June 16, 2024

Football returns to San Antonio with “Horns Forward” for the Brahmas

San Antonio has a great respect and passion for football. Whether it be high school, college, minor league or the pros, the Alamo City will show up and support. Maybe the third time is the charm. We’ve been here before.

San Antonio’s big XFL experience launched on Sunday, February 19, 2023 inside the Alamodome. It was extraordinary to witness an attendance of 24,245 roaring fans rooting for their new Brahmas team opening weekend, which to the XFL is considered a sellout game according on an official XFL statement.

Fans came to the game sporting all kinds of football gear. You saw people sporting Brahmas, UTSA, Dallas Cowboys, Raiders, UT, Steelers, Chiefs and defunct AAF team Commanders gear.

Before the start of the first game, the XFL owners that include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale were out on the field with Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg in front of a roaring crowd waving on the 50-yard line.

During the second quarter, the owners came back out to the field to speak to the fans talking about the city’s passion for the game. Also, Johnson had spoke to the crowd making a breaking news announcement. The XFL choose San Antonio to host the first Inaugural XFL Championship game at the Alamodome May 13th at 7pm that will be broadcasted on television nationally on ESPN on ABC.

“Our inaugural XFL season is officially rolling with our eight teams showing out and representing the passionate fans of their cities,” said Dwayne Johnson, Owner. “From now through May, our athletes have their eyes set on the Championship game and we’re pumped to bring this historic event to the Alamodome. Plus, on a very personal note, I started my wrestling career in San Antonio, specifically at the Alamodome. This was my very first Royal Rumble. The city, the fans – San Antonio and the state of Texas helped shape my career.”

“We are proud to partner with Mayor Nirenberg and the Alamodome to bring our inaugural championship to this great city,” said XFL President Russ Brandon. “San Antonio knows how to host big events and it will be exciting to see the League’s two best teams come together here to celebrate the XFL.”

“San Antonio is the perfect spot for the XFL’s inaugural championship game, and we are more than ready to host this exciting event,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “From the Alamo to the Riverwalk to the city’s burgeoning culinary scene, XFL fans will have an array of fantastic entertainment options for championship weekend in San Antonio.”

“The Alamodome is built for sports’ biggest championships, from Final Fours to bowl games, so hosting the XFL title game here is a perfect fit,” said Steve Zito, Interim Assistant Executive Director for San Antonio’s Convention Sports & Facilities Department. “For 30 years, the Dome has been home to many of football’s biggest moments and memories, and we couldn’t be happier to host so many more on one of the sport’s biggest stages.”

 

Check out highlights from gameday Sunday…

A highlight moment was when talented

Unfortunately for the home team the final score resulted in a loss to the visiting St. Louis Battlehawks 15-18.

San Antonio Brahamas will take on the Orlando Guardians in Florida on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3pm. The game will be televised on ESPN.

To the NFL, we hope that you’re watching how passionate we are and truly deserve a team of our own.