A mural paying tribute to New Mexico United and its inaugural season was recently completed by local artist Noé Barnett at 210 Coal Avenue in Albuquerque. | Photo courtesy New Mexico United
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The impact created by New Mexico United locally in its inaugural season cannot be overstated, with the club living up to the vision of owner Peter Trevisani and his team when they first announced its arrival in June 2018.
The passion that has surrounded the club was visible in the stands throughout the 2019 campaign, but now a new tribute to the club has been finished at 201 Coal Avenue by local artist Noé Barnett. The mural, which features images from throughout the season, players Austin Yearwood, David Estrada, Juan Guzman, Devon Sandoval, Justin Schmidt and Sam Hamilton and a clever optical illusion that uses a lamp post on the street to form the flagpole for a waving flag with the logo of supporters group The Curse.
Barnett began work on the mural on October 31 and completed the project a little over two weeks later, with some of the club’s players joining him to lend a helping hand. The artist spoke to the club about the idea behind the project and its execution on its YouTube channel.
Needless to say, reception to the mural from fans has already produced plenty of support as they look forward to the 2020 season.
@ClarkeConde reports that @nb_artistry's @NewMexicoUTD mural, in progress at the corner of Second Street and Coal Avenue, earns a moment of distraction every cycle of the traffic light at https://t.co/vJMeC4OFgy.: Clarke Condé #art #mural #abq #burque #weeklyalibi pic.twitter.com/LmTXn5UXZI— Weekly Alibi (@weeklyalibi) November 8, 2019