Attack in black
The Stampeders have an all-time record of 33-11 (regular and post-season) while wearing their black jerseys, good for a .750 winning percentage.
The Stamps were the first Canadian Football League team to introduce a permanent third jersey when they unveiled black jerseys for the Labour Day Classic on Sept. 6, 1994. They capped the occasion with a 48-15 win over Edmonton.
Calgary played its first black-jersey playoff game in the 1998 West Division final and defeated Edmonton. A week later, while again sporting black, the Stamps beat Hamilton 26-24 in the Grey Cup.
The mystique of the third top continued a year later. The Stamps warmed up for a regular-season game against the BC Lions in their traditional red tops, but when the team was introduced, players ran out of the locker-room wearing a re-designed black jersey. The Stamps went on to defeat the Lions 14-1, marking their sixth straight victory in black and improving their regular-season record to 11-4 in an alternate black jersey. The streak ended at eight games with a loss in the 2000 West final.
As part of a league-wide initiative, the Stamps unveiled new Reebok jerseys in 2005 and wore the revamped black alternate jersey on Sept. 5 — a 25-23 loss to Edmonton. Updated black jerseys were released in 2014.
In June 2011, the Stamps introduced a new black helmet to wear during road games. The black helmets were dropped prior to the 2019 season when the league introduced a one-shell rule.
History of the black jersey
|1998||West Final||Nov. 15||Edm.||33-10||Win|
|1998||Grey Cup||Nov. 22||Ham.||26-24||Win|
|1999||West Semi-final||Nov. 14||Edm.||30-17||Win|
|2000||West Final||Nov. 19||BC||23-37||Loss|
|2008||West Final||Nov. 15||BC||22-18||Win|
|2009||West Semi-final||Nov. 15||Edm.||24-21||Win|
|2010||West Final||Nov. 21||Ssk.||16-20||Loss|
|2014||West Final||Nov. 23||Edm.||43-18||Win|
|2015||West Semi-final||Nov. 15||BC||35-9||Win|
|2016||West Final||Nov. 20||BC||42-15||Win|
|2017||West final||Nov. 19||Edm.||32-28||Win|
|2018||West final||Nov. 18||Wpg.||22-14||Win|