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Warbirds unveil new name and color scheme

September 15, 2005 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Austin Knights News Release

BEAVERCREEK - At a specially called press conference held today at the Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University, the Dayton Warbirds unveiled their new name and color scheme for 2006.

As the old saying goes it was something akin to "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."

Like a solid marriage, from whence the old saying is attributed, the Warbirds will remain the Warbirds well into the future.

"We had a little over 1,200 hits on our website for our re-name the team contest," Warbirds general manager Jorge Ruiz said at the press conference. "Everyone except about nine or 10 told us to keep the same name.

"Until forever, we will be the Warbirds," Ruiz added. Also at the press conference Nutter Center Director John Siehl announced that negotiations for a long-term lease between the team and the arena have concluded, with terms favorable for all parties involved.

"The Warbirds will stay here at the Nutter Center for the next two years, and hopefully a great many season beyond that," Siehl said.

So, the something old for the Warbirds means that the name will stay the same.

The something new, something borrowed and something blue has to do with the new uniform colors for 2006.

Gone are the black home game jerseys the team wore in its inaugural season in 2005. The new home jersey will be silver in color, and for those fans familiar with the uniforms worn by the Denver Broncos of the NFL, both the home silver and road white uniform jerseys will have a blue side trim color on them. The shade of blue is a royal blue.

The silver helmets worn by the team in 2005, like those worn by the Ohio State Buckeyes, will stay the same.

Both home and road jerseys will use black block numerals.

You can view both the home and road uniform jerseys on the Warbirds official website at

For information on team sponsorship packages for the 2006 season contact Doug Worm at (937) 458-0223. The Dayton Warbirds will once again play their home contests in the 9,500-seat Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University.

For season ticket information contact the Warbirds office at (937) 458-0223, as season tickets will go on sale Mon., Sept. 19, 2005.

The NIFL, the largest growing, largest professional football league in America, can attribute its success to the patented Sports for Education program, its strong NFL partnership, and especially its grassroots involvement with the local communities.

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