Co-owner Roger Mody, Mayor Catherine Pugh, and head coach Omarr Smith announced that the new Arena Football team will be called the Baltimore Brigade with blue, black, and white as the team colors.
The regular season begins April 7 when the Brigade travel down the Beltway to take on their expansion counterparts in D.C., the Washington Valor. The home opener will be a month later when they face the Tampa Bay Storm at Royal Farms Arena on May 7.
Many fans had been debating for weeks what nickname they believed the organization would choose.
The most popular choice among Facebook and Twitter users seemed to be a revival of the Canadian Football League’s Baltimore Stallions who won the Grey Cup in their only year of existence. Since the organization went in a different direction with the Brigade, let’s take a look at what social media thought of the new team’s brand:
— Chris Montcalmo Music (@ChrisMontMusic) January 25, 2017
— FOX Sports Radio1340 (@1340AMFOXSports) January 25, 2017
— Jeffrey Bowler (@JeffreyAram) January 25, 2017
#BmoreProud…Love it! Welcome to Bmore Hon 🙂 @BaltimoreAFL
— Bmore Fan (@egoddess1) January 25, 2017
I'm excited about Baltimore's new Arena Football League. I can't wait to go to games!! #BaltimoreBrigade
— Michelle Richardson (@MRichWMAR2) January 25, 2017
We will provides updates of the social media’s reaction as they roll in. Stay tuned
Brian Baublitz Jr., received his Bachelor’s Degree from Towson University in Baltimore, MD. He is a DJ, Play-by-Play Broadcaster, & Public Address Announcer for many colleges and high schools in the DMV area. His articles ‘A Bird’s Eye View” and ‘A Day In The Life: A Homeschooler’s Story’ were published on StadiumJourney.com and Homeschool.com respectively. He hasn’t missed a Baltimore Ravens home game in 16 years. He used to work on the Orioles Grounds Crew and collects mini helmets from all four major sports leagues along with every FBS football program.