Today, the Calgary Stampeder Football Club turned another page in team history, unveiling their new third jersey. The third jersey remains prominently black with more red accents than previous years. The new look carries the same style and font as both the home and away Stampeder jerseys. This is the third design of the black jerseys, the first design was introduced back on September 6, 1994, as the Stampeders would defeat the Eskimos 48-15 in the Labour Day Battle. The Stampeders have worn their black jerseys on thirteen occasions, holding a 10-3 record which includes playoffs.
BACKGROUND ON BLACK JERSEYS
The Stampeders have donned their special game day black uniforms thirteen times in history (only nine regular season games). The last time they wore their black jerseys in a regular season action was October 16, 2004 at home against the Toronto Argonauts. The Stamps would come out on top winning the game 29-11. The first time the Stamps wore the black jerseys with black pants was on October 18, 2002 at home vs. the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The longest winning streak in the black jerseys was 9 straight, which ended at the 2000 West Final. In 1999 on October 24th against the first place B.C. Lions the Stampeders warmed-up in their traditional home red jerseys. After warm-ups the new (2nd version) black jerseys were introduced to start the game. The team retires the 2nd version with a 3-3 record as the 1st version was given to the 1998 championship team after they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The first time the original black jerseys were unveiled was on Labour Day 1994.