The San Diego Padres announced an advertising deal with Motorola and will be the first major league team to feature ads on their uniforms.
The novelty appeared to be coming and perhaps this is the beginning of a trend.
On August 6, 2021, the major leagues and players’ union eliminated the requirement that advertising could not be worn on uniforms and on March 10, teams were given the right to wear the product brand on correct sleeves and helmets.
The major leagues have decided to allow advertising on uniforms from 2023, although they said they may allow it on helmets in this year’s playoffs.
“The iconic Motorola logo on our uniforms is a perfect fit for the Padres brand,” San Diego CEO Ekik Grappner said on Tuesday.