Dallas Vigilantes
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Founded 2010
History Dallas Vigilantes (2010-current)
Arena American Airlines Center
Based in Dallas, Texas
Colors Blue, Black, White


League Arena Football League (2010-present)
President Emily Scoville
Head coach Clint Dolezel
AFL Championships none
AFL titles none
Dancers Vigilantes Dancers
Mascot Rascal the Raccoon

The Dallas Vigilantes are an Arena Football League team based in Dallas, Texas. Like its AFL predecessor, the Dallas Desperados, the Vigilantes play at the American Airlines Center.[1] The Vigilantes and the Jacksonville Sharks began play in the 2010 season, the first after the league's restructuring. The franchise is owned by former Tampa Bay Storm owner Peter C. Kern[1][2] and is being managed by original Buffalo Destroyers head coach Dave Whinham.



Dallas Vigilantes inaugural logo (2010)

The Vigilantes did not carry on the name of Dallas' previous AFL team, the Dallas Desperados, because of a unique ownership situation with the former team.[3] Although the new AFL owns the former AFL team assets (hence the Arizona Rattlers, Chicago Rush, Cleveland Gladiators,Orlando Predators, Tampa Bay Storm, and Utah Blaze names going over to the new AF1),[4] former Desperados owner Jerry Jones (who also owns the NFL's Dallas Cowboys) retained the team's branding rights after it folded.[2]Jones had based most of the Desperados branding on that of the Cowboys, including the colors, prominent use of a star in the logo, and a Cowboys "Double Star" logo on the front of the Desperados' jerseys, thus making the Cowboys and Desperados brandings very difficult to separate. Not willing to risk such complicated legal action, the Vigilantes (after initially opting to use the Desperados name in December 2009) chose a new name. The Vigilantes' original logo incorporated a skull and crossbones, the flag of Texas, a cowboy hat, and revolvers, created by Mike Martin of EngineHouse13. The logo was stripped down for 2011, consisting of the skull and the cowboy hat from the original logo. (The New Orleans Voodoo also use a skull and crossbones in their logo, but were inactive in 2010; they returned in 2011, prompting the Vigilantes to adjust their logo accordingly.)


Main article: List of Dallas Vigilantes seasons


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Roster updated May 8, 2011</br> 24 Active, 2 Inactive

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