Ajax Home Kit
As one of the most popular clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie it stands to reason that the Ajax home kit is the most desired by fans. The home strip is designed using the clubs iconic red and white colour scheme, and you can order yours in kids and adult sizes here at Soccer Box. With the football shirt, shorts and socks available you can kit yourself out ready for the next Ajax match.
The very first Ajax home shirt was actually black with a red sash tied around the players’ waist, a novel idea for the modern football fan. This colour scheme was soon swapped to a red and white vertical striped shirt teamed with black shorts. It is clear to see that red, black and white have always been proudly in the clubs history, this is because they reflect the colours of the Amsterdam flag.
Changing Designs of the Ajax Home Shirt
In 1911, when Ajax was first promoted to the top-flight of Dutch football, they were forced to change their kit again. Another club, Sparta Rotterdam, already used the same colour scheme as they did. As no change or away kit existed in the early 1900’s the rules were that the newly promoted club had to change their kit if it was the same as another clubs already established within the league.
It was at this time that the club chose to wear a white home shirt featuring a wide red stripe placed vertically down the front and back. This now iconic jersey was teamed with white football shorts. This design and colours are well-known and loved by Ajax fans around the globe, and are easily recognisable as the home strip of AFC Ajax.
With Adidas as the Ajax kit manufacturer since 2000 the home jerseys, shorts and socks have maintained a consistent look that has been tweaked and modernized to offer the team and fans a slightly altered look each season. Changing the neckline of the Ajax home jersey has been a frequent factor in differentiating between each season’s look. And in 2016/17 Adidas switched their iconic 3-stripes from the shoulders to the flanks of their jerseys creating a totally new style.
From 1934-1996 AFC Ajax played their home fixtures at the De Meer Stadium. Quickly, it became apparent that this football ground wasn’t large enough to fulfill demand for fans wanting watch home games, and the club often played at the Olympisch Stadium instead. In 1996 the purpose build Amsterdam ArenA was opened.
The Amsterdam ArenA is the largest football stadium in the Netherlands and has a capacity of 52,502. The clubs home games are often nearly at capacity with average recorded attendances in excess of 50,000 since 2011.
Whether you attend home games or you keep up with Ajax through the media, getting the latest kit is the ideal way to show your team allegiance. Order the latest shirt or take a look at the Ajax away kits here at Soccer Box. We offer express UK and International shipping options to ensure you get your kit in a timely manor.