The uniforms will be worn on Saturday, June 4 during the 7:10 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves. They will also be worn again on every Sunday home game through the remainder of the 2022 season.
In the announcement on Friday, the Rockies said the uniform is designed in collaboration with Nike to capture and celebrate the unique personality and values of the state of Colorado.
“The Rockies City Connect jersey features a design that celebrates not only Colorado’s natural beauty and grandeur, but the spirit of adventure and determination that drives Colorado residents to conquer any challenge in front of them,” the Rockies said.
Here’s a photo gallery of the jersey design:
What fans can expect to see
Here’s a look at how the Rockies said the different pieces of the uniform will connect specifically to Colorado:
- Jersey Design: The base design of the jersey, pants, and socks reflects the familiar Colorado backdrop seen on the Colorado license plate, with snow-capped mountains and a nod to evergreen trees.
- Jersey Number and Name Font: The font on the jerseys reflects the font used on the iconic Colorado license plates.
- Right Sleeve: The ‘5280’ patch on the jersey’s right sleeve salutes Denver’s Mile-High nickname; the two black diamonds point to the fearless spirit that embody all who reside here and emulate Colorado’s dynamic ski culture. The coordinates of Coors Field are also emblazoned on the yellow sticker.
- Purple Trim: The sleeves and the numbers on the back of the jersey are adorned with purple trim, representing the row of purple seats at Coors Field that designate one mile above sea level.
- Jock Tag: Inspired by the iconic sign welcoming visitors to the Centennial State, a “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” patch lives at the bottom of the jersey above the jock tag.
- Hat Logo: The circle Colorado patch found on the hat highlights the purple mountains and clear blue skies, surrounded by circles of red to represent the color of the state’s soil, and the gold to symbolize Colorado’s abundant sunshine.
“While the uniform series is called City Connect, it was important they represent fans across the state,” said Rockies Owner, Chairman and CEO Dick Monfort. “As a Colorado native, I am proud that these uniforms embody the character of Colorado and the unique sense of pride we have in our home-state. I am beyond excited to see them come to life on the field on June 4 at Coors Field.”
If you want to get one of the Rockies City Connect jerseys, as well as hats, hoodies and tees for men and women, they will be sold at the Colorado Rockies Dugout Stores and Rally Store at McGregor Square.
The collection will also be available online at MLBShop.com and Nike.com.