The design of our new Heroine uniform is an update of the original Mercury white jersey, including—in our 25th season—the original script “Mercury” across the chest. The white color, historically a symbol of the women’s movement and suffrage, plus the angled short design are an homage to the ‘90s generation of Phoenix Suns basketball and their leadership who showed up for women, giving the Mercury a home in The Valley. And giving generations of girls and women a team of heroines to inspire them.
Our Explorer uniform is a combination of our core colors, purple and orange. It’s the first and only gradient uniform in the league, representing our home in The Valley, the only place skies and sunsets like this exist. The short design for the Explorer, like the Heroine, is a nod to our founding as one of the original WNBA teams in 1997. The Valley gave us a home and has supported us since Day 1 of the league, 25 seasons ago.
Our Rebel uniform is the only uniform in sports dedicated specifically to a fan base and it’s for the X-Factor, our Day 1s, the lifeblood of an original franchise of this start-up, progressive league. And though the uniform is completely unique in its theme, we join our #AllAZ family with the Suns, Cardinals, Diamondbacks and Coyotes to wear black while repping The Valley.