Making the Connection: Manchester City Honors Roots With 2024-25 Home Kit – SportsLogos.Net News

Making the Connection: Manchester City Honors Roots With 2024-25 Home Kit

English Premier League giants Manchester City are looking to make connections with their fans and their roots with their new home kit for 2024-25, made by Puma.

The kit was launched on Man City’s website and social media channels on Thursday, May 16. It’s solid sky blue, with a navy blue collar and sleeve cuffs that contain an abstract pattern with Manchester’s dialling code, 0161, woven throughout.

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Manchester’s 0161 is more than a dialling code. You’ll see it written on lampposts, printed on t-shirts, and even tattooed on people. It’s a sense of what being Mancunian is all about – a sense of location, no matter where you are in the world.

“CITY” is also woven into the back of the collar in white. A diagonal navy blue panel appears on each side of the jersey. Sponsor logos on the chest and sleeve are white, as is the Puma logo on the chest.

“Every year our kits provide us with an opportunity to connect with our fans in Manchester, the UK and globally, as shirts and wider kit collections, are an increasingly popular token of fandom,” said City’s director of integrated fan experience and retail and licensing, Serena Gosling, in the announcement.

“By incorporating ‘0161’ in this year’s Home kit — something that resonates so strongly with the City of Manchester — we’re able to connect fans around the world with the club and our city in a different way.” 

City also released a new goalkeeper kit on Thursday, which features a light brown and olive green pattern on a dark brown base. Sponsor logos and the club crest are rendered in a light shade of pink.

Thursday’s announcement did not mention when the kits would make their in-field debuts, but they may not be until preseason matches over the summer. Both Man City men’s and women’s teams are battling for their respective league titles going into their season finales this weekend.

The men’s team need a win against West Ham United to secure the Premier League title, while the women’s team are level on points with Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League table but behind on goal difference heading into their final match of the season against Aston Villa.

Section M.21 of the Premier League handbook allows clubs to wear their next season’s kits in their last home or away match of the current season, as long as the club provides the league and their opponents at least 14 days’ notice and the kit is properly registered with the league for the next season.