CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Hornets today unveiled a new Classic Edition uniform to be worn during the 2023-24 season in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the franchise’s inaugural 1988-89 campaign. With a teal silhouette featuring multi-colored double pinstripes, the 2023-24 Hornets Classic Edition uniform echoes the second-generation Hornets uniforms from 1997-2002.
FLY THEN. FLY NOW. 🐝 For our 35th anniversary, two All-Star point guards introduce our Classic Edition Uniforms. The double pinstripes from 1997-2002 are making a comeback!
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) August 23, 2023
“We’re pleased to introduce a new Classic Edition uniform to be worn as part of our celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Charlotte Hornets inaugural season,” said Hornets President & Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield. “Throughout our history, the Hornets have been recognized for fashionable uniform designs, and we know our fans will be excited to see the look that our team wore from 1997-2002 back on the court in Charlotte.”
The jersey features the classic Hornets font for the “Charlotte” wordmark on the chest, the player’s name on the back and the number on both sides. Along with the multi-colored double pinstripes in royal blue, light blue, purple and green, the design includes a crossover v-neck, along with purple striped side panels on both the jersey and shorts. The shorts are highlighted by a Classic Hornets logo on the left thigh. Like all Hornets uniforms, the jersey features the logo of Nike’s Jordan Brand on the right chest.
The Hornets are expected to wear the Classic Edition uniforms for eight home games this season, during which the evolution of the franchise from 1988 to the present and on into the future will be celebrated as part of the 35th Anniversary. The schedule of games and a special ticket package will be unveiled in early September.
The new Classic Edition uniform is expected to be available at the Hornets Fan Shop and other retail outlets this fall.
Hive Society Memberships for the 2023-24 season are available now. Pick 23 Plans are also available, featuring the first and last home games of the regular season plus 21 games of the purchaser’s choice, starting at just $18 per ticket per game in the Uptown Concourse. For more information, call 704.HORNETS or visit hornets.com/tickets.