El Paso Locomotive FC revealed their 2019 official kit and its manufacturer Tuesday afternoon.
The team’s inaugural uniform will include two different home jerseys and pays homage to El Paso and the Borderplex region. BLK was also announced as the official jersey manufacturer.
Locally owned Southwest University, the namesake of Southwest University Park, will be the presenting jersey partner. Estrella Jalisco (L&F Distributors), GECU and Helen of Troy are also jersey partners and Swift Transportation will be the sole shorts sponsor.
“Our organization is proud to have all five of our partners locally headquartered,” said Andrew Forrest, General Manager, Business Operations. “Local support is vital to the success of a young club and having these companies and brands partnered with us reinforces just how great we can be. We are proud to have them on our inaugural jersey and look forward to working together for years to come.”
The jersey features a vertical railroad track on the front left with the Locomotive crest on the chest and pays homage to the region by incorporating the iconic El Paso Mountain Star on the lower back. A gradient checkered pattern rises from the bottom to mid-chest and gives the jersey a modern aesthetic with an ode to classic jersey design.
The second jersey features the Desert Dusk Blue and brings in additional design aspects from the EP Locomotive crest.
This jersey includes the grill of the Locomotive crest powerfully extending from the shoulders to the middle of the chest with the West Texas Sky Blue revealed beneath.
The sleeves introduce a unique gradient aspect that combines the two blues featured in the Locomotive crest and is rarely seen in jersey design, giving fans a one-of-a-kind piece.
Richard Upshall, Executive Chairman of BLK stated; “Having been in business in the great state of Texas for 25 years, it is immensely satisfying to be the trusted kit provider for this inaugural season for El Paso Locomotive FC, thank you to them and their fans!”
BLK – Beyond Limits Known — began operations as a rugby brand in Australia. RU Active is the licensee for the UK, USA, and Caribbean and have brought Beyond Limits Known to new homes for the BLK brand in soccer.
“We pick teams that want to push the boundaries,” Upshall said when referring to the partnership with Locomotive FC. “The passion of the leadership team is apparent. Everything we do, we do for longevity. We want to be a part of that family atmosphere and we will go beyond our limits here.”
BLK is also the official kit manufacturer for USL Championship club, Las Vegas Lights FC who play in the western conference of the USL Championship with Locomotive FC.
Jerseys are available for purchase at the Locomotive Team Shop on Tuesday, January 22 starting at 2 p.m. The Locomotive Team Shop and the Santa Fe Box Office’s hours will be extended until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Jerseys may also be purchased online for $85.
El Paso Locomotive FC Season Ticket Memberships, Groups and Hospitality, Individual Match, and Premium Seating Options for the historic 2019 inaugural season are on sale now! Seats are limited and filling up fast! For more information visit their website, call 915-235-GOAL, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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