OSAKA, JAPAN – (June 26th, 2023) – Mizuno has revealed the new F.C. Hansa Rostock home and away kits for the 2023-2024 season, marking the official start of their partnership between the German club and the Japanese brand.
CLASSIC WHITE AND BLUE: THE NEW HANSA THREADS ARE HERE!
The secret was kept safe for a long time until it was finally uncovered today. Japanese sports brand Mizuno together with F.C. Hansa has revealed the new jerseys for the upcoming 2. Bundesliga season, presented on a traditional sailing ship in the home port of Rostock.
The professional squad, as well as the newly founded women’s team and all youth teams of the Hansa Academy, will all play in the new home, away, and alternate jerseys. A unique design specifically crafted for the “Kogge“ and created in close collaboration with the club combines the traditional Hansa values with a modern design.
With the home kit, F.C. Hansa naturally stays true to the beloved home colors. Next to the blue base color, the home threads become a real eye-catcher through the white sleeves and the subtle, color-coordinated pinstripes.
Additionally, the design aims to show the close connection between the club and the Hanseatic city of Rostock. With the arm sleeves in red, white, and blue – the colors of the city emblem – this statement was smoothly incorporated and highlights the strong sense of pride and unity.
The new away kit has been kept in a sleek white with subtle, thin blue horizontal lines on the front, contrasting with the alternate jersey for 2023/2024.
Mark Kaiway, Mizuno’s Head of Sports EMEA, is excited about the partnership. Regarding the agreement with the club, he says: “F.C. Hansa Rostock has such a proud heritage and strong identity and this partnership is key for the development of our position in the football category in Germany. With the club’s passionate fan base, we look forward to a successful future ahead by servicing the team with our unique, innovative, and technical products.”
The kits of the new collection will be produced out of 100% recyclable and breathable polyester. In the course of its sustainability concepts, F.C. Hansa Rostock and Mizuno want to contribute to reducing the carbon footprint together.
The new kits are available from 01.07.2023 in the club’s Fanshops and online store (www.hansa-fanshop.de) and will soon be widely available on Mizuno.com and through a selective list of retailers.
Mizuno Corporation is a sporting equipment manufacturer established in Japan in 1906, developing and marketing products for a wide range of sports, including running, football, baseball, and golf, with corporate philosophy of “Contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports”.
Mizuno has a long history in the world of football. Throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s, Mizuno had footwear partnerships with many legends of the football game. From the season 2022-2023, Mizuno is the official kit supplier of Italian Serie A club S.S. Lazio and German 1. Bundesliga club VfL Bochum 1848.
For further information on Mizuno, please visit www.mizuno.com
About F.C. Hansa Rostock
F.C. Hansa Rostock was founded in 1965 and is currently playing in the 2. Bundesliga in Germany. With roughly 22.500 members, it is the biggest club in the entire province of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The club, playing its home games at the Ostseestadion, was the German champion and cup winner in 1991 and is the most successful club of the former DDR after the German reunification with 12 seasons in the German top flight. After 9 years of playing in Germany’s 3rd league, the club returned to the 2. Bundesliga in 2021, where the team managed to remain two years in a row.
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