- NYCFC first-ever third kit honors the civic backyard of New Yorkers
- Launch photography captures First Team members throughout Central Park
New York City Football Club (NYCFC) today unveiled its first-ever third kit, titled ‘The Parks Kit.’ The Kit is an homage to and celebration of New York City’s parks, their history and the vital role they play for New Yorkers and the beautiful game.
The parks are the metaphoric and literal lungs of the City, providing critical clean air and places to relax and play in the City That Never Sleeps. It’s where many people learn, apply and hone their soccer skills on a daily basis.
Parks are essential to New Yorkers and welcome everyone to their green space, no matter where they come from. Whether it’s the famous Central Park, Prospect Park anchoring the beating heart of Brooklyn, Flushing Meadows uniting the World’s Borough, or the hundreds of others from Freshkills to Van Cortlandt, New York City’s parks are for everyone.
The kit’s green shades and white accents draw their inspiration straight from the NYC Parks. The front panel is designed using a customized layering of different textures of Central Park—the foliage, roots, rock outcroppings and grassy lawns, framed alongside the trim of the Club’s City Blue. The jock tag detail proudly displays the iconic NYC Parks Department “Parks Mark,” while the back neck features a design inspired by the floral patterns of Central Park’s Bethesda Arcade and fountain. The kit is made out of 100% Recycled Polyester (PES).
NYCFC Midfielder, Keaton Parks, said: “The Parks are a great representation of New York City itself. On any given day, you’ll see people from all different backgrounds coming together to enjoy them, playing soccer or other sports or hanging out with their friends and family.
“Our parks are a place for everyone, and I’m honored to wear a kit that celebrates this commonality for New Yorkers.”
“New York City Football Club has been a longstanding partner of NYC Parks, helping to create brand new soccer pitches for New Yorkers, and I’m excited to join them once again to reveal our latest collaboration – the first-ever Parks jersey,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue. “Our public parks are important oases providing all groups of people, sport teams and other patrons with healthy greenspaces to connect with their environments. We’re proud of this latest collaboration with NYCFC, and we look forward to giving New Yorkers yet another chance to show their NYC Parks pride.”
‘The Parks Kit’ is now on-sale via MLSstore.com/new-york-city-fc.