Submitted by Cara Cherry, Public Relations
Detroit fans everywhere are celebrating another win for their football team. In their first Monday Night Football appearance since 2001, the Detroit Lions took out the Chicago Bears 24-13 to bring their record to 5-0 on the season.
With the Lions doing so well and the Detroit Tigers in the playoffs, local sports fever is running high. Personalized jerseys were flying off the shelves in the Lion’s Pro Shop during last night’s game.
Season ticket holder Michael Sarnacki of New City Photo snapped a few shots of some of the employees from the Pro Shop applying transfers to replica jerseys with a heat press. The store was so busy that the staff members were set up in the main concourse just outside of the pro shop itself.
Main Gate, the merchandising company that runs the Pro Shop at Ford Field, is part of the Stahls’ Replica Jersey Program. Stahls’ is the official licensed supplier of this merchandising program and provides fulfillment at many NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL arenas across the country. Jerseys are personalized while customers wait using three-color number and two-color letter transfers from Stahls’ Transfer Express and then applied to the jersey with a Hotronix®heat press.
According to Main Gate, they normally sell around 45 personalized jerseys at home games. During Monday night’s game they sold more than 75. Personalized jerseys are their second most popular item, with replica Ndamukong Suh jerseys being the number one seller. There is no better way for a fan to show love for their favorite team than with a personalized jersey.
Congratulations to the Detroit Lions on a fantastic game!