Red threads: Calgary Stampeders unveil new uniforms

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The Calgary Stampeders have unveiled new uniforms for the 2023 season.

The home uniforms (above on right) look very similar to those Calgary wore in 2021 in celebration of the team’s 75th anniversary. These uniforms feature exclusively red and white and remained Calgary’s primary jerseys through this past season.

The club’s black alternate uniforms also appear virtually unchanged from those they unveiled this past summer ahead of the Labour Day Classic.

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The away uniforms (above) have seen significant changes from what the Stampeders wore for the past two seasons (below). The black piping along the side of the jerseys has been removed and white strips have been added to the shoulders and pants. It also appears as though the numbers are no longer outlined in black.

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Calgary teased the possibility of switching to white facemasks earlier this off-season, which they’ve done with all three of their new looks.

The club has worn black facemasks for decades with the lone exception being a semi-departure when they wore black helmets with their away uniforms from 2011 to 2018. During this time, the club continued to wear red helmets with black facemasks while playing at home.

Calgary’s primary colours have traditionally been red and white, though they have embraced black, silver, and gold as accents in the past.

The Stamps introduced black alternative uniforms in 1994 and have kept them ever since, usually wearing them during the annual Labour Day Classic. An updated version of these uniforms was unveiled in 2022 and worn during the club’s 26-18 victory over the visiting Edmonton Elks.

The B.C. Lions unveiled new uniforms last week, featuring a “blackout” home look and “fog grey” for when they play on the road.