Philadelphia 76ers To Unveil New Uniforms On June 18, 2015
UNIFORMS WILL BE UNVEILED ON JUNE 18 AT A FREE PUBLIC EVENT HELD AT THE SIXERS’ HOME ARENA FROM 7:00-8:30 PM ATTENDED BY SIXERS LEGENDS AND CURRENT PLAYERS
NEW UNIFORM COMBINES DESIGN ELEMENTS INSPIRED BY JERSEYS WORN BY WILT CHAMBERLAIN, JULIUS ‘DR. J’ ERVING AND BILLY CUNNINGHAM
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 8, 2015 – The Philadelphia 76ers today announced details for the public reveal of the team’s new uniforms on Thursday, June 18 at a special event held at the Sixers’ home arena (3601 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148) beginning at 7:00pm, with free admission for all fans. The uniform will make its in-game debut at the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
“In creating a new uniform, we wanted a clean, modern style that would also honor our past,” said Sixers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. “These designs integrate key elements of uniforms worn by legends Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving and Billy Cunningham, and bring them together in one seamless presentation. The uniform reflects another key element of our updated brand identity reflecting a spirit of strength and patriotism which we cannot wait to share with our fans.”
The event’s guest list includes Sixers legends Billy Cunningham, Darryl Dawkins, Moses Malone, Bobby Jones and Allen Iverson and special guest Barbara Chamberlain-Lewis, sister of the late Wilt Chamberlain, in addition to current Sixers players and staff.
Programming for the event will be hosted by Sixers Television Broadcaster Marc Zumoff, Sixers Sideline Reporter Molly Sullivan and in-arena host Christian Crosby. Fans will be treated to a series of dynamic digital presentations and Q & A sessions with special guests as well as special appearances by Sixers Dancers, Sixers Phlight Squad and mascot Franklin.
The Sixers jersey will be available for pre-order at SIXERS.COM immediately after the unveiling (NOTE: Jerseys will not ship to consumers until September, 2015).
One week after the uniforms are unveiled, Sixers Patriot Partner DraftKings will present the largest Draft Party in team history on Thursday, June 25 at Dilworth Park (15th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA) from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
All adults (ages 18 and over) who sign up for a free DraftKings account will receive free admission to the Official Sixers Draft Party and the first 1,000 adults to register will receive a complimentary Sixers “Ballin’ Ben” logo T-shirt. All children will receive free admission with their ticket.
**QUOTES FROM SIXERS LEGENDS AND FAMILY ON THE SIXERS’ NEW UNIFORMS**
Julius “Dr. J” Erving: “When I joined the Sixers in 1976, we were the marquee team in the league, the one fans around the league wanted to see in person. It’s great seeing this new generation of Sixers come together, and I hope they will be as inspired and proud to wear this new uniform – which shares elements from my first year as well as the ’83 championship team – as I was during my time in the wonderful city of Philadelphia.”
Billy Cunningham: “These will be special uniforms that honor three specific time periods in Sixers history. As someone who helped design the 76-77 uniforms, I am excited that there will be hallmark elements from that era incorporated in the 2015 uniforms. Fans will love how they pay homage to the past while celebrating a new era of Sixers basketball.”
Barbara Chamberlain-Lewis, sister of Wilt Chamberlain: “It’s been amazing to see my brother Wilt’s legacy carry on throughout the years, and our family is excited that the Sixers are honoring Wilt and his beloved teammates from the 1967 Championship team by incorporating the jerseys they wore into this new design.”