PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) - The Philadelphia 76ers have unveiled their fourth and final uniform for the 2017-18 season, the “City Edition” uniform, as an ode to Philadelphia's revolutionary spirit.
The team say the uniform’s signature-style lettering and parchment-paper color are inspired by the Declaration of Independence, signed in Philadelphia in 1776.
The “76” emblem embroidered on the shorts was influenced by the insignia for the Bicentennial celebration held in Philadelphia in 1976 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration.
The iconic circle of 13 stars on the side of the shorts, and crisp blue, red and white trim around the shoulders and hems were inspired by the city’s patriotic origins.
The 76ers will debut the new City Edition uniform on Friday, Feb. 2 game at 8 p.m. vs. the Miami Heat. The City Edition uniform will be worn at all following 76ers Friday night home games and all home games in April for the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
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“We’re excited to unveil the ‘City Edition’ uniform for our incredible fans in Philadelphia as we celebrate this city’s rich history and spirit of revolution,” said Chris Heck, Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations. “With a design inspired by the Declaration of Independence and other historical notes, our City Edition jersey captures the essence of Philadelphia in a manner that can be boldly showcased by the likes of Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and the entire 76ers roster."