The Falcons are set to unveil new Nike uniforms in April, the team announced Tuesday.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank wrote a letter to the ticket holders addressing the unrest with the team that saw many of them stay away from the home games last season.
“As we enter the new year, I want to send a personal note of gratitude to you, our season ticket members,” Blank wrote in the letter that was made available by the team. “Football is an emotional game played by emotional players, coaches, and yes, owners. As a newcomer, I quickly realized what makes Atlanta so special – her people. Native Atlantans, a community defined by perseverance, welcomed a dreamer like me. Together, we built our hometown into a metropolis of global stature.”
It’s been 17 years since the Falcons have made a uniform change. The Falcons have been working with Nike on the new design for the past two seasons and have received player and fan feedback, the team said in a news release.
“The Falcons have a proud tradition of bringing people and communities together from all walks of life, and our shared passion for winning football helps fuel this team,” Blank said. “As I stated when I purchased the Falcons in 2002, my promise remains the same: to bring a championship team to both our city and our community – on and off the field.”
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