REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders today unveiled a special edition jersey which will debut at Mosaic Stadium on August 16th against the Montreal Alouettes.
The special addition jersey will be worn up to two times a year and is part of the new CFL Signature Uniform program from Reebok. Player video’s and images of the new jersey can be viewed at www.Riderblitzgreen.com
Fast, bold and exciting, this new jersey was designed to capture the spirit and energy of Rider Nation. The new design uses traditional Rider green as its core but highlights that iconic colour with a new blitz green. A modern addition to the classic look, blitz green takes the design to a whole new level.
Special sublimated twill numbers show off the unique “wheat to sky” pattern inspired by the current logo. Combined with the new carbon coloured pants a modern new sock design and topped by a wheat pattern wrapped helmet, the new signature uniform is unlike anything in the 104 year history of the Roughriders.
“Our new special addition Jersey brings a new Green to the Roughrider Colour palette. The new “Blitz Green” is a vibrant colour that complements the traditional Rider green and delivers a new energy to game day”, said president and CEO Jim Hopson.
“This is a very unique, bold jersey. It’s definitely a statement jersey that our players are really excited to suite up and play in on Aug 16th,”
Assistant GM Jeremy O’Day commented,
In addition to jerseys, the Rider Store will stock an assortment of hats, tee shirts and a sideline polo.
Mark Habicht, Director of Retail Operations added, “We wanted to allow coaches and fans to get in on the new green and be part of this exciting new look.”