The Charlotte Hornets today are celebrating Cool Gray Friday with the unveiling of a new, cool gray City Edition uniform to be worn during the 2019-20 season, in association with Official Jersey Patch Partner LendingTree. The first gray uniform in franchise history, the City Edition will make its on-court debut on Friday, December 6, when the Hornets host the Brooklyn Nets.
Along with being cool gray, which became an accent color when the Hornets name returned to Charlotte in 2014, the City Edition features an entirely new design from previous seasons. Like the 2019-20 Statement Edition, the chest plate says “CHA,” matching the NBA’s official abbreviation for the Hornets. This marks the first season the team has used the abbreviation, which appears in purple with a white outline, on its jerseys. The numbers on both sides of the jersey are white with a purple outline, while the player’s name on the back is all purple. The trim around the neck and arms is purple, teal and black.
A cell pattern appears on the sides of both the jersey and shorts, which is a new look for the team’s uniform designs. On the shorts, the cell pattern is joined by the team’s partial primary logo on each side. The Buzz City logo appears on the waistband.
The Hornets are scheduled to wear the City Edition uniform for five home games and 10 road contests. The games in which the team wears the uniform at home will be designated as the City Series, celebrating Charlotte’s culture, diversity and style. Along with the December 6 contest, the Hornets will wear the City Edition uniform on February 8 against the Dallas Mavericks, March 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks, March 19 against the Philadelphia 76ers and April 11 against the Washington Wizards. In conjunction with the City Series games, the Hornets will collaborate with local brands and designers on limited edition T-shirts that fans will have the opportunity to win via Hornets digital channels and purchase in the Hornets Fan Shop.
Like the rest of the team’s uniforms, the City Edition features the logos of Nike’s Jordan Brand on the right chest and partner LendingTree on the left chest. The Official Loan Shopping Partner of the Charlotte Hornets, LendingTree has its logo on each of the team’s jerseys for the third consecutive season. As part of a robust sponsorship package, the company is also the entitlement partner for the Hornets App and the Hornets Hoops youth basketball program.
The City Edition jersey will be available for sale at the Hornets Fan Shop at Spectrum Center this morning when the store opens at 11 a.m. An expanded apparel line around the City Edition uniform including T-shirts, shorts, hats and more will also be available.
In celebration of Cool Gray Friday, which comes one week before the traditional Black Friday, the Hornets Fan Shop is launching a series of deals with savings of up to 60% off the regular price on items including the Nike Thermaflex Hoodie, Nike Women’s Dri-FIT Hardwood Classic T-shirt, Nike Dri-FIT Half Zip, Something Inked Hardwood Classic White Hoodie and a Team Elf, along with Classic All Over Print Bombers for men, women and youth. These deals will only be available at the Hornets Fan Shop at Spectrum Center.