Majestic Athletic

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Majestic Athletic, Ltd.
Subsidiary
Founded 1976; 41 years ago (1976)
Founder Faust Capobianco III [1]
Headquarters Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Products Sportswear
Parent VF Corporation
(2007–present)
Website majesticathletic.com

Majestic Athletic is an American company that designs, markets and manufactures performance athletic apparel, team uniforms, outerwear and licensed athletic wear. The company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with manufacturing facilities in Easton, Pennsylvania. Majestic is the official on-field uniform of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Majestic also manufactures sports apparel under license of other professional leagues, such as NFL, NHL, NBA, and some association football teams as well.

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Majestic Athletic was founded in 1976 by Faust Capobianco III. Prior to that time, the Capobianco family operated Maria Rose Fashions. As fashion apparel production shifted from the Lehigh Valley to the South, the company shifted focus to the athletic teamwear business.

Majestic invented the batting practice jersey, a lighter-weight pullover jersey designed for use in the heat of day. In 1982, Majestic batting practice jersey made its debut with MLB.[2] Two years later the company signed its first National Licensing Agreement with MLB.

The company made its NFL fan wear debut in 1989. In 2004, after 22 years of producing MLB batting practice jerseys and fan fashions, Majestic became the sole provider of on-field uniforms for all 30 Major League Baseball teams.

VF Corporation acquired Majestic in 2007, and two years later the "VF Licensed Sports Group" was created. In March 2015, Majestic renewed its contract with MLB through 2019.[2] In January 2016, Majestic finalized a contract extension with the NFL.[3]

On December 5, 2016, it was announced that Under Armour would replace Majestic as the official on-field uniform provider of Major League Baseball starting in 2020. [4]

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