Updated: 04/26/2013 9:44 AM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart
The Minnesota Vikings unveiled the team’s new uniform design during Thursday night’s 2013 Miller Lite Vikings Draft Party.
The new design provides a modern twist on the classic Vikings uniforms. Features include a matte purple helmet with a black facemask, a refreshed, brighter gold accent, unique new font and numbers featuring curves that reflect the bow of a Vikings ship, and single gold and white stripes on the shoulders and pants reminiscent of early Vikings uniforms.
“The fine details make this uniform special,” said Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. “The threading in the collar, just the subtle little things that are going to make people say, ‘That’s our Vikings uniform as we know it.’ To the fan who is really a Minnesota Vikings fan true to its core, they’re going to love this uniform.”
The new uniforms allow for up to four color combinations: white pants, white jersey; white pants, purple jersey; purple pants, purple jersey; and purple pants, white jersey.
“These uniforms embrace the strong tradition of the Vikings but add a contemporary feel that speaks to the future of this organization,” said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. “We believe Vikings fans will be extremely proud of the new uniforms.”
“The NFL Nike Elite 51 uniform gives us a highly-innovative performance-led canvas to really tell the Vikings story,” said Todd Van Horne, Nike’s Global VP and Creative Director for Nike Football. “This new design is a modern representation of the Vikings culture and makes a simple, yet powerful statement.”
The new uniforms will be on display during the Vikings “Football Day” on Saturday at Mall of America Field.
See the Vikings uniforms through the years here.
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings.