Portland, Ore. / New York (February 1, 2019) – The Philadelphia Flyers®, Pittsburgh Penguins®, National Hockey League (NHL®) and adidas today unveiled the new adidas ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys for the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™. Specifically designed for this game, the special-edition uniforms will make their on-ice debut when the Penguins take on the Flyers outdoors at Lincoln Financial Field®, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, on Saturday, Feb. 23. The game will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on NBC in the United States and on Sportsnet and TVA Sports in Canada.
These new special-edition uniforms embrace the intrastate rivalry in every detail, through the Flyers’ use of their heritage Burnt Orange and Penguins’ use of Pittsburgh Gold.
This year, adidas designers looked to make even more of a visual statement in the stadium by developing a completely new cresting material based on workwear duck canvas. High gauge yarns are woven into a thick textile so that it can stand on its own without a twill backing. Team crests were essentially cut out of sheets of this thick material, like machined plates of metal and fused together using triple needle stitch on the cresting.
In addition to new cresting and embellishments, this year’s jerseys add oversized stripes that have been magnified to scale for Lincoln Financial Field. Pittsburgh’s jersey features an enlarged version of their signature rounded stripes from 1982-2007, while Philadelphia’s jersey highlights a scaled-up version of the chevron stripes from their 1992-2007 looks.
Additional design details for the Flyers jersey includes “PHILLY” in block letter stenciling to represent the host city, while the Penguins jersey features “A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY” in block letter stenciling as a tribute to former head coach “Badger” Bob Johnson on the back neckline. Both jerseys are donned with a special-edition 2019 NHL Stadium Series™ patch on the right shoulder of the jersey.
At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the adidas adizero Authentic jersey takes the hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction. The adidas adizero Authentic jersey is lighter, cooler and stronger, featuring adizero lightweight cresting and twill numbers, adidas Clima® technology and Aeroknit detailing, the platinum NHL Shield and an interior fight strap.
The special-edition Flyers and Penguins adidas adizero Authentic Pro NHL Stadium Series™ jerseys will be available online at NHLShop.com, adidas.com, the Fan Zone Store at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and at the PensGear locations at PPG Paints Arena. For more information and images of the new jerseys, please visit https://news.adidas.com/ and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via @NHLFlyers, @penguins, @adidasHockey, @adidasca, @NHL #StadiumSeries #teamadidas.
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