Now commencing operations from the Olympic Stadium in London, West Ham United brace for what will be an impactful 2016/17 campaign defending their colors, with a new home jersey by Umbro. The Double Diamond brand have given one of London’s most storied football clubs a serviceable home strip for Premier League and European play. Both of West Ham’s 2016/17 jerseys were unveiled earlier this month at a fan event at the new stadium.
The home jersey combines the classic claret with light blue sleeved shirts with the modern Umbro details. The collar is a slightly different style compared to the away jersey’s, with a white insert in front over a light blue neck. The light blue sleeves have white cuffs and claret Union Jack designs on the edges, and white Umbro wordmarks within the sleeves. The back neck on the shirt’s interior has the Olympic Stadium’s geographic coordinates: 51.5386° N, 0.0165° W.
Under the crest is white text commemorating West Ham’s inaugural season at the new venue. Light blue trim are seen on the sides under the arm, and extend through to the white shorts. The socks are claret with a light blue center stripe trimmed in white, for a smooth look. Betway is the shirt sponsor for the Irons.
The West Ham United 2016/17 home jersey will be available soon at World Soccer Shop.