West Ham United have unveiled their away kit for the final season at the Boleyn Ground.
In a design reminiscent of their classic “Dagenham Motors” away strip of 1995, the club has gone for the sky blue with claret band.
It is also the first away kit manufactured by UK sports brand Umbro, and harks back to the earliest incarnations of the Hammers’ claret and blue kit, mirroring the kit from 1901-03.
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The kits for the new campaign will pay tribute as the club prepares to bid farewell to its home since 1904, by including a “Boleyn Ground 1904-2016” sign-off underneath the club crest as well as on the back neck area.
Summer signing Dimitri Payet loves the kit and cannot wait to test it out in action.
He said: “When you are playing away, your kit is like your armour in battle and the history of this shirt is sure to inspire the team.
“I came to the Premier League to play at the Boleyn Ground, and at some of the most famous stadiums in the world, where we will wear this shirt with pride.
“With 50,000 people against you – you cannot hide. You play for the shirt and for its history, and I can’t wait to do that for West Ham.”
Mark Noble added: “The club and Umbro have put a lot of thought into the kits this year and both the away and the home kits are designed really well. I love the colours on the away kit – and they’re really comfortable too.
“I have some great memories of away games with West Ham, including when we beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to stay up and I can’t wait to make many more in this kit in front of our fantastic away support.”
The kit is available to pre-order now.