Adidas and the University of Notre Dame unveiled new TECHFIT football uniforms that the Irish will wear Oct. 6 when they host the Miami Hurricanes at Soldier Field in Chicago for this year’s Shamrock Series game.
(*Note: Click the image to the right for a full slide show of the Shamrock Series uniforms.)
This marquee contest is Notre Dame’s second annual Shamrock Series event, an off-campus home game, and will kick off at 7:30pm ET on WNDU-TV. Coverage on Channel 16 will begin at 6pm that night with NewsCenter 16 at 6 LIVE from Chicago, followed by a special edition of Countdown to Kickoff at 6:30.
This marks the fourth straight year Notre Dame has played an off-site home game. The Irish previously have played in San Antonio, New York City and Washington, D.C. Notre Dame will play in Dallas in 2013.
“The Shamrock Series is a great opportunity for our football program to play in an exciting venue located in an area with so many Notre Dame fans,” said head coach Brian Kelly. “This year’s game at Soldier Field will be part of an incredible weekend for the University in Chicago and will be a great experience for our team. The players absolutely love the uniforms designed by adidas for this game and they will help make it a memorable night.”
Notre Dame’s new adidas TECHFIT football uniform is a modern take on the classic blue jersey and features gold metallic numbers and IRISH in a Celtic font. The bright gold helmet is split with a blue section highlighting a large white Leprechaun graphic. Notre Dame’s gold pants feature a blue stripe on the left leg and the updated Leprechaun graphic. The team’s adidas TECHFIT base layer features gold numbers on the sleeves and the Leprechaun graphic on chest. The updated interpretation of the classic Notre Dame Leprechaun logo also appears on the team’s adizero Smoke gloves.
“Notre Dame’s Shamrock Series is one of the most highly anticipated games of the season and this year marks the first time we've created a head to toe new look for theIrish,” said Mark Daniels, director of football for adidas America. “To celebrate the historic matchup at Soldier Field, we worked with the Irish to create a bold new uniform that honors the school’s rich football tradition and bright future in a modern way.”
Notre Dame’s adidas TECHFIT jersey features multiple innovations to reduce the weight of the jersey by 30 percent, including a streamlined fit, new fabric, reduced seams and an ultra lightweight numbering system. In addition, the adidas TECHFIT jersey keeps players cool with integrated ventilation zones and moisture management fabric. Reduced seams and a restriction-free, high-stretch collar design increases range of motion to support player agility and speed.
Adidas Notre Dame Shamrock Series jerseys and fan gear, including men’s, women’s and youth apparel, hats and accessories will be available this fall at Follett, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Champs Sports, Football Fanatic, Fans Edge and Kohl’s.
Notre Dame fans can visit www.Facebook.com/adidasFootballUS for more information, photos and videos of the new Irish uniforms and follow the conversation on Twitter at @adidasUS, #ShamrockSeries and #techfit.
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