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Battery Nod to the Past With New Kits

With two weeks to go until the start of the new USL Championship season, the Charleston Battery unveiled their Home and Away Kits for the 2021 campaign.

The event, open to Battery season ticket holders and hosted by Sports Director at WCBD News 2, John Barron was held at The Workshop on King Street in Downtown Charleston with Leland Archer, new signing Ben Di Rosa and goalkeeper Joe Kuzminsky to model the new strips.

The shirts were designed with the past in mind, whilst the Battery are set to embark on their first full season at Patriot’s Point Soccer Complex after a curtailed 2020 with limited capacity.

The iconic thick stripes make a comeback after the abstract pinstripes from the season before, while the kit supplier Nike symbol is black with a yellow outline with the club badge on the opposite side of the chest.

The away kit retains the white with yellow stripes from 2020, but goes with the same thick stripes as the home kit with black accents accompanying the Battery badge.

This year’s kits will also feature red socks and name and numbers, a nice touch featuring the club’s historic accent color. It all combines to form a bit of a throwback vibe, with the kits reminiscent of those seen in the 90s.

The Battery’s 1998 kit that was worn during the last year at Stoney Field
The 1999 kit worn during the Battery’s first season at Blackbaud Stadium featured the red accents most prominently

Reaction to the kits have been positive, with fans happy to see the fuller stripes return, with the vibrant yellow also going down a treat

The Battery are set to take the field for the first time in 2021 against New York Red Bulls II on May 7th, before their home opener against the Charlotte Independence on May 14th in front of a 50% capacity crowd at Patriot’s Point.



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