Washington Commandos
Year founded 1987
Year folded 1990
Prior names Maryland Commandos
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The Washington Commandos was an Arena football team that operated from 1987 to 1990.


Inaugural season (1987)Edit

The Washington Commandos were a charter member of the Arena Football League, playing in the initial four-team "demonstration season" of 1987.

Maryland - 1989 seasonEdit

After a one-year hiatus, they returned to play in 1989 and operated as the "Maryland Commandos".

Return to Washington (1990)Edit

The team returned to the Washington name for their final season in 1990.

In 1987 and 1989, the team played its home games at the Capital Centre (later known as USAir Arena) in Landover, Maryland. For the 1990 season the team was based at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.[1]


Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Washington Commandos
1987 2 4 0
Inactive for 1988 season
Maryland Commandos
1989 0 4 0
Washington Commandos
1990 2 6 0
Totals 4 14 0

AFL Hall of FamersEdit

  • Dwayne Dixon
  • Jon Roehlk

External linksEdit


  1. ArenaFan Online : Washington Commandos - Team History - 1990

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