The Phoenix Suns unveiled new black uniforms and an updated court design at a press conference on Tuesday.
The jerseys will read “PHX” across the chest as a part of the team’s #WeArePHX campaign. The new look will be worn in 13 games during the regular season, beginning with their opening game against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 28.
The “Civic Pride” jersey was designed to pay homage to the Steve Nash era, when the Suns wore similarly designed jerseys. The new jerseys are also modeled after black uniforms that debuted in the 1994–95 season.
The newly designed floor of the team's arena replaced the block-letter “Suns” logo at center court with a basketball sunburst. The color of the lines on the court was also changed to purple.
Revamping the Suns’ look comes in response to the new sponsorship for their stadium. The naming rights for US Airways Center were purchased by a Phoenix-area tribe in December, and the stadium will now be called Talking Stick Resort Arena.
- Erin Flynn