RIFC Partners With Capelli Sport For Inaugural Uniforms
“Capelli Sport is a perfect fit for our club, as the partnership will provide Rhode Island FC an opportunity to create a unique kit that resonates with our fans and the place we call home."
Rhode Island FC has announced that they have reached an agreement with Capelli Sport — an American sportswear company based in New York City — to provide their uniforms for their inaugural season.
In addition to the uniform, Capelli Sport will be the team’s exclusive provider of all on-pitch apparel and equipment, as well as apparel and clothing for training, and for the club’s coaches, training staff, and front office administration.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Rhode Island FC, and we are honored they will be competing in Capelli Sport jerseys when they take the field for the club’s inaugural season in the USL Championship,” said George Altirs, the President and CEO of Capelli Sport in a statement. “We share Rhode Island FC’s goal of growing the game of soccer in Rhode Island and beyond, and we look forward to supporting them through victory.”
Capelli Sport currently works with men’s and women’s soccer clubs and national teams worldwide to provide on-pitch apparel. They currently work with the Austrian Bundesliga’s Austria Klagenfurt, the German 3. Liga’s SpVgg Bayreuth, and the USL Championship’s own Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, among others.
“Capelli Sport is a perfect fit for our club, as the partnership will provide Rhode Island FC an opportunity to create a unique kit that resonates with our fans and the place we call home,” said Rhode Island FC Chief Revenue Officer, Vicky Lynch. “Together, we will ensure that every Rhode Island FC player and fan will proudly wear the club crest close to their heart.”
The club has promised that local fans will be able to voice their input on the direction of their uniforms in the coming months. The first merchandise from the collaboration is expected to be released in the near future, with the uniforms themselves expected around the new year in advance of the 2024 USL Championship season.