SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Mark your calendars, Padres fans. The team is giving its first look at next year's new brown uniforms this fall.
The Padres are set to debut their new 2020 uniforms at an event on Nov. 9 at Petco Park, a team spokesperson confirmed to 10News. The news originally dropped after President of Business Operations Erik Greupner revealed the date on Twitch.
Since January, fans have waited in anticipation of seeing the new brown uniforms after the team announced the color change. The team had until May to submit their final proposal for the new threads the Friars will wear.
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Focus group testing was held, giving select fans a peak at variations featuring brown and gold combinations. The Padres haven't released a sample of the uniform yet though.
The change comes as Nike inked a 10-year deal to be the MLB's official uniform and footwear supplier starting in 2020.
Some form of brown and mustard was used in Padres' jerseys until 1984. The inclusion of brown was abandoned after the 1990 season when the team took on a blue and orange color scheme. Brown only began making its way back into the Padres' uniforms in 2016, when the team featured it as throwback uniforms for select games.
But the hope now for many fans: New Padres threads, young talent, and a world championship on the horizon.