HIGH POINT, N.C. (December 14, 2023) - Carolina Core FC, an independent club that will begin its season with MLS NEXT Pro in 2024 and play its home matches at Truist Point,announces they have signed a multi-year contract with uniform provider, hummel Pro North America. hummel will begin supplying uniforms immediately as CCFC goes into their inaugural 2024 season. In addition, hummel will supply training apparel for the club and official CCFC merchandise for fans.
“We are excited to partner with hummel as our Official Uniform Provider for the coming years! It is paramount to our organization's success to work with a global brand that gives us the ability for full customization of our team kits. That said, it’s an honor to be added to the list of well-respected clubs currently partnering with hummel throughout the world,” says Andy Smith, President.
hummel, known for their unique and unprecedented soccer jerseys, has outfitted many teams throughout the world. These teams include: The Danish National Team, Everton FC, Southampton FC, Forward Madison FC, etc. Building community through kits is the mission behind these outstanding jerseys. Creating jerseys as special as the clubs they were designed for is reflected through hummel’s #CommunityThroughKits seen across their social media platforms.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Carolina Core FC for their inaugural season in MLS NEXT Pro. Our shared mission of empowering local communities through the power of soccer lays the groundwork for success and an exciting journey together. This partnership also marks a historic landmark for hummel in North America with Carolina Core FC being the first club from MLS NEXT Pro to join our family of clubs,” states Chase Eagan, VP of hummel Pro North America.
Carolina Core FC’s fully customized home and away match kits will be released in early 2024 through a collaboration with hummel Pro North America. All season ticket holders will be gifted an authentic match jersey for the 2024 season. Jerseys will be available for the general public to purchase immediately following the Inaugural Season Kit Reveal.
“Introducing hummel Pro North America to The Core marks an exciting moment for our club, players, and fans! This partnership enables us to commemorate our home in The Core by creating distinctive kits that represent our unique personality. Our club is truly passionate about having jerseys that resonate with our identity, and hummel provides us with limitless opportunities to deliver the very best. Strengthening ties within the community through the shared symbol of kits, we will be cheering on our team as a united and proud fanbase. It’s a special time to be a part of CCFC and we can't wait for all of the great memories we are going to make alongside hummel,” explains Ramsey Caudle, Vice President of Branding and Merchandise.
Through this partnership, hummel Pro North America will also be outfitting Carolina Core FC Academy’s MLS NEXT teams kicking off in fall 2024. This will include match jerseys and training gear. Information on Carolina Core FC Academy can be found at www.carolinacorefc.com/academy.
"Carolina Core FC is thrilled to welcome the hummel Pro North America team to our CCFC family. Our multi-year Uniform Provider partnership is centered around making our customized kits affordable for the Carolina Core and beyond. The support hummel will provide our MLS NEXT Pro team and MLS NEXT Carolina Core Academy Elite Youth teams is unmatched. A special focus of the partnership centers around the Academy's fully funded MLS NEXT Elite Youth Soccer which is launching in 2024,” states Chris Baretta, Chief Revenue Officer.
ABOUT Carolina Core FC
Founded in 2022, Carolina Core FC is an independent professional men’s soccer club that will begin play in MLS NEXT Pro in 2024. The club’s local owners are dedicated to community development through its on-field and off-field activities. Carolina Core FC has diligently worked behind the scenes to build together its experienced executive staff, including High Point Native, Eddie Pope as the Chief Sporting Officer. Eddie is a former U.S. Men’s National Team, MLS legend and USSF Hall of Famer. #CCFC will play its home matches in High Point, N.C. at Truist Point, the $38 million stadium located in the revitalized downtown social district. Supporters can join the club by securing a season seat and ordering Carolina Core FC merchandise at www.carolinacorefc.com.