As the NFL prepares to host the first Super Bowl in New Orleans, the sportswear industry is bracing for an uptick in its cotton production.
According to an industry source with direct knowledge of the situation, the NFL is currently in the process of selecting the cotton fabric for the new jerseys that will be worn during the championship game.
The source said the NFL has made no final decisions about the fabric used for its new jerseys, but it is expected that the jersey design will be “designed with polyester,” the material that is used in the fabric of the NFLs most popular apparel.
It is unclear if the new uniforms will use the same fabric as those worn by the New Orleans Saints, the reigning NFL champions, or other teams in the league.NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league has “no further information” regarding the fabrics chosen.
The NFL is planning to wear a total of 20 different uniforms during the season, which will start with the team’s championship game on Feb. 1.
But some of the teams will only be wearing a limited number of jerseys in a single game.
Accordingly, NFL teams have not yet made any decisions on how many jerseys they will wear, but McCarthy said “there is no plan to change the jerseys.”