Umbro & Rovers have revealed the club’s new home kit for the forthcoming 2016/17 season.
The shirt is the first official release in the club’s five-year partnership with Umbro and features the coordinates of Ewood Park in the inner back neck, 53.7286° N, 2.4892° W, complete with a ‘Rovers FC’ graphic – a nod to the famous Blackburn End of the club’s historic home. These subtle touches mean both players and fans will take a piece of home with them, wherever they are in the world.
The shirt is made from a lightweight polyester micro eyelet, increasing breathability and comfort and sees the design revert back to the famous blue and white halves that are synonymous with Rovers’ success in years gone by. The classic V-neck collar and sleeve banding also play host to the striking red of the Lancashire rose.
The shorts are predominantly white, made from a woven stretch polyester and feature blue hem detail to keep the Rovers touch flowing through the strip. The socks are royal blue with contrasting red and white banding to round off a modern take on a classic kit.
The new Blackburn Rovers home kit will go on sale on Thursday July 7th, but it is now available to pre-order at www.roverstore.co.uk. Adult sizes, including Ladies fitted shirts, are available at £48, with Juniors and infants at £35.
Season ticket holders can also get £10 off the cost of a shirt, look out for the email voucher being sent out.
Rovers will wear the kit for the first time during their pre-season fixture against SV Ried in Austria this Saturday 9th July.