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Under Armour’s uniform deal with MLB reportedly pushed back to 2020

The start of Under Armour’s uniform deal with Major League Baseball has been pushed back a year to 2020.

Baltimore-based Under Armour had been slated to become the on-field uniform outfitter in 2019, but multiple sources confirmed the delay with ESPN. The current outfitter, Majestic, will continue to provide uniforms next season.

An Under Armour spokeswoman declined to comment.

Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) and MLB initially announced the 10-year deal in December 2016. It was the sportswear maker’s first uniform deal with a professional sports league. Under the terms of the deal, Under Armour would become the exclusive provider of all on-field uniforms.

Another company, Fanatics, would hold the consumer product licensing rights to manage the manufacturing and distribution of Under Armour and Fanatics gear.

CEO Kevin Plank called the deal “a watershed moment” for Under Armour.

The deal was originally slated to begin in 2020, but last year MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the timetable…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.



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