009.