The complete guide to Austin FC merch

At nearly every Austin FC Meet & Greet a fan asks a question about team merchandise.

So, we’re here to tell you where you can find Austin FC gear in the ATX, what merch is available, and speculate about jerseys. Seeing as we’ve purchased many Austin FC items already, we consider ourselves experts ;). 

Get Austin FC Gear Locally

Your best bet for buying official Austin FC t-shirts and hoodies around town are at these stores:

Notice that Austin’s biggest sporting goods store, Academy Sports & Outdoors, is conspicuously absent. While they carry college and pro sports gear of many Texas teams, Austin FC isn’t in the mix…yet. 

The selection at local stores can be hit or miss depending on the time of year, so be sure to call first before heading there.  

Austin FC MLS store

If you don’t mind a wait (and shipping charges), then MLSStore.com by far has the best selection of sizes and variety of merchandise available. Online you’ll find:

  • T-shirts
  • Hoodies
  • Polos
  • Jackets/Pullovers
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Flags/Banners
  • Accessories (decals, magnets, koozies, lanyards)

The two primary brands of clothing available online are Fanatics and Adidas , although Adidas has only released t-shirts so far. 

After the August 2019 announcement of new local investors in Austin FC, the club offered two new t-shirts, with the slogans VERDE and LISTO—catchphrases made popular by Matthew McConaughey at the event. 

In October 2019, a wide range of new Austin FC apparel dropped in the MLS online store including polos, dress shirts, jackets, and pullovers. The following month Austin FC hats by New Era Cap were released for the first time. 

In addition, Ruffneck Scarves sells a few scarf designs that are also in the MLS store.

Ruffneck Austin FC Skyline Scarf Desig

Once the stadium opens in 2021, there will be a pro shop located in it with a wonderland of Austin FC merch.

Pro tip: keep an eye out for FREE swag from Austin FC as they ramp up operations and build excitement for the club in our community. They’ve done quick pop-up t-shirt and decal giveaways in Austin, as well as booths at various events around town. Even before they were officially Austin FC, you could find them at city council meetings handing out MLS2ATX swag.

How About an Austin FC Jersey?

We don’t expect Austin FC jerseys to be available until late 2020—once most players have been signed and the club has a sponsor. We’ve what companies could be a local kit sponsor.

In the meantime, fans are having fun designing concept kits for the club. 

While we don’t know what the Austin FC jersey will look like, we do know they’ll be made by Adidas, the MLS jersey partner, and there will be two kits—home and away. MLS teams don’t have a third kit like clubs in Europe. 

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