Hull City have tonight launched their new kit for the 2017/2018 season.
The shirt has a traditional feel with large bars of amber dissected by thin black stripes. The kit features SportPesa as it’s main sponsor and has Tiger style swipes along the arms. It certainly looks smart and Hull City fans will be hoping the players will wear it with pride in the Championship this season.
Using the promotion title “Onwards” this clearly signals the clubs intent to move on from last season’s disappointment as they look to bounce straight back to the Premier League. Fans won’t have to wait long to get their hands on the kit as it goes on sale on Saturday morning.
Early reaction to the kit has been very positive with fans taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on the new kit. One user @harveycoulman96 said “Best shirt we’ve had in years” while @Jo_warrington proclaimed she “loves the kit”.
The clubs owners and marketing department will be hoping the kit goes down this well with the majority of the fan base. The club’s badge still remains an issue with some fans though as some fans feel it is divisive because it lacks the club’s name “Hull City” and some have already said they won’t buy a shirt until the Allam’s have left.
The launch was held at the Streetlife Museum as part of the “Tiger Rags” exhibition which is showcasing Hull City kits of yesteryear as part of the City of Culture celebrations. The exhibition aims to highlight the heritage and culture of the club by displaying player worn kits and memorabilia from the clubs 113 year history.
Well worth a visit for any Hull City supporter the exhibition has been put together by the Streetlife Museum, amateur collectors and the Hull City Supporters Trust.
Fans will have the opportunity to speak to former players about the kits they donned during their time at the club and children have the opportunity to design their own Hull City kits. The exhibition started on the 3rd July and runs until the 2nd October giving Tiger’s fan plenty of time to take a walk down memory lane at the Streetlife Museum.