~ Becomes Exclusive Cap Provider of NLL~
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - New Era, the international lifestyle brand rooted in sports, announces the addition of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) to its sports headwear collections. The agreement with NLL makes New Era the league's exclusive cap supplier. The agreement also provides the NLL with retail distribution at select New Era outlets. The two-year agreement includes 2014 & 2015 NLL seasons.
"The NLL is proud to join the NFL and Major League Baseball in offering New Era as our official cap," said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. "Our fans are sure to be thrilled with the dynamic styles and selections that New Era offers."
At initial launch, fans will be able to purchase team gear in 9FIFTY snapbacks, 39THIRTYstretch fit and 9FORTY adjustable silhouettes, as well as, a knit cap. Moving forward, New Era and the NLL plan to expand the product offerings available to fans to offer more styles including the brand's signature 59FIFTYfitted cap.
"The NLL is a fantastic addition to our portfolio of licensing partners," said Darrell De Bey, Sr. Director of Global Licensing. "There has been tremendous growth in the interest of the NLL - we're excited to be a part of that continued story and bring our products to the passionate fans of lacrosse."
About New Era:
New Era is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 90 years. Best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, New Era is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collection, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era encourages people to "FLY YOUR OWN FLAG™" - to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. and operates facilities in Canada, Europe, Brazil, Japan and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.
About National Lacrosse League:
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America's professional indoor lacrosse league featuring the best players in the world. Founded in 1987, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide behind only the NHL & NBA. The league is comprised of nine franchises: Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Edmonton Rush, Minnesota Swarm, Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth. The 2014 NLL regular season opens on Saturday, Dec. 28. For more information, visit NLL.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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