Idea: The Authentic

adidas asked us to build desirability among their die-hard NHL fans by creating a disruptive in-store experience—the adizero zone.

adidas asked us to build desirability by creating a disruptive in-store experience—the adizero zone.

Environment

Think

adidas needed to be positioned as the true partner of the NHL and establish the adizero jersey as the only authentic jersey for true fans.

Design

From late nights skating the pond, to early mornings ripping the rink, hockey has humble beginnings. With a modern twist, this experiential design celebrates the gritty textures, colors and materials of when hockey players and fans first fell in love with the game.

We partnered with Minneapolis-based artist HOTXTEA to create an art installation as the center piece of the jersey wall. The artist was challenged to substitute his usual medium of yarn for hockey laces to create a one of kind work of art utilizing Minnesota Wild colors.

Make

Over the course of a night, the original jersey wall was replaced with a fully-immersive adizero Zone. Complete with locker bays, apparel racks, and an interactive tech display, the space returns all of the energy that players and fans bring to the arena.

Impact

People are talking. In a recent Forbes article, Senior Director of adidas Hockey, Dan Near, confirmed that “hockey fans have embraced what we are doing and love the jerseys. It comes down to storytelling and product.”

The launch of the adizero Zone is the first step towards a total adidas Hockey takeover at the NHL retail level. The collaboration between adidas, Latitude and the MN Wild was pivotal to bringing this new retail experience to life. ”

- Jason Berry - Sr. Communications Manager, adidas Hockey

Experience Design

Retail Marketing
Activations & Engagements
Retail, Office & Store Design

Content Design

Copywriting
Photography
Videography & Editing
Motion Design
2D & 3D Visualization

Production

Site Surveying
Keylining
Retouching
Prototyping
Installation