Miami Marlins City Connect
Our city, renowned for its unique lifestyle, was cultivated many years ago, built upon a foundation of passion and pride. A destination for cultures from around the world, vibrant colors run through the 305 – the melting pot of America and the gateway to Latin America. It’s the legacy of the generations past, present and future that fuels our cultura, with the determination of those that came before us and the drive of those that push us to take our next step forward.
More than a half century ago, a collection of talent from far and wide took the field in Cuba to prove they belong among giants. Now, amid Little Havana, the radiant red bleeds the storied past of the Cuban Sugar Kings in this new breed of baseball, blending old school character with the bold swagger of the hometown Miami Marlins, combining both substance and style.
The Marlins City Connect uniform is designed with the personality and confidence of our city in mind. The storied past of the upstart Cuban baseball team and the synergy around the bold colors in their uniforms are brought to life once again to celebrate the bond with our community and the roots of the passion for the game of béisbol.
Our legacy continues to build our community and our cultura. Together, we move forward: Un Paso mas y llegamos! – One more step and we arrive!
Built On History
Un Paso mas y llegamos! – One more step and we arrive!
The Cuban Sugar Kings (1954-60) took the field each day with the dream of becoming the first MLB franchise outside the United States. Owned and guided by the vision of Bobby Maduro, the Father of Latin Baseball, they were a ground-breaking team that inspired their country and beyond. The Sugar Kings were one of the first to field a multi-national team with players from all over Latin America along with African American ballplayers. They played with a passion that inspired the love and growth for baseball throughout the world.
The team won the AAA championship in 1959 with future MLB players Tony González, Leo Cárdenas and Cookie Rojas. The next year, they moved to New Jersey and in 1962 moved to Jacksonville, a franchise that is now the Marlins Triple-A affiliate, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.
With the Miami Marlins City Connect uniform, the Sugar Kings have finally arrived in the Major Leagues.
The Uniform: Sweet Future
A modern remix of the iconic uniforms of the Cuban Sugar Kings, connecting the historic look with a refreshed style emblematic of our city. Their legacy lives on in a fusion with the Miami Marlins.
Bold and radiant, celebrating the vibrant culture of Latin American baseball and the energy of Miami
Legacy Red | Miami Blue | Midnight Black
The Miami Script: A nod to the handmade letterforms of the original jerseys; Wide pinstripes with raglan-style sleeves for a bold look
Sleeve Patches: An original Sugar Kings mark on the right arm to remember the legacy we carry on, with the Marlins logo on the left for the next generation.
Caps: Miami Blue with Legacy Red bill; the crest features the traditional Sugar Kings logo infused with the current Miami Marlins, and the single fish logo on the side
Located on the West Plaza of loanDepot park, “Folklore” is in celebration of Legacy. The tower honors the Cuban Sugar Kings and the connectivity to Miami.
Each container features elements inspired by Miami’s City Connect uniform that were painted by Puerto Rican artist Carlitos Skills.
Fans can now interact with Folklore by experiencing the set used for the 2021 Miami Marlins player photo and video shoot. Take selfies with your friends and family and be sure to tag @marlins, @loanDepotpark and use #MakeItMiami.
The 2022 season marks the return of the Marlins’ red Legacy City Connect uniforms. Starting Saturday, May 21, the team will take the field for each Saturday home game in their red Legacy Sugar Kings uniform.
Join us Saturdays at loanDepot park in Legacy gear to turn the ballpark red!
City Connect Merchandise
Check out the new Miami Marlins City Connect Gear at Marlins Team Stores:
New Era Team Store
Located on the West Plaza exterior of the ballpark.
- Open from 10AM through one hour after game ends
- Monday - Friday: 10AM - 4PM
- Saturday: 10AM - 3PM
- Sunday: Closed
In-Park Team Stores
Fanatics Team Stores are located behind sections 12 and 26.
In-Park Team Stores are open during Miami Marlins home games.