Arlington Renegades Honored and Declared “Arlington Renegades Day” by Mayor Jim Ross

By: Omar Saulters

The City Council meeting at Arlington City Hall on Monday evening was memorable as it was the venue for honoring the 2023 XFL-champion Arlington Renegades.

The team and their Vice President of Business and Event Operations, Charles Johnson, were present to receive a special proclamation from Mayor Jim Ross. The proclamation declared August 1, 2023, as “Arlington Renegades Day,” recognizing the team’s remarkable achievements during the 2023 XFL season.

The ceremony commenced with Mayor Ross taking to the podium to read out the proclamation, which highlighted the outstanding accomplishments of the Arlington Renegades in the XFL’s 2023 season. The team’s relentless dedication, exceptional teamwork, and extraordinary performance on the field culminated in triumph over the D.C. Defenders in the XFL Championship Game. The Renegades secured a thrilling victory with a score of 35-26, held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at The Alamodome in San Antonio.

The City of Arlington played a pivotal role in the XFL’s 2023 season, hosting all eight of the league’s teams at the renowned Choctaw Stadium. The stadium served as the Hub of the XFL, with all teams residing and training in the DFW area throughout the season. This brought significant sporting events and excitement to Arlington and showcased the city’s ability to host a major sports league successfully.

Under the leadership of legendary head coach Bob Stoops, the Arlington Renegades displayed exceptional skill, determination, and teamwork to clinch the XFL championship title. The victory was a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication and a proud moment for the city of Arlington and its residents.

In his acceptance speech, Charles Johnson, Vice President of Business and Event Operations for the Renegades and the XFL, expressed his gratitude to the City Council and the people of Arlington for their unwavering support throughout the season. He also highlighted the XFL’s commitment to the community and its plans to bring thrilling football action to the city.

How The XFL, Renegades Brought More Excitement to Arlington

Image via Twitter (@XFLRenegades)

Adding to the excitement, the XFL is already gearing up for the 2024 campaign, and season tickets went on sale on the very same day, Monday, August 1, 2023. Football enthusiasts can purchase five-game packages for the Arlington Renegades’ home slate, starting at just $100 ($20 per game). With affordable pricing and top-notch entertainment, the XFL positions itself to attract an even larger audience in the upcoming season.

The Renegades also have some exciting news for their fans in the upcoming season, as they plan to introduce new premium offerings at Choctaw Stadium in 2024. These enhancements will elevate the game-day experience and give fans even more reasons to cheer for their beloved team.

For those interested in securing their seats for the 2024 season, more information and tickets are available on the official website of the Arlington Renegades at

As the City Council meeting drew close, Mayor Jim Ross again commended the Arlington Renegades for their exemplary performance and declared that the city is looking forward to another thrilling season of XFL action in 2024. The success of the Renegades and the league has undoubtedly left a lasting impact on Arlington, solidifying its position as a prominent hub for sporting events and showcasing its unwavering support for the world of football.

Featured Image via Twitter (@CityOfArlington)

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