The Washington Valor is a professional arena football team based in Washington, D.C. scheduled to begin play in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2017. The team's planned home arena is the Verizon Center. The Valor is owned by Monument Sports and Entertainment (Ted Leonsis, chairman), which also owns the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the new Baltimore Brigade franchise.Team Members Show Thumbs Cutouts Renders
The initial announcement was made on February 10, 2016 of being close to a deal. The official announcement was made on March 10, 2016. The name team name Valor, and colors of red, white, blue and silver were announced on July 14, 2016. The Valor will be the first AFL franchise to play in the DC market since the Washington Commandos folded in 1990.
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The Verizon Center, formerly known as the MCI Center, is a sports and entertainment arena in Washington, D.C.
Named after its sponsor, the telecommunications company Verizon Communications, the Verizon Center has been nicknamed the "Phone Booth" by local fans, because of its historical association with various telecommunications companies, such as MCI Inc. and Verizon. Located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the Verizon Center sits atop the Gallery Place rapid transit station of the Washington Metro.