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Updated: April 25th, 2013 5:44pm
Vikings make it official, unveil new uniforms, including purple pants

Vikings make it official, unveil new uniforms, including purple pants

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The Minnesota Vikings officially unveiled their new uniforms in a media release on Thursday afternoon, about an hour before they were to debut at the team's draft party at the Metrodome.

The team described the uniforms, which were designed through a collaboration with Nike, this way:

A modern representation of Nordic culture combined with the Vikings long-standing football tradition, the new design provides a modern twist on the classic Vikings uniforms. Features include a matte purple helmet with a black facemask, a refreshed, brighter gold accent, unique new font and numbers featuring curves that reflect the bow of a Vikings ship, and single gold and white stripes on the shoulders and pants reminiscent of early Vikings uniforms.

"The fine details make this uniform special," Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said in a media release. "The threading in the collar, just the subtle little things that are going to make people say, 'That's our Vikings uniform as we know it.' To the fan who is really a Minnesota Vikings fan true to its core, they're going to love this uniform."

The team said the uniforms allow for all four possible combinations of the jerseys and pants, which both come in white and purple.

"These uniforms embrace the strong tradition of the Vikings but add a contemporary feel that speaks to the future of this organization," Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf said in the statement. "We believe Vikings fans will be extremely proud of the new uniforms."

More images of the uniforms are available here.

In this story: Chad Greenway