PUMA and City have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2023-24 season. It commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Etihad Stadium.
The stunning navy blue shirt worn by the team during its first season at the stadium became the inspiration for the outfit. It is made by sportswear behemoth Puma.
After spending 80 years at Maine Road, City relocated to the Etihad Stadium in August 2003, ushering in a trophy-laden, sparkling era.
Puma has crafted the current edition in respect to the architecture of City’s ground. The four enormous towers that encircle the arena and form the delicate tonal stripes on the front of the shirt are the source of inspiration for the design.
The kit concludes with a white V-neck that is identical to the style utilize for the Etihad’s first outfit, the 2003-04 home strip. It has the stadium’s postcode on the back of the collar to commemorate the two-decade milestone.
Meanwhile, cutting-edge technology has been utilised to offer City’s superstars with maximum performance and comfort on the field.
The kit is made of ULTRAWEAVE fabric and has a four-way stretch construction to decrease weight and friction and allow the players to move freely.
The Replica version, which is available in stores, consists of entirely new polyester and features dryCELL technology to keep the wearer dry and comfortable.
All jerseys comprise completely of recycled materials, with the exception of the trim.
PUMA and City Collaboration for the CELEBRATION
While revealing, Puma and City invited supporters and club representatives to join the men’s and women’s first-team players.
Shaun Wright-Phillips, who played in the inaugural season of the Etihad Stadium and is now a club ambassador. He believes the new uniform will evoke memories.
‘The Etihad Stadium is significant in Manchester City’s history,’ he remarked.
‘Moments shared there will have unique memories for players and spectators. So it’s excellent that Puma has drawn inspiration from it for this year’s home uniform.
‘I’m really happy to have donned the Manchester City shirt and played in that inaugural season at the Etihad. I hope this year’s jersey brings back as many memories for our fans as it does for me.’
‘The 20th anniversary of Manchester City’s transfer to the Etihad Stadium is a monumental event. It is for honoring the club’s amazing progress over that period,’ said Marco Mueller. Marco is the Puma’s senior head of product line management Teamsport.
‘The new Home uniform is an homage to the amazing events enjoyed there, as well as the fans’ unfailing support.
The jersey creates a distinctive and significant uniform for the players and supporters to honor their home. There is fusion of modern design elements with homage to the club’s first season at the new stadium.
The new home strip is now available in shops, online, and at the Etihad.