Monday, November 16, 2015

Omaha Storm Chasers Unveil New Uniforms

The Omaha Storm Chasers just concluded an event in which they announced new uniforms, among other things. "5th Fest" was held as a public event to make a few announcements for the upcoming 2016 baseball season. The Chasers are celebrating 5 years, having rebranded from the Omaha Royals before the 2011 season.
Omaha used this event to announce their renovated community program, rebranded as "Chasers Charities." The program joins forces with several groups in Omaha to bring baseball to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Storm Chasers General Manager Martie Cordaro announced the updated program which will strengthen the already impressive community connection the team has with Omaha.

The event was also used to break news of a new agreement between the Kansas City Royals and Omaha Storm Chasers. Kansas City and Omaha have had an operating agreement since both teams were founded in 1969. Omaha has been the Royals' Triple-A affiliate since then, and the contract expires after the 2016 season. Monday night, the Royals and Storm Chasers announced a partnership extension, which will keep the relationship intact until 2018. The partnership between Kansas City and Omaha is the longest active MLB-AAA affiliation in baseball.

Finally, the uniforms. Omaha unveiled three new uniforms for the 2016 season, in an effort to connect even further with the parent club Royals. The road uniforms drop black (save for the outline on the cap logo) in favor of royal blue. Two new alternate uniforms were introduced, and along with them, powder blue. The Chasers will don powder blue uniforms and caps in honor of the 2015 World Champion Royals. A new black alternate jersey features the "O/bolt" logo with a very unique lightning bolt design.

The new on-field caps and replica jerseys were available for purchase at the event, and Omaha baseball lovers were quick to get their wallets out. The new products will be available at the Storm Front Team Store at Werner Park, and online.

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