A San Antonio Alliance of American Football team will be unveiled Thursday, with the club to begin play at the Alamodome in 2019.
The Alliance of American Football (AAF) is set to debut in February 2019 as a new spring professional football league with eight teams. Announcements over the last several months have seen the upstart league place teams in seven markets, and now San Antonio will add to that mix.
On Thursday, a new San Antonio AAF team will be formally announced. The club will play its home games at the Alamodome, and compete in a league that has already announced teams in several Southeast and Southwest United States markets. More from MySanAntonio.com:
The San Antonio team will play its home games at the city-owned Alamodome. Terms of the rental agreement have not yet been released by the city.
The AAF will also have teams in Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis, Tenn.; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; and San Diego.
Alamadome first opened in 1993, and currently serves as home to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s football program and the annual Alamo Bowl. It also has NFL regular-season experience, as it was used for three home games for the New Orleans Saints during the 2005 season, when the club moved contests from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina caused damage to the Superdome.