The Kinston Indians unveiled their fresh and updated look today at Historic Grainger Stadium, celebrating their first major logo and uniform change since 1995.
"The new, fresh look updates the classic K-Tribe style that our fans love," says Assistant General Manager Janell Bullock. "We blended together current favorites and updated some great designs we already had. New look, same tradition!"
New K-Tribe caps and other merchandise are available for purchase now at kinstonindians.com or at the Indians front office at Historic Grainger Stadium.
The K-Tribes new logo features the wording Kinston Indians over an updated bat and feather design. The Indians home uniform features a bat and feather K on the cap, with the familiar Indians over the bat and feather logo on the front of the white uniform tops. The team's away uniforms feature a red K on the cap with a grey uniform top featuring Kinston over the bat and feather logo. The Indians alternate blue uniforms feature the new red K logo on the front of the uniforms. The team's alternate hat will stay the same, featuring the familiar I with feather. The team's batting practice cap will feature the classic lone feather look, but will be updated with a red outline on the bill of the cap.
Studio Simon teamed with the Kinston Indians to create the updated K-Tribe identity. Studio Simon has worked with over 50 affiliated and independent minor league clubs in 20 leagues on the development of complete brand identity systems and numerous other projects to help support and build those brands.
In addition to their work in the world of minor league baseball, Studio Simon's extensive, international list of clients encompasses virtually the entire sports landscape, including football, basketball, hockey, golf, horse racing, track and field and more, and they have worked directly with leagues and teams to brand the sporting world's biggest events and finest venues. Their portfolio of work in the aforementioned areas includes the official marks for two Super Bowls and two NFL Pro Bowls, as well as the venue graphics for Dodger Stadium, the venue mark for Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park and the commemorative logo for the final season at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
The K-Tribe is celebrating the 25th year of affiliation with the Cleveland Indians in 2011. The quarter century stretch is the longest running affiliation in the Carolina League and the third longest in all of A ball.
For a complete look at the 2011 K-Tribe schedule and to purchase new Kinston Indians merchandise, go to the official website of the Kinston Indians, www.kinstonindians.com. To purchase your 2011 season tickets for only $200, call the K-Tribe office at 252-527-9111 or toll free at 1-800-334-5467.
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