Nov 2, 2023 - Sports

Bulls pay homage to Chicago Stadium with new jerseys

A photo of two Bulls players holding basketballs on an illustrated sports card that says "City Edition 2023-2024"

Poster courtesy of Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls unveiled their new Nike NBA City Edition uniforms Thursday, celebrating the team's storied past at a storied stadium.

Why it matters: The jerseys are designed to pay tribute to the historic Chicago Stadium, where the Bulls won three championships from 1991-1993. It was torn down in 1995.

Details: The uniforms will be black with red trim and the jerseys will feature nods to the former West Side stadium, including its old "Chicago" sign.

  • The jersey includes the phrase "Madhouse on Madison," which is printed to reflect the stadium's infamous crown noise, aided by the 3,663-pipe organ.
Photo of a stadium
An exterior shot of Chicago Stadium in 1994. Photo: NBA Photos/NBAE via Getty Images

The intrigue: Even the satin lining has significance. It honors the first-ever event held at the stadium, which was a boxing match between Tommy Loughran and Mickey Walker.

What's next: The jerseys will be worn by the team on Friday, and then again a few times throughout the season.

Photo of jerseys hanging in locker room
The new jerseys hang in the locker room. Photo courtesy of the Chicago Bulls

The bottom line: The City Edition uniforms have been designed for all NBA teams as the league debuts its new in-season tournament.


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