Southampton unveiled next seasons Home Kit as part of the Club's celebration of their golden 125th Anniversary season.
The new design is inspired by our original kit - the first ever worn by a Southampton side. The iconic red sash design of white shirt and shorts with black socks will replace the traditional stripes for the club's 125th Anniversary season only, and is the first home kit which is not predominantly red and white stripes for over 2 decades.
It is a very distinctive kit that not only embraces and celebrates Southampton's history and tradition, but also their future. 125 years is a fantastic milestone and the kit is just the first part of many ways in which the Club plans to celebrate our anniversary over the coming season.
To commemorate the kit release, for the first time ever, the Club will be holding a special launch event at St Mary's this Saturday. The kit will go on sale from exactly 11.25am exclusively at the Stadium Megastore, awarding all those fans keen to be the first to get their new shirt before anyone else.
As part of the special launch event the Chapel concourse will be transformed into an event hall where you can enjoy exciting entertainment, food and drink, all available from 10am. The concourse will be revamped, allowing you to relive famous kits and goals from the past on big screens, before live screening of the days World Cup matches.
"It has been a long design process which has taken many months. We were keen to offer something special for our anniversary and our original kit was the obvious choice" explained Club Spokesman Jordan Sibley.
"Fans will notice the shirt is without a commercial sponsor after our Chairman, Nicola Cortese, decided to give the kit back to the fans in celebration. This fantastic gesture has gone down extremely well with supporters and we expect shirts to be flying off the shelves.
"We are convinced that this is a shirt that people will want to wear not only at football, but as part of their everyday life, wearing their colours with pride" Sibley added.
The Club has also decided to keep home kit prices at the same level of £30 for a children's shirt and £40 for adults, prices that have remained constant for over a decade. Fans who want to have their shirt personalised with the name of their favourite player can do so for just £12.
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