The uniform nods to Houston’s rich history of space travel, connects our past and present, all to honor Houston’s culture of never stopping reaching for the stars.
Houston, TX — The Houston AstrosHas become the second team in Major League Baseball in 2022 and ninth overall to launch their Nike City Connect Kit with the introduction of a Space City themed uniform Sunday morning.
the Houston Astros City Connect Jersey honors our city’s contributions to space travel. “THE CITY OF SPACE” is stenciled extensively on the chest in space inspired letteringwhile the grid pattern on the sleeves mimics the sky charts who has helped guide countless missions across the cosmos. the lunar lander above the jock tag is a achievement symbolto reach new heights, while anchored in the jersey’s rich blue, orange and yellow hues which are ubiquitous in the city skyline.Here we explore Houston’s Persistent Quest to go above and beyond and proveunlimited human potential.
“Our City Connect uniform bridges past and present, making the old new, with a nod to our city’s great history of space travel. Astros’ retro elements with a fashion-forward approach match the constant pursuit of new opportunities and extraordinary victories that represent the great city of Houston,” said Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Anita Sehgal. “This uniform is a thank you to our fans for their unwavering support of the Astros and for the growth of our great community – we see this not as just a uniform, but as a movement for our city and we are thrilled to share it today.” today.”
In addition to the Nike jersey, the uniform also consists of navy blue Nike trousersa navy blue New Era hat and rainbow socks by Positiona homage to the Astros’ iconic rainbow uniform of the 1970s. The pants, hat and socks all continue Space City themeconnecting our history of the city and retro elements of astros uniforms from the 1970s to the 21st century. See below for details of all elements of the uniform.
The Astros will wear their new City Connect uniforms for the first time on April 20, 2022 against the Los Angeles Angels. After this first wear, they will be worn on Monday home games throughout the season. Special activations with unique photo opportunities and more will be part of the celebration every monday at Minute Maid Park this season.
City Connect Merchandise will be available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. today at Astros team store at Minute Maid Park. Start at 1 p.m.fans will need one Happy FanFest to enter the Team Store. The Team Store will be open throughout FanFest and the following Watch Party at Minute Maid Park. Get your $1 FanFest vouchers, with proceeds going to the Astros Foundation at Astros.com/FanFest.
the Union Station Team Store at Minute Maid Park will have extended hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. from From Monday April 11 to Friday April 15. On saturday april 16the store will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Launched last season, the Nike MLB City Connect Program was created to celebrate the link between each Club and its city. This uniform series explores the personality, values and customs that make each community and its people unique. Nike and MLB clubs have partnered to design jerseys inspired by their cities to celebrate new baseball traditions and invite more fans into the game of baseball. The Astros join the Washington Nationals as two teams to launch their uniforms in 2022.
Astros City Connect Uniform Features
Hat Logo — This new take on our traditional Star H logo brings the planetary trails and rainbow gradient of our iconic 60s and 70s logos into the 21st century.
Astros cap badge — Astros is boldly spelled along the side of our cap in the popular space-inspired verse font.
Golden Nike comma — The Nike swoosh is embroidered with gold thread symbolizing the multi-layered gold insulation protecting much of the mission gear in space
Rainbow piping – Rainbow gradient piping sewn on the entire uniform is “one of a kind” just like the city of Houston. Each jersey has its own gradient design, showcasing the individuality and diversity of our players, fans and the city.
Grid — The grid pattern displayed on the jersey sleeves resembles star maps used by astronomers to identify and locate stars, constellations and galaxies.
Pants numbers — The unconventional placement of each player’s number on his right trouser leg illustrates the organization’s desire to chart its own course. Taking a page from the history book, we’re once again bringing our iconic 1970s rainbow uniforms into the modern era.
Mission sleeve patch — Every space crew needs a mission patch to guide them on their journey. Our crest focuses on what connects us all: our city. Houston’s four area codes are inscribed on the corners of the patch, surrounding the Astros’ grip on the Texas state flag.
Space City Chest Plate — People everywhere have referred to Houston colloquially as Space City since the beginning of our nation’s manned space expeditions. Home to Mission Control, there was no better way to represent the city that continues to believe that human potential is limitless.
Tag Jock — The lunar lander symbolizes a pinnacle realization of human potential and alludes to Houston’s impact on pushing humanity to new heights.
Go for the launch — The phrase is sewn in Astros orange along the inside of the collar as a constant reminder that our mission to achieve greatness is Go For Launch.
Degraded socks by Stance — The uniform’s most unique and eye-catching feature design uses our rainbow gradient pattern to represent the rocket boosters that blast each shuttle into space.