Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the much-anticipated 2019-20 Nike City Edition uniform. The MSP Nike City Edition uniform pays homage to the two cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the diverse people and neighborhoods that makes the Twin Cities thrive, and the river that divides yet unites its residents.
The icy cool yet sky blue color of the new MSP City Edition uniform reflects the blue waters that are ubiquitous throughout the cities, namely the Mississippi River, which is outlined on the left side of the uniform. The river’s outline begins at the collar of the uniform and flows south all the way down to the bottom of the uniform. An illustrative icon featured on the waistband of the shorts features the last city of the east, the first city of the west, connected by the mighty Mississippi River in an eye-catching design.
The MSP City Edition uniform celebrates the people, neighborhoods, food, art, and culture that makes The Cities unique - and collectively - a top place to live, work and play. The Timberwolves will don the new uniform nine times throughout the 2019-20 season. Five of those games will be played at Target Center.
During MSP City Edition nights at Target Center, the Timberwolves organization will bring in local chefs, artists, designers, entertainers, community leaders and neighborhood groups to be a part of the festivities. MSP City Edition nights will take place on December 13, January 24, February 21, March 6 and April 15 at Target Center. Local musicians and artists will entertain fans while acclaimed local chefs Justin Sutherland, Thomas Boemer, Mike DeCamp, and Jason Matheson will each take over the Test Kitchen by David Fhima for one night to provide fans with their iconic creations.
“The two cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are full of diverse people, neighborhoods, and communities that make up the DNA of the Twin Cities,” said Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson. “The MSP City Edition uniform celebrates them, what they do to make our Cities thrive, and why the Timberwolves are proud to call the Twin Cities our home.”
In addition to the MSP City Edition uniform, the Timberwolves paired up with Minneapolis and St. Paul-based clothing designers to create a first-of-its-kind collection of any NBA City Edition merchandise. Local designers including Sota Stick, Northmade and Great Lakes Co., each created Timberwolves-inspired wearables which are currently on sale at brick and mortar Timberwolves team stores.
While The Cities Collection locally made merchandise is on sale now, the MSP City Edition uniform and Nike collection will go on sale November 27th at the Timberwolves Team Store and online.
To celebrate the style of The Cities, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a Cities Edition MSP Originals Ticket Package that includes a game night ticket and a made in MSP for MSP retail item. Games and the made in MSP for MSP retail item included in the package are: January 24 vs. Houston (Love Your Melon Beanie), February 21 vs. Boston (Sota Stick T-shirt), March 6 vs. Orlando (Northmade Hat) and April 15 vs. New York (Sota Clothing Mug). All fans in attendance at the first home Cities Edition game on Friday, December 13 vs. the L.A. Clippers will receive an MSP t-shirt presented by Fitbit.