Tobacco Road FC announces apparel agreement with Nike, Inc.

Durham, NC Tobacco Road FC is excited to announce that it has entered into a three-year apparel partnership with Nike. Under the terms of the deal, Nike will become the official athletic apparel supplier for the Durham based club. Tobacco Road FC competes in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League.

“We are thrilled to work with Nike – an iconic brand that will immediately enhance the club’s standing throughout our local market,” said Tobacco Road FC President Seth Kaplan. “During the process of selecting a uniform provider, it was incredibly important that we partner with the best – without doubt, this partnership with Nike accomplishes that and more.”

Sporting Director and Head Coach Cedric Burke added, “Nike has become synonymous with excellence and success in the athletic arena. This partnership enhances our ability to provide a premier platform for player development while competing for championships.”

About Tobacco Road FC

Founded in 2014, Tobacco Road FC is a semi-professional men’s soccer club based in Durham, NC. The club competes in the Premier Development League. The Premier Development league consists of 72 teams nationwide and functions as Major League Soccer’s primary developmental and player showcase platform. The club plays home matches at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

About Nike, Inc.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE’s earnings releases and other financial information are available at Individuals can also visit and follow @Nike.