The time has finally come! The XFL finally dropped the full uniform spread for the upcoming 2023 season. You can check them out for yourself below.
While some uniforms didn’t change much, some got a pretty hefty overhaul. With three new cities to be represented the change was necessary.
“New” Teams and Uniforms
The Arlington Renegades, Orlando Guardians, San Antonio Brahmas, and the Vegas Vipers will all make their appearance when the XFL kicks off in 2023. Some of you may remember the Vipers and Renegades from the 2020 season, and for good reason. The Renegades hailed from Dallas, while the Vipers played in Tampa Bay. Neither of the names changed, but a slight color change and upgrade to the logos did help liven the relocated teams up a bit.
Vegas now has a Black and Red color scheme as well as a snakeskin pattern through the jersey. The logo was changed from a more traditional “V” to what is being called a “Powerful red fanged V logo”.
Speaking of the Vipers from Tampa Bay, Not only did Tampa lose the Viper’s name, but the whole team. Orlando will assume the mantle of XFL football host. Orlando was host to the short-lived Orlando Apollos during the Alliance of American Football season and was able to hold solid attendance numbers during that season. The Now-Orlando Guardians are another repurposed team and logo from the 2020 XFL season. They had a black and grey color scheme and represented the city of New York.
Arlington swapped from black and blue, to blue and black, and frankly, it works. The biggest change comes from the logo swap. Gone is the red-eyed Cowboy Renegade and in its place a modern and interesting “R”.
San Antonio Brahmas
The San Antonio Brahmas are as new as you can get. Gone are the LA Wildcats, and finally, San Antonio has a professional football team again. The cracked horned texture throughout the uniform is a fantastic touch. The bits of yellow accenting the black uniform just work. the Brahma Horns wrapping the matte black helmets look simple and clean. Regardless of the uniforms though, we know that San Antonio will represent their team well.
Welcome back DC Defenders, Houston Roughnecks, Seattle Sea Dragons, and the St. Louis Battlehawks.
The Defenders kept the same red-on-white approach, but gone are the weird lightning bolts and red helmet of 2020, and in its place a while camouflage helmet with a more traditional “D” and star logo. Crisp, clean, and simple. DC got a major upgrade in my eyes.
Houston has the most drastic change in uniforms, and I love it. An updated oilrig “H” is still represented in deep blue on the helmet, but the XFL decided to split the other side into a horizontal red and white split with the number in the upper white field in gradient red to blue. The jerseys also represent a Red, White, and Blue color scheme.
Seattle Sea Dragons
The Seattle Sea Dragons brightened up their uniforms by moving to a burnt orange jersey with black (maybe charcoal?) accents. They matched that with an orange helmet and green facemask. The Sea Dragons logo did get a little facelift, but nothing too starkly different.
St. Louis Battlehawks
St. Louis almost didn’t change a single thing, and why should they? The colors worked well together, the logo was simple and recognizable, and the city embraced the team and created an insane atmosphere! The blue and silver combo was brought back, and the Battlehawks are ready to take flight once again!
New teams, new looks, new rules, and new cities are on deck for the 2023 XFL season. I can’t wait to see these teams and uniforms on the field. I can’t wait to see the atmosphere at kickoff, and more importantly, I can’t wait to watch some Spring football!