BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s new arena football league has revealed its name, logo and uniforms after months of anticipation.
The Baltimore Brigade will take the field this spring. Now that they have everything else, they just need players.
Team co-owner Roger Mody calls it a nod to our military and nautical history. The prominent “B” resembles a fort.
“The Brigade fit like a glove because it is working as a unified force to accomplish victory in battle,” Mody says.
Baltimore-based Under Armour made the navy blue, light blue, silver and white uniforms.
“Couldn’t be any happier,” said head coach Omarr Smith. “I’m glad it’s finally here. We have an identity now.”
Smith is building the roster from its current 10 players to 24.
Former Raven Khreem Smith has already signed on.
“It’s exciting right now but I’m ready to get to work in a couple months and try to give everybody a winning team,” the defensive lineman said.
The team will be based out of Royal Farms Arena, which attracts 800,000 people per year.
Tickets are on sale online and at the box office. Team owners are vowing to keep the prices affordable.
“The more games, more people, more money,” Mona Taylor told WJZ’s Amy Yensi.
Arena football’s more intimate indoor seating puts fans face-to-face with the fast-paced action, but some fans aren’t sure if Baltimore will embrace the Brigade.
“Do you think there’s room in Baltimore for another successful team,” Dashawn Campbell asked. No. Baltimore Ravens fans are diehard fans, I don’t think they’re going to want to share the town.
We’ll see soon enough. The team will face the Washington Valor in their first game on April 7.
Training camp begins March 15. The team plans to announce cheerleader tryouts very soon.