Many woke up to a “New Era of Orange” for the Philadelphia Flyers and it’s going to be a nostalgic City of Brotherly Love for the 2023-24 season.
In the promotion video released by the Flyer, the tweet read “Respect the past. Represent the future.”
It’s ‘Back to the future’ for the Flyers
Many know the 1980s and 90s era of Flyers uniforms, the good old Legion of Doom era. This will be the aesthetic representation of that. According to the press release, “the club’s new home and road uniforms feature a collection of design elements and new features.” It’s also the first time since 2010 that a major design change has been made to the uniforms.
Keith Jones, President of Hockey Operations for the Flyers said this about the new designs:
These burnt orange sweaters are one of the most iconic symbols in Flyers hockey…it brings to life one of the most important parts of our rebuild. It honors the past while we continue to forge a new path forward.Keith Jones, 6/20/23
The jerseys most notably feature the clamored-for “burnt orange” that was the focal point of the kits during the 80s and 90s. It’ll be seen on the arm and shoulder panels and large player numbers for the team’s away jerseys.
Several design elements from different decades will be also featured on the sweaters. The numbers located on the sleeves will go back to a single-color design. For some, that will conjure up a nod to the original 1967-1970 uniforms. The black horizontal stripe on the jersey was introduced in 1982. It’s moved down to the bottom to create a seamless look with the black pants. The nameplate design on the back of the jersey, introduced in 2008, will remain the same.
They will also feature the team’s first jersey patch partner in Independence Blue Cross. The southeastern Pennsylvania company becomes the Official Health Insurance Partner of the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Flyers’ third alternate black jersey remains unchanged for this season and it is rumored they will introduce a fourth one that is different from all other iterations later this year.
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