Charlotte Checkers unveil Queen City Outdoor Classic jerseys

The jerseys are a hybrid of those worn by the Checkers during the 1950s and 1970s.
The jersey the Checkers will wear for the Queen City Outdoor Classic.
The jersey the Checkers will wear for the Queen City Outdoor Classic.(Charlotte Checkers)
Published: Sep. 5, 2023 at 6:34 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Charlotte Checkers unveiled their jerseys for the Queen City Outdoor Classic, which will take place against the Rochester Americans at Truist Field in uptown Charlotte on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024.

The team said the specialty jerseys will only be worn for the event. They’re a hybrid of those worn by the team during the 1950s and 1970s. They feature a red and white color scheme with a baseball-inspired “Checkers” wordmark across the front and the event logo on the shoulders.

Replica jerseys will be available closer to the game but can be preordered online now. Jerseys worn by the players during the game itself will be available via auction during the event.

Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Oct. 16. More information can be found on the event’s official webpage and on the Charlotte Checkers website. Season ticket holders for both the Checkers and Knights will receive priority access.

The event will mark the first time the Checkers have participated in an outdoor game as well as the first professional outdoor hockey game in the city of Charlotte. To date, there have been 11 outdoor games in American Hockey League history, including two at minor-league baseball stadiums (Rochester vs. Lake Erie at Rochester’s Frontier Field in 2013 and Stockton vs. Bakersfield at Sacramento’s Raley Field in 2015).

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