CFL’s BC Lions Launch Revamped Home and Away Uniforms – SportsLogos.Net News

CFL’s BC Lions Launch Revamped Home and Away Uniforms

The Canadian Football League’s BC Lions are breaking through the fog and the darkness with their new home and away uniforms.

Unveiled on Thursday, April 13, the new uniforms place “an emphasis on both our historic past and our exhilarating present and future,” according to the team’s website.

The home uniform — dubbed the “Blackout” uniform — is primarily black, with two orange stripes on the sleeves and the Lions’ logo overtop. The block numbers on the front, back and shoulders are all one-color orange, as is the “LIONS” wordmark on the chest and the player name on the back.

The jersey is paired with black pants that have two orange stripes running down each leg.

Courtesy @BCLions / Twitter

Black was the primary uniform colour for many of this franchise’s greatest moments, highlighted by Grey Cup wins in 2000 and 2006 as well as a couple of memorable Western Final triumphs in that same decade; each of those in front of crowds of 50,000-plus at BC Place.

As we continue to re-establish our home stadium as the biggest fortress in Canadian football, the Blackout look will go a long way in setting the tone for home-field advantage.

The away “Fog” uniform, meanwhile, is a completely new look for the Lions. Both the jersey and pants have a light grey base complemented by black and orange stripes on the sleeves and down the legs. The collar is black, and the block numbers are black with an orange outline. A “BRITISH COLUMBIA” wordmark on the chest and the player name on the back are one-color black.

Courtesy @BCLions / Twitter

Grey pants with orange and black striping complete the Fog Grey collection to represent exactly how we want to play away from home: impenetrable and ominous. The new road look represents an exciting change as the franchise looks to build off of a thrilling turnaround in 2022 and create a new era of on-field memories for our great Lions fans.

“Look good, feel good, play great. I love them,” Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. added. “Whenever you wear all black, there is just something about it. It’s intimidating. I know that the first home game is going to be exciting with the fans yelling and screaming as we go out there and do what we do. I’ve worn grey before at Oregon, and those were one of my favourites.”

Both uniforms are paired with an unchanged helmet from 2022. It’s solid black with no striping and the Lions’ logo on each side. A retro interlocking “BC” logo appears in orange on the nose bumper.

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke in a game against the Ottawa RedBlacks in June 2022. (Courtesy Saanich News)

The Lions will wear their new uniforms for the first time on Saturday, May 27, when they travel to Regina to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a preseason game. Their 2023 regular season opens on Thursday, June 8, when they visit the Calgary Stampeders.