Sheffield United will unveil next season’s new first team kit during tomorrow’s League One fixture against Port Vale, writes James Shield.
The move forms part of an initiative designed to bring the club’s 125th anniversary celebrations to a close and commemorate the memory of supporter David ‘Shred’ Spencer who passed away recently.
“Saturday promises to be an exciting day with the launch of the new home strip plus one or two other surprises and the events to mark the end of the club’s 125th,” Dave McCarthy, United’s operations director, said last night.
The adidas designed jerseys Nigel Clough’s players are set to wear will be embroidered with the date of the game, name of the opposition and British Heart Foundation logo before being auctioned. All proceeds, officials yesterday confirmed, will be donated to the charity.
United have also announced that Bramall Lane will host a ‘Fans’ Zone’ before the meeting with Vale.
The event, which starts at 11.45am, takes place in the stadium’s Cherry Street car park and includes appearances from the likes of Dane Whitehouse and Kell Brook, live music and food stalls. The first 125 people through the gate will receive a voucher entitling them to a free drink while opportunities to win pairs of season tickets begin at noon.
Details of how to bid for the Vale match shirts will be released by www.sufc.co.uk on Thursday while the new adidas apparel can be pre-ordered online from 3pm tomorrow.