Fans of the 49ers won't have to wait long to see their team's new alternate uniforms in action.
The 49ers on Monday announced the team will debut its alternate black jerseys next week in the regular-season opener on Monday night, Sept. 14, against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi's Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m.
The 49ers will also wear their new black uniforms in their home game against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 29 at 1:05 p.m.
The alternates were spawned by several 49ers players that lobbied for a fresh take on the classic red and gold design, 49ers officials said.
“After our QBs started wearing black practice jerseys, a number of players told us they’d like to see black jerseys for the entire team,” 49ers COO Al Guido said in April. “Black has been a primary 49ers accent color for a long time and part of our brand identity since the beginning, so we feel like we’ve honored the team’s history and heritage while creating a modern look that our players and fans will enjoy wearing.”
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The black uniform is similar to the practice jerseys the 49ers began using for quarterbacks under former coach Jim Harbaugh, who instituted the black jerseys during training camp of 2013 as a visual reminder for the defense to steer clear of Colin Kaepernick.