The Richmond Revolution is a professional indoor football team based in Richmond, Virginia that began play in the Indoor Football League in the 2010 season. For the inaugural season, the Revolution will play home games at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center before moving into the new SportsQuest arena in nearby Chesterfield soon after its completion in 2011. This is the city of Richmond's fourth attempt at keeping and Indoor Pro football team; the previous ones were: The Speed of the Af2, the Bandits of the AIFL and the Raiders of the AIFA.
A name-the-team contest was held on the SportsQuest webpage. Nominations continued until August 11, 2009 with the five finalist names Blitz, Rush, Rivermen, Revolution, and Reign chosen the next day. Voting continued until August 21 with the Revolution name unveiled on August 24.
It was announced by the Indoor Football League on June 23, 2010 that the Revolution had won the 2010 IFL Franchise of the Year award. In addition to this award the team also took home the League's Media Relations of the Year. Revolution QB Bryan Randall was named the 2010 IFL Most Valuable player, and Head Coach Steve Criswell was named the IFL Coach of the Year.
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