Minnesota Aurora FC debut kits, designed by Cassidy Sepnieski | Photo Courtesy of Minnesota Aurora FC
On Saturday, Minnesota Aurora FC unveiled the club’s first-ever kits to a rapturous reception in front of a great crowd at the Mall of America.
Dubbed the Northern Lights and Constellation Kits, the kits all pay homage to the team's name and the Minnesota staple, the Northern Lights. All three kits were designed by graphic designer Cassidy Sepnieski as the side continues to build toward the inaugural USL W League season next month.
Welcoming a wide collection of fans from the Twin Cities, the event was a remarkable success capped off by drag queens, and excited fans of all ages as the club sold out its on-site allocation of its new threads. The excitement surrounding Aurora FC’s inaugural season was on full display.
“Seeing so many owners and fans in person was wonderful,” said Minnesota Aurora FC President Andrea Yoch. “It was our first in-person event as Minnesota Aurora and we are thrilled with the response to our inaugural kits. The design by Cassidy Sepnieski captures our team name perfectly and the response from our fans and the soccer community has been overwhelmingly positive.”
Minnesota Aurora FC home kit featuring the Northern Lights | Photo courtesy of Minnesota Aurora FC
The Aurora described its first home kit as capturing “the captivating movement and color of the aurora borealis spreading out across a starry Minnesota night sky. Through a gradient background, swirling motion-filled texture, and an underlying smattering of stars along with details on the back of the neck and sleeves that are uniquely Aurora, this kit brings all the depth and majesty of Midnight.”
The away kit, named the Constellation Kit, is “a clean take on constellations that interweave stars across the night sky. A bright teal base, partnered with strong dark sleeves creates a backdrop for a pinstripe pattern of stars. The lines intersect the stars to create abstract constellations and are a reminder of the community that surrounds this team and how everyone is connected to build the Aurora on and off the pitch.”
Minnesota Aurora FC’s new kits will be in action when they take the field for the first time on May 26th against the Green Bay Glory at TCO Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT.
Minnesota Aurora FC away kit | Photo courtesy of Minnesota Aurora FC