SEATTLE — It might not have any players yet, but the Seattle XFL franchise has a name.
And a logo.
Drum roll please.
The Seattle Dragons, with a fierce green and red dragon logo.
After more than eight months without a name or logo, the team got both as the league rolled out names and logos for all eight teams in the league on Wednesday, which begins play the weekend of Feb. 8-9.
“Today, our team is born,” said Dragons president Ryan Gustafson after media personality Colin Cowherd helped unveil name on a show livestreamed by the league.
Why the Dragons?
“We wanted something that was unique but also part of the entire brand that represents the community of Seattle, with the imagery of the water, the city and just the fierceness of the character,” Gustafson said. “That is something we felt was very representative of Seattle and something we are very excited about. That was the name we felt was best going to represent the city.”
Gustafson said there was a big list of options, “but this is the one we landed on early on.”
Jim Zorn, the coach and general manager of the Dragons, said he likes the name.
“I think it’s awesome and I am really excited about the colors as well because we can do a lot with that,” he said.
The other teams in the league are the New York Guardians, the Tampa Bay Vipers, the St. Louis Battle Hawks, the Los Angeles Wildcats, the Houston Roughnecks, the Dallas Renegades and the DC Defenders.
The Dragons expects to unveil their uniforms by Thanksgiving, Gustafson said.
The league will hold a player draft in October and the schedule is expected to be announced by the end of September.