Football and futbol

San Antonio suffers from a national perception that it is a one-team town. This is because the Spurs are the only major league team in town.

While there is only one team that can claim membership in a major league based in the Alamo City, that doesn’t mean the city suffers from a lack of professional teams.

New teams will soon be added to the list that includes the Missions of Minor League Baseball’s AA level Texas League, Rampage of the American Hockey League and Silver Stars of the WNBA as 2012 marks the birth of two more professional teams in San Antonio.

In March, the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League will play on a field half the size of a regulation gridiron. The Talons will play in the Alamodome, but there should not be a conflict with UTSA football since the Talons season runs from March to July.

When the Talons, newly relocated from Tulsa, OK, take the field for the first time on March 10, it will mark the return of pro football to San Antonio for the first time since 1995 when the Canadian Football League’s San Antonio Texans shut down.

A month after the Talons’ season begins, San Antonio’s other new team will take the pitch for the first time when the San Antonio Scorpions begin playing in the North American Soccer League.

The Scorpions will open up on April 7 on the road at the Atlanta Silverbacks. Their first home game will be April 15 at 8 p.m. at Heroes Stadium against the Puerto Rico Islanders.

For fans in San Antonio, these additions to the sports family will bring another opportunity for entertainment.