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Tommy Vercetti wearing the black variant of the tracksuit in GTA Vice City.

The Tracksuit is a recurring item of clothing in the Grand Theft Auto series, appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (as "Sweats") and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. As the name states, it appears as a tracksuit with matching colors. They each have different appearances and purposes depending on the game.

Note that the article refers to the tracksuit as a single outfit, and not as a clothing piece, such as those in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV.


GTA Vice City

In GTA Vice City, the tracksuit comes in two variants: a red tracksuit with yellow stripes and a black tracksuit with white stripes, spawning in the Brownstone Laundromat and the Downtown Jocksport respectively; both outfits feature white sneakers derived from the Street. Although it is not intended to be obtained until Mainland is opened to the player after "Phnom Penh '86", the red tracksuit is available from the beginning of the game; the black variant is only unlocked after "Supply & Demand".

The black tracksuit is thought to be modeled after a tracksuit in Goodfellas worn by Henry Hill during his stint in prison in the early 1970s (Henry was played by Ray Liotta, who also voiced GTA Vice City protagonist Tommy Vercetti). The red tracksuit is presumably a recolor of the black tracksuit.

Like other clothing pickups, changing into them will remove up to a two star wanted level, even if the player is already wearing a tracksuit of a matching color.

GTA Liberty City Stories

The tracksuit outfit in GTA Liberty City Stories is known as "Sweats", composing a blue tracksuit with a zip-up top with a matching blue pants, a white undershirt and white trainers. The outfit is unlocked after completing "A Walk in the Park" for Salvatore Leone, during which the player kills Roger C. Hole while he is jogging in the park.

GTA Vice City Stories

The Tracksuit in GTA Vice City Stories is given a more flashy design, being colored red and purple with white stripes, and comes complete with white low tops. The Tracksuit is unique in that it allows the player to sprint longer distances without getting tired and run slower as a result.

It is unlocked after developing a High Roller drugs empire site.