Florida Tropics SC, Capelli Sport announce four-year deal as official uniform, apparel supplier

by Andrew Ross

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Tropics SC are announcing a partnership with global sport brand Capelli Sport as the team's official and exclusive uniform, apparel, and equipment supplier for the 2019-2023 Major Arena Soccer League and United Premier Soccer League seasons, as well as the Lakeland Tropics FC Youth Club. 

The exclusive four-year agreement will provide all on-field and off-field player and coach apparel, accessories, and equipment to the club. Through in-house production and shipping processes, Capelli Sport will provide kits to Florida Tropics SC consumers at equal quality and lower cost than its competitors and set Tropics players and fans apart on and off the field, while also supporting grassroots programs and services. The new partnership in 2019 brings with it like-minded parties set on providing quality service, care, and growth to all members outfitted in Tropics gear. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Capelli Sport. Their values and support of our Club were unmatched by any competitor, and we see the growth they are achieving over the past few years aligning with our vision and mission for the organization,” Tropics General Manager Andrew Ross said. “We are excited to grow alongside them in this partnership. They have connections on an international scale for the sport and we see so much value in what they bring to the table as our official and exclusive uniform, apparel, and equipment supplier." 

Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 by President George Altirs, with the mission to provide quality, functionality, and design for high-level performance on the field. Altirs’ more than 35 years in the apparel, fashion, and accessory business with parent company GMA Accessories led to the creation of Capelli Sport. The brand’s innovative, world-class training gear, equipment, and uniforms have yielded many global recreational, youth, club, collegiate, semi-professional, and professional sports partnerships. Currently, Capelli Sport distributes its world-class training gear and apparel in more than 25 countries worldwide. Capelli Sport also owns shares in multiple professional soccer teams throughout the world, bringing unmatched resources and support to partners. 

“We are very excited to start our new partnership with the Tropics professional and youth teams,” said Capelli Sport President and CEO George Altirs. “We have worked very closely with the staff and couldn’t ask for better partners. We see a bright future working together in many aspects.” 

Capelli Sport Vice President of Sporting Business, Jason Arnold, commented on the partnership, “There is a lot of talent at the club and Capelli Sport is looking forward to providing these athletes with the uniforms, equipment, and developmental opportunities to further the program's growth and success over the next four years.” 

Tropics Chief Operating Officer Chris Economides, said Capelli Sport went above and beyond to secure the agreement. “It is not only a business relationship, but a personal one as well between the Tropics and Capelli Sport. We all share a common vision which will benefit our mutual goals to grow the game locally as well as across the globe.” 

Fans can now purchase gear from the fan shop or get their custom jersey with their favorite player's name at the links below.

 Fan Shop (Gear)à https://teams.capellisport.com/FLT

 Custom Jersey (With Player Name) à https://squareup.com/store/fltropics/item/white-authentic-jersey-w-name-and-number-pre-order

The Tropics will open their fourth season in the Major Arena Soccer League on Friday, Nov. 22, with a road game in Orlando. After additional road stops in Orlando again and Milwaukee, Florida will open its 12-game home schedule on Saturday, Dec. 14, against Orlando at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. For more information, including season ticket packages that start as low as $70 for the full home season, visit fltropics.com, or call 863-240-0101.  


Capelli Sport is an innovative sportswear and team wear brand focusing on design of the highest quality, latest fabric technology, and design functionality for world-class performance on the field. For more information on Capelli Sport, current partners, and how to join the team today, visit Capelli Sport, follow them on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport,) or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.


Florida Tropics Soccer Club is a professional soccer organization based in Lakeland, Florida. The Tropics operate a Major Arena Soccer League franchise who play at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland (Florida Tropics), a USL League Two franchise (Lakeland Tropics), a WPSL franchise (Florida Tropics WPSL), and the 2019 United Premier Soccer League national champion (Florida Tropics SC) who play at Lake Myrtle Sports Park in Auburndale, FL. The Tropics youth club umbrella consists of over 2000 players and includes an affiliate partner, the Celebration Tropics, in Celebration, FL, as well as a main hub in Lakeland, the Lakeland Tropics Futbol Club, a not for profit organization and one of the largest and most prominent youth soccer organizations in Florida.  More information can be found at www.fltropics.com or by calling 863-240-0101.