Hornets unveil new Mint-inspired Jordan Brand “City Edition” uniforms

By CLTure News

November 11, 2020 (updated)

The Hornets have unveiled a new City Edition uniform to be worn during the 2020-21 NBA season. The new uniform celebrates the city’s history as home of the first U.S. Branch Mint featuring mint with gold and granite accents. Granite is the state rock of North Carolina. The mint-colored Jordan Brand City Edition uniform also dons the “Buzz City” moniker on the chest with numbers appearing in granite with gold outlines. 

The new City Edition uniform features the “Buzz City” moniker on the chest. Courtesy of the Charlotte Hornets

With gold and granite pinstripes on the uniform, the shorts also feature a gold and granite version of the team’s secondary logo on each side. The waistband of the shorts features a granite “C” in the official team font similar to the “C” that appeared on coins from the Charlotte Mint. 

Courtesy of the Charlotte Hornets

“The City Edition uniform is designed to celebrate an aspect of local pride, and we are pleased to pay homage to Charlotte’s reputation as a beacon of hope dating back more than two centuries,” Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield communicated in a press release. “From the Carolina Gold Rush, to the opening of the first U.S. Branch Mint, and on to today as the country’s second largest banking center, our city has a long history of influence and being at the forefront of greatness. We are proud to acknowledge this legacy with a uniform that is as unique as our community and remains in line with our ethos of being vibrant and trendsetting.”

Hornets City Edition court. Courtesy of the Charlotte Hornets

Accompanying the new jerseys, the Hornets have also unveiled a City Edition court. Here are some of the design highlights:

  • The court features the “Buzz City” logo at center court outlined in gold and mint.
  • A mint-colored cell pattern fills the area between the three-point line and free-throw lane.
  • A gold and graphite version of the secondary logo appears inside the three-point lines.
  • The free-throw lane is graphite with gold lines.
  • The gold “C” on the apron is flanked by the word “Trade” in gold across from the home bench and the word “Tryon” in mint across from the visiting team bench, representing Trade and Tryon Streets.
  • A “coin-ridged” stripe matching the pinstripes on the City Edition uniform runs throughout the apron.
  • The baseline near the home bench says “Charlotte” in gold and the baseline near the visiting bench says “Hornets” in mint.
  • The apron has a gold “C” in the official team font at center court, similar to the waistband of the City Edition shorts and reminiscent of the “C” that appeared on coins from the Charlotte Mint.
  • The gold “C” on the apron is flanked by the word “Trade” in gold across from the home bench and the word “Tryon” in mint across from the visiting team bench, representing Trade and Tryon Streets.

The City Edition jerseys are now available at the Hornets Fan Shop. Check out the Hornets Fan Shop Instagram for updated hours at the Spectrum Center physical location. 




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