San Jose Earthquakes fans flooded San Pedro Square Market on Thursday as the team and Adidas unveiled a new primary kit for the 2017 season. The jersey features a primarily black color scheme, straying away from the blue-based jersey’s the club’s been wearing the past three seasons.

Across the black jersey is a blue gradient pattern that runs diagonal to horizontal. Each sleeve has blue Adidas stripes running along the shoulders, and the sleeves are cuffed blue edges.

“The black jersey is something that people have been waiting for a very long time,” says general manager Jesse Fioranelli. “They have voiced an opinion and I think the club has responded in a manner that is fantastic.”

Sutter Health, the team’s exclusive healthcare and jersey partner, dominates the front jersey real estate while a team logo is located right below the left collarbone and an Adidas logo is adjacent below the right collarbone. Players’ names and numbers on the back of the jersey are also in bold white.

The team’s three pillars are also located across the right sleeve— Unity, Devotion, Heritage— in white. To pay homage to the team’s past, a red stripe runs along the neckline. The new shorts are primarily black, with blue Adidas stripes running down the sides. Uniforms also feature the newest Adizero technology, which regulates temperature to provide overall comfort.

The jersey unveil party featured live music, autograph tables and a concession truck providing fans the first opportunity to get their hands on new gear.

Bay area native and first-year Quakes defender Nick Lima says the new uniforms are among the best in franchise history, albeit he may be biased because his name’s on the back.

“I’ve been a fan since I was a kid living in the Bay Area I know I’ve worn a lot of Quakes jerseys but this black jersey I think definitely trumps our lows,” Lima says.

Fans filled the entire market patio area, waiting in line for new merchandise. Pedro Ortiz seized on the opportunity to get his hands on a new Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski jersey.

“I think the different color touch really signifies what they’re going through as a team, they have a new beginning, new management, new players,” Ortiz says.

Coming off a tough season in which the team finished ninth in the Western Conference, the Quakes are looking to build off new management, new talent and the new look.

“We worked really hard on [the jersey] over a couple of years to make sure we did something that represented the city, the fans and the players,” said Quakes executive vice president Jed Mette.

Team merchandise is now available at the team’s official website and Oakridge Mall. Gear will also be sold at Avaya Stadium starting with a preseason match Feb 25.

The Quakes will host the Montreal Impact on March 4 at Avaya for the season opener.