EL PASO, Texas – Noche de Locos is coming to Southwest University Park.
El Paso Locomotive FC on Tuesday unveiled a special edition jersey that pays homage to the colorful culture of the club’s border city, taking design inspiration from Mexican folk art and capturing the Borderland’s essence that will be worn on Noche de Locos, September 4th and on September 21st.
“The inspiration for designing this jersey came from combining the traditional Mexican sugar skulls and the vibrant colors found in all corners of Mexico,” said Locomotive’s graphic designer and native of Juarez, Itzel Zambrano, who designed the jersey. “Calaveritas, or sugar skulls, represent the Mexican folk art and symbolize honor for the spirits of our ancestors - which for Mexicans is a very unique and rich tradition.”
The colors of the Mexican flag adorn the collar and the “Locos” alternate logo sits inside the neckline. As your eyes move down the jersey, contrasting bright lines against a dark blue field makes the imagery pop off the fabric. Locomotive FC and apparel partners BLK have never been ones to shy away from being bold when it comes to design, and this jersey is a testament to that ideal.
“The process was digging into my culture to accurately represent to the members of BLK how we celebrate the Mexican culture in our border city,” added Zambrano. “Together, we were able to make this jersey a success. Design is about connection. The input I was able to provide translated to a more authentic design that helps our fans connect and feel the Mexican culture.”
Noche de Locos will run in tandem with Hispanic Heritage month which begins September 15th and Día de la Independencia on September 16th. The September 4th match against Tulsa Roughnecks FC will feature Folklorico dancers and the first 1,000 fans through the door will get a “Noche de Locos” scarf.
A special limited run of these jerseys will be available for purchase in the Locomotive Team Shop starting at 10 a.m. MT. Fans will also be able to get their hands on authentic game jerseys worn by Loco players by way of an auction whose funds will benefit the El Paso Locomotive FC Foundation. More details on the auction to come.