Orlando City unveils new home shirt for 2023/24 season
Orlando City unveiled it's new home kit for the 2023 and 2024 seasons Saturday. The club's new "The Wall" kit is a tribute to the team's safe-standing supporter section and the club's supporter culture.
"We are proud to unveil a kit that represents and pays tribute to the loyalty, passion and energy
that they bring each match," Orlando City chief marketing officer Pedro Araujo said in the club statement.
The kit prominently features gold accents for the first time since the 2017/18 home shirt. The new shirt is even more gold, with all gold numbers, names and accents.
The light texturing on the front of the kit is a subtle nod to the wall moniker of the supporter's section. The design resembles, "a pattern replicating that of a wall, an embodiment of the Lions’ supporters: the individuals that come together, brick by brick, to form an object stronger than the sum of its parts," according to the club's press release.
The heavy gold accent is a welcome addition after years of just purple and white. The gold of the lion's mane in the club's MLS crest is a defining element of Orlando's brand identity, but hadn't manifested itself much in the on-field look.
That started to change last year. The "Florida Sunshine" kit reintroduced gold to an Orlando jersey to create the best secondary shirt in club history.
The combination of the Wall and Florida Sunshine kits is far and away the strongest jersey combination in club history and one of the best looks across Major League Soccer.