Atlético Mineiro Wear Special "50% Complete" Kit
Atlético Mineiro wore a special half and half kit against Coritiba yesterday. The design was in reference to their new stadium, the MRV Arena, being 50% finished. Construction started in April 2020 and is expected to be completed in October 2022, with the stadium opening in 2023 when the club obtain the operation licence.
Atlético Mineiro 50% Kit
Below is the kit worn at the weekend.
The special shirt carries the club's traditional black and white stripes on one half while the other half is plain white. This design is present on the front and back of the jersey. It is essentially a combination of their home and away kits this season. The match ended in a 2-2 draw, not the worst result but not one to see the shirt remembered as iconic.
Atlético Mineiro's current home and away shirts.
The shirts will not be made available for purchase, but the match worn kits will be donated to the Galo Institute, Atlético's charitable foundation. This unexpected shirt will be the penultimate effort from le Coq Sportif for Atlético Mineiro before Adidas take over this summer. There is still one final fan-designed shirt to be released before then.
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