GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers are back home to take on the Washington Football Team, but as they take the field Packers are expected to wear their new historic alternate uniform.
The uniform is inspired by the team’s uniforms from 1950-53, which was the second time the team wore green and gold in its history.
The uniforms are all green, with gold numbers and stripes similar to the jerseys worn in the 1950s, and matching green pants with gold stripes and matching green socks will complete the look.
The 50’s Classic Collection is now available for fans to purchase in the Packers Pro Shop, and includes the 50s Classic Jersey along with a new line of assorted apparel.
The NFL’s third jersey program permits teams to have a third jersey that they can wear for up to three games per season (no more than two home games) over a five-year period. The Packers in recent years have had two third jerseys, one of which was worn during the 2010-11 and 2013-14 seasons and celebrated the team’s 1929 season, the year of Green Bay’s first world championship. The more recent third jersey, worn from 2015-19, was a re-creation of the team’s uniform in the 1940s.
Another change in this weekend's uniform was that the team's helmets didn't have any logos.
"I love it, I wish they had a big ole G on their helmet though. But otherwise, they look great. Real classy," said Alex Koenen, Madison.
Fans NBC 26 spoke to said while it wasn't quite a replica of the old uniforms, they still loved the throwback twist.
"I'm a green and gold girl, so I love the traditional, the norm tradition but you gotta throw back and give the love to where it started," said Ashley Sannes, De Pere.
"It's tight. No I like that they're doing the retro kind of thing. I like the dark green, I like the yellow. Go Pack Go!" said Alexa Bartol, Green Bay.
"I was a little apprehensive at first, but old school Green Bay, that's what we're all about it. And I love it but it would be kind of nice if we crossed over the new and the old," said Stephanie Lawson, Green Bay.
And while most people loved this fashion, there were a few who did not.
"I rather seen them in a regular uniform, I don't like that past uniform," said Allen Duerr, De Pere.
Others we spoke to said these uniforms almost served as a lucky charm.
"I mean the more wins we can produce in these the better it's going to be. I'm in for the uniforms if it means we're going to win," said Kyle Lawson, Green Bay.
Sunday's game kick-off was at 12:00 p.m. CT.