Flint City Bucks, a decorated club that participates in the USL League Two, has announced Capelli Sport, the international sportswear and team-wear brand, as the team’s official uniform and equipment supplier for the inaugural 2019 season.
Per the terms of the agreement, Capelli Sport will supply its innovative, custom apparel and training gear to the Flint City Bucks’ players, coaches, staff and fans as the franchise prepares to take the field for its first season under its rebranded team identity.
Flint City Bucks, formerly known as Michigan Bucks, is recognized as one of the most successful USL League Two franchises in the country, under the league’s former name – Premier Development League. Over the course of its 23 year history, the franchise holds a number of impressive league records including, but not limited to, 14 division titles, five regular season championships, three league championships, and more than 290 total victories. This success has directly correlated with an impressive 81 players being selected in the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, with the 2019 class seeing five players drafted to the top division of professional soccer in North America.
“We are extremely proud to start the next chapter in the Bucks storied history as we move the team to a new home in Flint and begin with a new uniform partner in Capelli Sport,” Flint City Bucks Chairman and CEO Dan Duggan said. “I have been watching the growth and traction that the Capelli brand has achieved in a very short time here in the U.S. and we are excited to do our part to help the continued growth of the brand. We are impressed with the quality of the product that the players will enjoy, but what has really stood out so far has been the company’s impeccable service and desire to help insure that every detail is looked after. We are looking forward to a long term relationship with our new apparel partners at Capelli Sport.”
For the 2019 USL League Two season, Flint City Bucks will be sporting its new crest and team colors, which are blue, red and gold, on the Capelli Sport branded uniforms, training apparel and equipment. Each of the elements of the crest and color scheme hold a significance towards the city of Flint as the team plans to fully intertwine with its decorated history. In addition, all home matches will be played at Atwood Stadium, which was recently purchased and renovated by Kettering University.
“Securing a team uniform provider with the reputation of Capelli Sport for our kit and equipment is an important part of our journey to become the Flint City Bucks,” said Flint City Bucks President Costa Papista. “We are excited to begin this long term relationship that will bring a new look and feel to our team in Flint.”
Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 by President George Altirs, with the mission to provide quality, functionality and design for high-level performance on the field. Altirs’ more than 30 years in the apparel, fashion and accessory business with parent company GMA Accessories led to the creation of Capelli Sport. The brand’s innovative, world-class training gear, equipment, and uniforms have yielded many global recreational, club, semi-professional and professional sports partnerships.
“As the Michigan Bucks franchise, Flint City Bucks has earned multiple honors throughout the league’s history,” Capelli Sport President George Altirs noted. “The ability to partner with leaders such as Costa and Dan continues to solidify Capelli Sport’s ability to provide top sporting organizations around the world with their uniform and equipment needs. We thank Costa, Dan and everyone within the Flint City Bucks organization for their belief in Capelli Sport and we look forward to bringing our training, fan gear and uniforms to the players, staff and supporters of Flint City Bucks for the inaugural season.”
In eight years of operation, Capelli Sport has become the partner of, and the official outfitter for, a number of internationally recognized sporting organizations, professional clubs and international teams. Currently, Capelli Sport distributes its world-class training gear and apparel in more than 25 countries worldwide.
About Flint City Bucks
Flint City Bucks, formerly known as Michigan Bucks, is recognized as one of the most successful USL League Two franchises in the country. Over the course of its 23 year history, the franchise holds a number of impressive league records including, but not limited to, 14 division titles, five regular season championships, three league championships, and more than 290 total victories. This success has directly correlated with an impressive number of 81 players being selected in the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, with the 2019 class seeing five players drafted to the top division of professional soccer in North America. Learn more about and visit Flint City Bucks online today at flincitybucks.com.
About Capelli Sport
Capelli Sport is an innovative sportswear and team wear brand focusing on design of the highest quality, latest fabric technology and design functionality for world-class performance on the field. For more information on Capelli Sport, current partners, and how to join the team SHOP CAPELLI SPORT, visit the ONLINE CATALOG PAGES at capellisport.com, follow them on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport), or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.