The XFL has revealed the brand identities, names and logos for the league’s eight teams as it prepares for its relaunch on February 18, 2023.
The team names include the Arlington Renegades, D.C. Defenders, Houston Roughnecks, Orlando Guardians, San Antonio Brahmas, Seattle Sea Dragons, St. Louis Battlehawks and Vegas Vipers.
“We could not be more excited to unveil our new team identities,” said Dany Garcia, XFL chairwoman and owner. “Countless hours of creative sessions and collaboration went into bringing these team brands to life. Each team’s identity represents the fabric of their local community while also embodying the XFL’s vision and ethos: they are authentic, dynamic, modern and unapologetically bold. We can’t wait to see our XFL fans representing their favorite XFL teams this upcoming season.”
The XFL will kick off on February 18, 2023, in partnership with the Walt Disney Company and ESPN. The league’s inaugural season was in 2001 and lasted one season. It was re-launched in 2018 with the first season of play starting in 2020, but that itineration of the league lasted five weeks before being shut down in part because of COVID-19. The league filed for bankruptcy and was bought by the new owners in August 2020.
“Every one of these logos has a unique energy, intensity, and electricity that each team and their fans will bring on game day,” XFL Owner Dwayne Johnson added. “We have our cities, our team identities and our rockstar coaches. Now we get to fill our rosters with hungry and deserving players that will wear their uniforms with XFL pride.”
The XFL has selected Arlington, Texas, and Choctaw Stadium as its new football operations hub. The hub will consist of a centralized performance facility and multiple practice venues for preseason and in-week training for the league’s eight teams. This hybrid model provides players access to full-time, on-site support from coaches and athletic training staff, while still developing community relations within their local markets.