West Ham 2015/16 shirt revealed: Hammers pay tribute to 1904 kit for final season at Upton Park before Olympic move

1904 was club's first season at the ground

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West Ham have unveiled their new kit ahead of the club’s final season at the Boleyn Ground.

Made by Umbro, the club’s first kit manufacturer, the claret and blue number pays homage to the threads worn back in the stadium’s inaugural season in 1904.

The Boleyn Ground has been the home of West Ham for over 110 years, with the club having played at three other stadiums prior to the move.

Named ‘The Castle’ during the inaugural campaign, West Ham’s first-ever match at the stadium saw them face bitter rivals Millwall in front of a crowd of up to 10,000 fans.

Modelled by Winston Reid, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho, the strip named the ‘Boleyn kit’ will be worn for the forthcoming season with new boss Slaven Bilic in charge

The Croatian, who played for the club during the 1996/97 season, replaced Sam Allardyce as manager earlier this month, will take charge of his first league match on away to Arsenal on the opening day of the season, before facing Leicester City in their first home fixture of the campaign.

Their competitive fixture at the Boleyn Ground is scheduled for May 7th, where they will face Garry Monk’s Swansea City.

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