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REDBLACKS Unveil New Uniforms
The Canadian Press
 

CFL.ca Staff

OTTAWA – AS training camp nears and the Ottawa REDBLACKS near their debut, the team unveiled its look Tuesday, launching its uniforms and sideline gear to a gathering of approximately 1,200 invited fans at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

The uniform mixes the classic look of Ottawa football in red, black and white with bold new styling, which includes jerseys with numbering based on the team’s saw-blade logo, paying tribute to the history of the lumber industry in Ottawa-Gatineau.

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“We know that our fans love our colours and we know that they’ll wear the colours of our teams proudly in the months and years ahead,” said Jeff Hunt, President of Sports with the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), which operates the REDBLACKS, the Fury FC of the North American Soccer League (NASL), the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League and TD Place, the venue for all three teams.

Season-ticket holders and other special guests were invited to the uniform revelation, which featured several members of the team, including quarterback Henry Burris, defensive back Eric Fraser, receiver Simon Le Marquand, defensive lineman Justin Phillips, fullback Patrick Lavoie, fullback John Delahunt and running back Chevon Walker.

Marcel Desjardins, general manager of the REDBLACKS, also attended along with the team’s coaching staff, including head coach Rick Campbell.

Fans also saw for the first time the look of the team helmet with the ROUGE et NOIR wordmark prominently displayed on the front to reinforce the existence of two official team names: ROUGE et NOIR and REDBLACKS.

The REDBLACKS will wear a black jersey, black helmet and black pants with red trim when playing at home at TD Place. The road uniform consists of a white jersey, white helmet and white pants with black stripes and red trim.

The uniforms were designed in collaboration with and supplied by Reebok; who are the Authentic Outfitter of the CFL.

A new team store will open at Fifth Avenue Court (99 Fifth Ave., at Bank Street) on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. REDBLACKS jerseys will be available exclusively at both team stores (the other store at 2016 Ogilvie Rd., east of Blair Road) and online at CFLShop.

Fan Comments
Horses123
I was also wondering where I'd Kevin Glenn? He's in for a surprise, young offensive lines take time to mature. Hank will get blasted and it'll be just like Calgary.
May 07, 2014 - 9:26pm
 
als rule
they can play in their underwear 4 all I care!! just as long as they play!!
May 07, 2014 - 3:14pm
 
GC Bound
Yes, but where's Kevin Glen in the Photo opts?
May 07, 2014 - 12:44pm
 
bleedgreen78
Have to admit those are pretty sharp looking.
May 06, 2014 - 11:59pm
 
tabbiefanmcb
LOL Hank gets the best of two worlds - Ticats black mixed with a bit of Stampeder red in the new RB/RN unis!
May 06, 2014 - 9:18pm
 
larz_73
Looks good. Kind of like the BC Lions' third jerseys.
May 06, 2014 - 7:48pm
brianjox
Please don't tell me they changed there name toooo. Ottawa lions.
May 06, 2014 - 11:02pm