Wizards to wear “Baltimore Pride” uniforms this season

September 30, 2015 | WNST Staff


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Wizards will celebrate their special relationship with the city of Baltimore by wearing Baltimore Pride uniforms for six select games during the season. The uniform pays homage to the uniform worn by the Baltimore Bullets from 1969-73, updating the color scheme to the Wizards’ current red, white and blue.

The Wizards will also honor the organization’s proud past with the addition of a display featuring all of the uniforms in franchise history. A narrative highlighting historical facts and pictures will also be included. Fans will have their first chance to see the new display at the Wizards’ preseason game on Oct. 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers. The display will be located on the concourse outside of section 112.

The Wizards franchise called Charm City home beginning in 1963, playing as the Bullets at the Baltimore Civic Center and featuring future Hall of Famers Walt Bellamy and Gus Johnson. Fellow Hall of Famers Earl Monroe (1967-71), Wes Unseld (1968-73) and Elvin Hayes (1972-73) also were part of the Baltimore franchise before the team relocated to Landover, Md., prior to the 1973-74 season.

In addition to the Pride jerseys, the Wizards will once again wear their blue alternate uniforms for every road game played on a Wednesday as well as for road games played on Mar. 25 against the Los Angeles Lakers, April 1 against the Phoenix Suns and April 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers. The team will wear the blue uniforms at home on Jan. 3 against the Miami Heat and on Feb. 28 when they face the Cleveland Cavaliers. Washington will wear their red road jerseys at home on Dec. 6 against the Dallas Mavericks and April 10 against the Charlotte Hornets.

The following is a schedule for the Wizards’ alternate uniforms during the 2015-16 season:

Nov. 25 @ Charlotte Hornets Blue

Dec. 6 vs. Dallas Mavericks Red

Dec. 16 @ San Antonio Spurs Blue

Dec. 19 vs. Charlotte Hornets Baltimore Pride

Dec. 30 @ Toronto Raptors Blue

Jan. 3 vs. Miami Heat Blue

Jan. 16 vs. Boston Celtics Baltimore Pride

Jan. 23 vs. Utah Jazz Baltimore Pride

Jan. 28 vs. Denver Nuggets Baltimore Pride

Feb. 24 @ Chicago Bulls Blue

Feb. 28 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Blue

Mar. 2 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Blue

Mar. 5 vs. Indiana Pacers Baltimore Pride

Mar. 19 vs. New York Knicks Baltimore Pride

Mar. 27 @ Los Angeles Lakers Blue

Mar. 30 @ Sacramento Kings Blue

Apr. 1 @ Phoenix Sun Blue

Apr. 3 @ Los Angeles Clippers Blue

Apr. 10 vs. Charlotte Hornets Red