The membership hopes to strengthen its ties to the New Jersey and New York space by altering its identify and id
Sky Blue FC, the Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League (NWSL) workforce, has introduced that the membership has been renamed NJ / NY Gotham FC, efficient instantly.
The membership has been a part of the NWSL since its inception in 2013 and adjusted its id forward of the beginning of the 2021 season with the Problem Cup on Friday to raised replicate its area.
Gotham FC has performed most of its existence at Yurcak Area on the Rutgers College campus in New Jersey, however lately moved to Crimson Bull Area, nonetheless in New Jersey however a lot nearer to New York Metropolis.
What can be stated?
“At this time marks a brand new chapter for girls’s soccer within the area,” stated membership chairman Tammy Murphy in a press launch.
“We’re making this necessary change due to our speedy development and growth. Our new identify displays our rising regional attain and captures the relentless willpower, limitless vitality and unbelievable variety of the communities we signify. “
“This course of is the end result of an intensive collaboration between our followers, gamers, the entrance workplace and the homeowners,” added Common Supervisor Alyse LaHue. “The membership has an unlimited historical past and a detailed relationship with its followers. So it was necessary that we listened and stayed fully open-minded all through the method.
“A brand new model has emerged that’s predominantly fan-driven, respects the membership’s previous and stands for a vibrant future.”
Why was the membership renamed?
Gotham FC believes its new identify will convey it nearer to the New York-New Jersey space. By strengthening ties with the area, Gotham FC hopes to forge nearer ties with followers within the area and to draw sponsors extra successfully.
What’s behind the brand new brand?
Concerning the brand new brand and coloration scheme, the membership stated, “The crest middle proudly shows three letters in sky blue coloration – an” N “and a hybrid” J / Y, “which New Jersey acknowledges because the membership’s birthplace because it hugs the membership rising attain in New York.
“As has been extensively requested by followers and in honor of the membership’s roots, Gotham FC will hold components of final yr’s up to date coloration scheme. The membership’s official colours are Sky Blue, Gotham Black and Cloud White.
“The colours signify the workforce’s historical past and previous id, the membership’s new id, and the long-standing basis of the membership’s help group, Cloud 9.”