The Rochester Rhinos unveiled a new custom made green and yellow striped primary kit with Bimbo Bakeries as the front of the jersey sponsor in a press conference at Sahlen's Stadium on Thursday, April 11th, 2013. Bimbo Bakeries sponsors top teams throughout North and Central America including iconic Mexican side Chivas de Guadalajara, 2012 CONCACAF Champion's League winners Monterrey, and Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer.
“During the off-season we decided we wanted to return to our original colors and bring back a green and yellow kit for the 2013 season.” Rhinos President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Ercoli said. “One of our major motivations for signing with Admiral during the off-season was that they could produce a custom jersey for us. We couldn't be happier with how the kit turned out.”
With Bimbo on the front of their 2013 kits, the Rochester Rhinos will become the eighth team in North and Central America to wear the iconic conglomerate's name on their jerseys. Chivas de Guadalajara, Monterrey, and America of the Mexican top flight, Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer, Saprissa and A.D. Isidro Metapán of Costa Rica, and San Francisco FC of Panama are all also sponsored by Bimbo.
“Bimbo joined our sponsorship group last season. When we met with them to discuss the 2013 season they were interested in doing more with the Rhinos this year.” Rhinos Director of Sponsorship Sales and Marketing Jordan Steffan said. “We're excited to join such a recognizable collection of soccer teams with Bimbo on the front of their jersey, and we're looking forward to a great season.”
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The Rhinos open their 18th season on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 PM against VSI Tampa Bay FC. The Rhinos home opener is on Saturday, May 4th at 7PM against Harrisburg City in Sahlen's Stadium. Season tickets, flex packages and group ticket sales are currently available, and they can be purchased by calling (585)454-KICK (5425), by visiting the MVP Health Care Box Office at Sahlen's Stadium, or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
About the Rochester Rhinos
The Rochester Rhinos, the most successful soccer club in the United States and Canada outside of Major League Soccer, were founded in 1996 and currently play in the USL PRO Division – the top tier of the United Soccer Leagues. The Rhinos have appeared in eight finals and won four championships including the 1999 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and three A-League Championships (1998, 2000, 2001). In 2013 the the New England Revolution became the official MLS affiliate of the Rochester Rhinos.
All home matches are played in western New York's premier outdoor sport's facility, Sahlen's Stadium, located in downtown Rochester. For group and season tickets visit our website www.rhinossoccer.com or call the MVP Health Care Box Office in Sahlen's Stadium at (585)454-KICK. Don't forget to follow the club on Twitter (@rochesterrhinos) and on Facebook (RochesterRhinos) to stay up to date on all the latest news.