Manchester City unveil new home shirt for the 2023-24 season and pay homage to the Etihad
A kit fit for the upcoming champions? Manchester City unveil their new home shirt for the 2023-24 season and pay tribute to Etihad’s 20th anniversary…with a fresh design from Haaland, Grealish and Co
- Man City made the move to the Etihad after spending 80 years on Maine Road
- Puma have launched their new kit for next season as a tribute to the ground
- The graphic on the shirt is inspired by the architecture of the club’s stadium
Manchester City have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2023/24 season, with the shirt paying tribute to the Etihad Stadium’s 20th anniversary.
Designed by global sportswear giant Puma, the strip is inspired by the striking navy blue kit worn during the club’s first field campaign.
City moved to the Etihad in August 2003 after spending 80 years on Maine Road, the change of venue marking the start of a trophy-filled, glittering era.
As a tribute, Puma designed the latest release with the architecture of City’s ground in mind. The graphic on the front of the jersey is inspired by the four giant turrets that are placed around the venue and form the subtle tonal bands.
The stadium zip code is also featured on the back of the collar, again marking the two-decade milestone, while the kit is completed with a white V-neck, one identical to the same design used for the first kit of Etihad, the 2003 -04 home strip.
Manchester City have unveiled their Etihad-inspired home shirt for the 2023/24 season
The light blue jersey pays tribute to City’s stadium, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary
City made the move to their current home (pictured) after spending 80 years on Maine Road
Meanwhile, advanced technology has been used to provide optimum on-pitch performance and comfort for City’s superstar squad.
Designed with an ULTRAWEAVE fabric, the kit features a 4-way stretch design to reduce weight and friction, allowing players to move freely.
In stores, the available Replica version is made from 100 percent recycled polyester and dryCELL technology, keeping the wearer dry and comfortable.
Both jerseys are made from 100 percent recycled materials, with the exception of the trim.
As part of the launch, Puma and City invited a selection of supporters and club representatives to play alongside the men’s and women’s first team players.
Shaun Wright-Phillips, who was part of the squad that played at the Etihad in the first season and is now a club ambassador, hopes the new kit will bring back old memories.
“The Etihad Stadium plays an important role in Manchester City’s history,” he said. “Players and fans will hold special memories of shared moments, so it is fantastic that Puma have taken inspiration from it for this year’s home kit.
A large number of City players and a selection of supporters and representatives donned the kit
The pattern on the jersey (above) mirrors the four giant turrets scattered across the Etihad
Puma have stayed true to the home shirt worn by City in their very first year at the Etihad
“I am incredibly proud to have worn the Manchester City shirt and played at the Etihad during that debut season. I hope this year’s shirt brings back a lot of memories for our fans, as it did for me.”
Marco Mueller, Puma’s Senior Head of Product Line Management for Team Sport, added: ‘The 20th anniversary of Manchester City’s move to the Etihad Stadium is a momentous occasion, celebrating the incredible rise of the club during that period.
The new home kit is a tribute to the incredible moments shared there and the unwavering support of the fans.
“The shirt combines modern design elements with a tribute to the club’s first season at the new ground, creating a unique and meaningful kit for the payers and the fans, in honor of the place they call home.”
The new home comic is available from today in stores, online and at the Etihad.
Goalkeeper Ederson posed with the green and yellow kit he will wear next campaign