The Yomiuri Giants, Japan’s best-known baseball team, will be outfitted by Under Armour in 2015, under a new agreement.
The multi-year apparel and accessories partnership was announced in Tokyo by the team and Dome Corp., which is licensed to sell the Baltimore-based company’s products in Japan.
The agreement – which covers game-day uniforms and training gear – will allow Under Armour to continue to extend its international reach. The Giants, who play at Tokyo Dome, are the oldest of 12 Nippon Professional Baseball teams.
“The Yomiuri Giants are the most distinguished team in the Nippon Professional Baseball League," said Dome CEO Shuichi Yasuda, according to an Under Armour news release. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to dedicate our passion for making athletes better into this game-changing partnership and design the most innovative uniforms on the field today."
Under Armour’s baseball Twitter account posted a photo of Giants players with the message: “Ready to take the field with one of the world's best. Welcome to #TeamUA, Yomiuri Giants.”
Under Armour scored a sponsorship coup in January when it added Notre Dame to the list of schools it outfits. It also sponsors the Premier League soccer team Tottenham Hotspur.