The Buffalo Bisons will have an exciting new look when they begin a new era in Buffalo baseball on Opening Day, April 4, 2013 at Coca-Cola Field. Today, the team unveiled their new home, road and alternate uniforms that combine performance technology from Russell Athletic with a design that honors both the team's past and its future.
The new uniforms include a pair of new official on-field caps, produced by the New Era Cap Company.
"We couldn't be more anxious to see our team take the field on Opening Day. We've received fantastic fan feedback of our new logo design. These new uniforms are the perfect complement to our new look and will not only energize our fans, but also make them proud of our long-standing tradition in Buffalo," said Mike Buczkowski, Vice President/General Manager of the Buffalo Bisons.
In the creation of their new uniforms, the Bisons paid special attention to popular team jerseys from the past. The use of a 'Scarlet Red' lettering and 'Reflex Blue' numbers on the front of the 'Ice White' home and gray road uniforms was taken from the jerseys worn by the team in the early years of Coca-Cola Field. A 'Hitting Buster' has also returned to the team's official on-field cap, a look Bisons fans have long enjoyed from those first seasons at the ballpark.
The alternate jersey pays special tribute to the team's new affiliation with the Toronto Blue Jays. The numbering on the front and back is the same style incorporated by the Herd's new major league parent club. The alternate jersey will also feature a bi-national patch on the sleeve displaying the American and Canadian flags together.
Designed by Russell Athletic, the Bisons new jerseys will feature Russell's advanced air flow management technology and stretch power technology to create a cooler, drier uniform that moves with the player to increase overall performance.
Official On-Field Caps
The team's new official New Era on-field cap for both the home and road uniforms is reflex blue in color with a scarlet red bill. A scarlet red Bisons 'B' is joined with the 'Hitting Buster' taken from the team's new logo crest. The 'B' and the 'Hitting Buster' are both outlined in white.
The alternate uniform is complemented by its own Bisons cap. This scarlet red cap includes a white front -a retro look made popular by the Blue Jays with the team's first ever home cap- and the Bisons 'B' in scarlet red with a reflex blue outline.
The team's official home uniform is ice white in color and features "Bisons" across the chest. The name is written in scarlet red with a reflex blue stroke around the letters. Below "Bisons" on the left side of the player's midsection is his number in reflex blue. The Bisons official team logo patch has been placed on the right sleeve using a lextra effect that gives the logo a three-dimensional feel. On the back, the players name is in scarlet red with a blue outline enclosing the scarlet red number below.
The home uniform is complemented by classic white pants with no piping as well as a scarlet red belt and socks.
When away from Coca-Cola Field, the Bisons will once again don the classic 'road gray' for both their jersey and pants. Across their chest, Bisons players will proudly display 'Buffalo' in scarlet red with a reflex blue stroke. Like the home uniform, the road jersey will feature a reflex blue number on the front, a logo patch on the right sleeve and scarlet red name and number on the back.
The road uniform is complemented by a scarlet red belt and socks.
Available to the team for home and road games, the Bisons alternate uniform comes with a scarlet red top that features the team's new logo crest over the left chest. The front of the jersey also features the player's number in white, using the font made popular by the uniforms worn by the Toronto Blue Jays. A bi-national patch has been placed on the right side, proudly displaying the American and Canadian flags together.
The players name is sewed on the back of the top in white with the same Blue Jays font used for the white number below. The top is paired with either white or gray pants, depending on whether the team is home or on the road.
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