Monday, January 22, 2018

Cascades, Copperheads Unveil Logos and Uniforms

In June, 2001, the expansion Portland Cascades and Atlanta Copperheads each took another big step towards opening their inaugural seasons. Both teams unveiled their logos and uniforms. On June 25, Portland unveiled a logo featuring a Mountain resembling a growling bear in the team colors of "Midnight Blue, Glacial Silver, and Blizzard White." The home jerseys are white while the roads are navy with both uniforms featuring a mountain design.

The Atlanta Copperheads unveiled their uniforms the following day. The logo features a snake ready to attack, while the uniform features one of the most unique striping designs ever seen in the league, including a pair of snakes running over the top of the shoulders. The team colors are Maroon, Black, and Copper. The reaction from fans was mixed, with some younger fans enjoying the unusual look while other fans felt it was a bit much. "The jerseys are a little out there but we really wanted to do something different, something to draw the younger fans in" said team owner Joseph Cartwright.

In addition to the expansion teams' logos, the league also unveiled new logos for the Eastern and Western Conference, as well as new all-star uniforms for the 2002 all-star game. This will be the first time since 1997 that the all-star teams will have special uniforms, since then, players wore their regular club team uniforms for the game.

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