Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today unveiled their Classics Edition uniforms and the 30th season logo design, both of which will be present at moments throughout the 2018-19 season. The new uniform edition will debut on October 31 when the Wolves face the Utah Jazz at Target Center.
The Classics Edition will celebrate the team’s heritage in honor of their 30th season and feature the same uniform design that the team wore from 1996-2008; all black with green tree lining. The uniform was unveiled through a video earlier today that can be viewed at www.timberwolves.com/30th. The team will be putting out content on that site all season long to celebrate 30 years of Timberwolves basketball.
The uniform will be worn for four additional games throughout the season on December 3 vs. Houston, January 4 vs. Orlando, March 5 vs. Oklahoma City and April 9 vs. Toronto, which is also Fan Appreciation Night presented by Star Tribune. Fans can purchase a Flex Pack to include all five of the throwback nights and five or more additional games of their choosing, including the season’s most in-demand matchups. To purchase, visit www.timberwolves.com/flex.
The team also unveiled the 30th season logo that will appear on creative elements and merchandise throughout the season. An image of the logo as well as the uniform design can be downloaded here.
Fans can stop by the Timberwolves booth inside of Fan Central at the Minnesota State Fair today to celebrate the announcement. The first 500 fans in the booth will have the opportunity to add a piece to a mosaic that will come together as the 30th season logo. Also, to kick off the 30th season celebrations, former Timberwolves player Tom Gugliotta will stop by the booth to meet fans and sign autographs from 1:30-2 p.m.
The Timberwolves will unveil two additional uniforms for the 2018-19 season at a later date.
About Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves completed a successful 2017-18 season that included a return to the NBA playoffs. Off the court, the team grew in nearly every area of the business, notably a 15% year-over-year increase in attendance, 16 regular season home game sellouts, which accounted for the most in a season since the 1991-92 season, and a 20% increase in the full season ticket base, putting the team in the top 10 in the NBA in new full season tickets sold. The team also set an all-time franchise record in partial season ticket plans, group tickets and suite rentals, and were either sold out or over 90% capacity in every premium space. Television ratings increased 78% year-over-year, the third highest YOY increase in the league, and merchandise sales were up 70%, fueled by the team’s new branding and new relationship with Nike. Other new partnerships with Fitbit, Anheuser-Busch and Hy-Vee aided in a 25% increase in corporate partnerships. Prior to the start of the season, the team completed a $150 million renovation of Target Center, which was a nominee for Sports Facility of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Awards and was named a Top Project of 2017 by Finance & Commerce.
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