KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There will be some tweaks to the Kansas City Royals’ uniforms when the team takes the field again next spring, as the team gets prepared to host the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
The biggest change will come to the team’s alternate home uniforms, which the team says will feature a new, bolder powder-blue uniform that “better represents the original powder blue color of our historic past,” the team said in a statement.
The Royals road uniforms were powder blue during the team’s glory years in the 1970’s and 80’s. The team switched to gray road uniforms in 1992.
In addition, the “Royals” script on the front of the jersey has been changed to white with blue outline and the number on the front of the jersey is now blue with white outline. The standard Royals blue KC cap will be worn with the new alternate jersey.
The changes to the primary road gray uniforms include a change to a deeper-looking blue/gray tonal quality designed to enhance the other colors in the uniform. In addition, the “Kansas City” script has been retooled to a more stylized font that now is in the same family as the traditional “Royals” script font. Also, the piping on both the jersey and pants is now a dual blue and white color scheme.
In addition to the changes above, every version of the uniform jerseys will feature the 2012 All-Star Game patch on the right sleeve.
The Royals will kick off the 2012 season on April 6th against the Angels in Anaheim. The team will kick off their home schedule on April 13th against the Cleveland Indians. The team will host the MLB All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium on July 10th.