Cincinnati Cyclones & Zoo Unveil Hippo Night Jersey

Cincinnati Cyclones & Zoo Unveil Hippo Night Jersey

Cincinnati Cyclones & Zoo Unveil Hippo Night Jersey

Special Fiona Bobblehead Four Pack Also Released

Cincinnati, OH - The Cincinnati Cyclones have unveiled their one-night alternate identity for Hippos Night at Heritage Bank Center on Saturday, March 4. The partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden marks the fourth year the team has swapped names with a local landmark; previous pairings include: Flying Pig Marathon, Kings Island and Skyline Chili.

The jersey was designed by Cyclones graphic designer, Matt Scheer, with input from the zoo’s marketing team. The jersey features:

  • Purple and white color palette with turquoise accents
  • An illustrated hippo chomping through a hockey stick as the crest
  • Subdued watermarked plant frond details
  • The Cyclones’ and Cincinnati Zoo’s primary logos on the shoulders with an additional zoo patch on the chest
  • Purple numbers and nameplate

Game-worn jerseys will be up for auction throughout the game via the Handbid app. The auction will end ten minutes after the conclusion of the game.

  • Download Handbid for Apple HERE
  • Download Handbid for Android HERE

Net proceeds from the auction will benefit the Cincinnati Zoo and their ongoing mission of creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature and serving the community.

“We are proud to partner with the Cincinnati Zoo on this night,” said Cyclones Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Sean Lynn. “We have found these alternate identities to be a huge hit and the ability to partner with an iconic establishment such as the zoo is a home run. We’re looking forward to bringing the Hippos brand to life.”

"We're looking forward to seeing Hippos on ice," said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.  "Fiona's story of hope has inspired millions, and we hope that her mojo will help the Cincinnati Hippos win.  The bobblehead that comes with the ticket package is adorable."

In addition to the jersey, the Cyclones will be offering a Fiona Bobblehead Family Four-Pack. The exclusive package is $124 and includes: four tickets to Cincinnati Hippos Night, four Fiona Bobbleheads and four Skyline Chili Coney Vouchers. The package is limited and only available while supplies last. $5 of every ticket sold through the four-pack will be donated back to the zoo.

  • Purchase Fiona Family Four-Pack HERE

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