The Miami Marlins today unveiled the club’s new City Connect Series uniform, developed and designed in partnership with Nike and MLB. The new uniform speaks to the legacy, culture, passion and pride for baseball in the South Florida community, while celebrating the personality and confidence of our city. The Marlins City Connect uniform is inspired by Latin America’s contribution to baseball, with a legacy red jersey that captures the energetic vibe and culture throughout South Florida and Latin America. The Marlins will debut the new uniform throughout the weekend of May 21–23, following Cuban Independence Day on May 20 and including the celebration of Cuban Heritage Night at loanDepot park on May 22.
The City Connect uniform honors the Cuban Sugar Kings’ legacy and influence on baseball across Latin America. The stylish jersey inverts the colors of the classic white and red Sugar Kings’ pinstripe jersey. The font and numbers on the jersey blend the past, present, and future of Latin America’s baseball and cultural influence.
“Our new City Connect uniform seeks to blend sports and lifestyle fashion, remixing the Sugar Kings’ stylish uniform that embodies the unique sense of energy, passion and swagger from our community,” said Michael Shaw, Marlins Vice President of Experience and Innovation. “Thanks to the collaborative efforts with Nike, we developed a refresh of the legendary uniform with a modernized look that embodies the legacy and heritage of past generations and embraces the future of our city. We’re looking forward to seeing our players and fans wear the new look at the ballpark and around the city, with a sense of pride and excitement.”
The Cuban Sugar Kings took the field each day with the dream of becoming the first MLB franchise outside the United States, and held the motto of “un paso más y llegamos” (one more step and we arrive). Owned and guided by the vision of Bobby Maduro, the Sugar Kings were a ground-breaking team that inspired their country and beyond as one of the first clubs to field a multi-national team with players from all over Latin America. They played with a passion that inspired the love and growth of baseball throughout the world. With the launch of the new uniform, the Sugar Kings have finally arrived in the Major Leagues.
The Marlins introduced the club’s City Connect uniform this morning on social media (click here), working with Marlins players and cultural influencers across South Florida who embody the cultura of the community. The Nike City Connect hats and jerseys are available today, May 17, at the New Era Team Store at loanDepot park, a Fanatics Experience, as well as Marlins.com/CityConnect, SNKRS, the Nike App, nike.com, and select retail locations.