Nashua Silver Knights Update Their Look
Photos Courtesy of the Nashua Silver Knights
The Nashua Silver Knights are the latest team to introduce new branding for the upcoming season. The new imagery embraces the City of Nashua and pays homage to the deep history of baseball at Historic Holman Stadium.
The primary logo features the iron gates, a distinct symbol for the city nicknamed the ‘Gate City” and featured at Holman Stadium. The top of the logo is an arched wrought iron gate in the same style as the concourse tunnels of Holman Stadium that lead into the seating bowl and out to the ballfield.
Beneath the starry night sky is a familiar backdrop of towering pine trees similar to the tree line viewable beyond Holman Stadium’s outfield fence. The Knights update the fierce eye logo that has been in use since 2011.
Centered in the wrought iron gate is a baseball. Below the stylized team wordmark is a night sky in a playful acknowledgment of the team’s name. The six stars in the sky represent each of the team’s six league championships.
“The logo is representative of Nashua’s Holman Stadium being southern New Hampshire’s destination for elite baseball players, generations of families, and countless fans for over 85 years since 1937,” explained team General Manager Can Cook in a press release.
The logo was designed by Brian Bednarski, who also created the Futures League rebranding last season, as well as other teams in the loop.
The team will also wear new uniforms that will be released at a later date. The newly unveiled cap logo features a metallic silver “N” flanked by open, black wrought iron gates. The new identity updates the old team’s identity honors the city, and the stadium’s presence in baseball history. Cook added.
“As we prepare this May to celebrate Holman Stadium’s status along the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire, it is fitting that our design’s open gates are also welcoming and inclusive in a nod to our home’s iconic heritage as the site of the first racially integrated team in baseball. We are so proud of the fact that Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella courageously broke baseball’s color barrier on these hallowed and beloved grounds as members of the Nashua Dodgers in 1946.”