The Baltimore, Maryland based Arena Football League (AFL) franchise announced their name and logo on January 25th, 2017. They're the AFL's fifth franchise. They'll play all home games at Royal Farms Arena which seats 11,271 for arena football. The team is owned by Monumental Sports and Entertainment headed by Ted Leonsis, the same group that owns the AFL's Washington Valor, WNBA's Washington Mystics, NBA's Washington Wizards, and NHL's Washington Capitals. The team's name and logo are tributes to the city's military history, specifically Fort McHenry and the Baltimore Harbor. The name Brigade has been used before in the AFL with the Kansas City Brigade from 2006-2008. In the new CAN-AM indoor football league, there's a team called the New Hampshire Brigade. Baltimore's head coach is Omarr Smith, who last was the head coach of the now defunct Los Angeles KISS. Baltimore kicks off the season April 7th on the road against the Washington Valor.