Back in Black: Stamps reveal new uniforms ahead of Labour Day

TORONTO — OK Tire Labour Day Weekend is on the horizon in the CFL and the Calgary Stampeders will be dawning a new look as they get set to take on the Edmonton Elks in the Battle of Alberta on Monday.

In a post on their social media channels, the Stampeders unveiled the new uniform set, in a promotional video featuring a few of the team’s star players including receiver Reggie Begelton, defensive lineman Mike Rose and linebacker Jameer Thurman.

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This is the sixth version of the Stampeders’ black jersey, which made its debut at the 1994 Labour Day game, and this year the uniforms feature a new twist on the classic black set.

The new uniforms feature a white collar with the Stampeder crest placed underneath the CFL shield at the neck line. Red and white shoulder stripes, which compliment the red and white stripes on the pants, as well as red numbers with a white outlining.

The sleeves of the new uniform pay tribute to the city of Calgary as they are patterned to read, “CGY.”

For the second Labour Day Classic in a row, the Stamps’ red helmet will feature a chrome version of the iconic horse logo and a centre stripe in a barbed-wire pattern.

The Stamps were the first Canadian Football League team to introduce a permanent third jersey when they unveiled black jerseys for the Labour Day Classic on Sept. 6, 1994 and capped the occasion with a 48-15 win over Edmonton.

Calgary has also worn the alternate uniform for additional regular-season and playoff games and have an all-time record of 33-11 while wearing their black jerseys, good for a .750 winning percentage.

The last Labour Day meeting between the teams, it was the Elks getting the better of their division rivals as they came away with a 31-20 win over Calgary in 2021.

Monday’s matchup between the Stampeders and the Elks is set to kickoff at 4:30p.m. ET from McMahon Stadium in Calgary.

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