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WEMBLEY STADIUM CELEBRATE SIR GEOFF HURST

 

Personalised stone laid on Wembley Way to honour England’s Hat-Trick Hero

 

Sir Geoff Hurst at Wembley StadiumEngland’s legendary World Cup winning hero Sir Geoff Hurst has been honoured at Wembley Stadium with a personalised stone laid in celebration of the hat-trick hero and fans are being invited to join him on Wembley Way by creating their own special piece of history.

Speaking at the unveiling of his Wembley Stone, Sir Geoff Hurst said: “I am delighted to be honoured alongside my 1966 team mates and be one of the first to lay a personalised stone on Wembley Way. The stone marks one of the greatest days of my life and I encourage fans to remember their own special moments at the iconic stadium to mark a sporting or music occasion that has a place in their hearts.”

For the first time Wembley Stadium is giving fans the opportunity to be a permanent part of the venue’s history by laying a personalised stone on Wembley Way.

The stones can be inscribed with fans’ special messages, dedications or memories and make an ideal Christmas gift. They will be set in the ground on the stadium’s outside concourse along a number of special panels, each of which celebrating a legendary Wembley event.

Wembley’s stones will transform the concourse surrounding the national stadium creating Wembley Way a stunning new landmark for Wembley where fans will be able to share in the messages and memories of fellow fans from all over the world.

Chairman of Wembley Stadium, Melvin Benn, said: “Wembley is one of the most iconic stages in the world with an unrivalled history of hosting some of the most legendary football, sport and music events. We are delighted to be able to offer fans this opportunity to be a part of Wembley’s history forever.”

Made from the finest grey granite, the Wembley Way stones come in various sizes ranging from 200mm x 100mm for a single stone to 600mm x 200mm for a celebration stone. Larger stones can also feature the England Three Lions crest or Wembley Stadium logo. Prices range from £50 to £495.

For further details or to purchase a stone please visit www.wembleystadium.com/wembleyway

GRAEME’S EUROPEAN CUP WINNER’S MEDALS SHOWCASED AT WEMBLEY’S EXHIBITION OF CHAMPIONS

 

Three-time European Cup winner’s medals on display at Wembley Stadium

 

Graeme Souness at the Exhibition of Champions display at Wembley

European Cup winner Graeme Souness has loaned his winners’ medals from Liverpool’s victorious campaigns in ’78, ’81, and ’84 to be part of a new display at Wembley Stadium – the Exhibition of Champions.

Souness played a pivotal part in his inaugural European Cup final against FC Bruges at Wembley Stadium in 1978. It was Souness’ clever pass that put Kenny Dalglish through to score the winning goal of the match.

Now Souness’ medals will sit alongside a vast array of other prize artefacts at the exhibition which celebrates 56 years of glorious European Football history. Supported by UEFA, the display forms part of the Wembley Stadium Tour and features exhibits such as Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard’s 2005 captain’s armband, David Beckham’s jersey from Manchester United’s triumphant 1999 campaign and the very boots worn by Zinedine Zidane in Real Madrid’s 2002 victory campaign.

Speaking at the exhibition, Graeme Souness said: “To win my very first European Cup in my very first season at Liverpool was an amazing feeling and the fact that it took place at Wembley Stadium just made it all the more special. I will always have great memories of playing at Wembley which is why I have donated my medals to the Exhibition of Champions.”

The UEFA Champions League Final is the most prestigious event in European club football and since 1963 Wembley Stadium has hosted a total of six finals including the most recent final in May. A record breaking audience of over 300 million people tuned in worldwide to see Barcelona take on Manchester United at Wembley and TV ratings in the UK reached a high of 11.1 million. History was made in the US when the final drew in an audience of 4.2 million, a 91% increase on figures from 2010.

Following the success of this year’s final, widely recognised as one of the very best in Champions League history, Wembley was again chosen by UEFA to be hosts of the final in 2013 – the 150th anniversary year of The Football Association.

The ‘Exhibition of Champions’ supported by UEFA through content and memorabilia is open now to the public and features over 700 artefacts including:

– The match balls from the last seven finals
– The Original Intercontinental Cup – valued at approximately £225,000
– Johan Cruyff’s jersey from the 1972 final
– David Villa’s signed shirt from the 2011 final
– Celtic signed frame from their 1967 victory
– Di Stefano’s 1964 jersey
– Van Basten’s jersey from 1990
– McGovern’s shirt from 1979
– Original European Cup Trophy (replica)
– 1963 Eusebio match worn final shirt
– Many gold winning medals – including  Suarez (Inter), Muhren (2, Ajax), Belodedici (Steaua & Red Star),  Allan Evans (Aston Villa), Jansen (PSV), Garry Birtles (NF)
– Schevchenko match worn 2003 shirt

The Wembley Stadium Tour has welcomed millions of sports fans since it first opened in 1978 and now from Monday visitors will be able to enjoy the ‘Exhibition of Champions’ as well as the England changing rooms, players tunnel, trophy winner’s steps, press conference rooms and Wembley’s famous Royal Box.

To book a place on the Wembley Tour and see the ‘Exhibition of Champions’ visit www.wembleystadium.com/tours or call 0844 800 2755.

WEMBLEY CELEBRATE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GLORY WITH NEW ‘EXHIBITION OF CHAMPIONS’

56 European glory nights to be showcased at Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium ToursItems belonging to Europe’s most iconic names in football from David Beckham to Alfredo Di Stefano are on display at Wembley Stadium as part of a new ‘Exhibition of Champions’.

Supported by UEFA, the exhibition celebrates 56 years of glorious European Football history and will form part of the Wembley Stadium Tour. It will feature prize exhibits including inspirational Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard’s 2005 captain’s armband, David Beckham’s jersey from Manchester United’s nail biting victory in 1999 and Graeme Souness’ three winners’ medals from ’78, ’81 and ’84.

The UEFA Champions League Final is the most prestigious event in European club football and since 1963 Wembley Stadium has hosted a total of six finals including the most recent final in May. A record breaking audience of over 300 million people tuned in worldwide to see Barcelona take on Manchester United at Wembley and TV ratings in the UK reached a high of 11.1 million. History was made in the US when the final drew in an audience of 4.2 million, a 91% increase on figures from 2010.

Following the success of this final, widely recognised as one of the very best in Champions League history, Wembley was again chosen by UEFA to be hosts of the final in 2013 – the 150th anniversary year of The Football Association.

Chairman of Wembley Stadium, Melvin Benn, said: “Wembley is a stage for the big football finals and they don’t come much bigger than the Champions League final.

“Never before has a stadium been awarded this prestigious final twice in three years and so when Wembley was chosen to host the final again in 2013 we were thrilled. It is acknowledgment of Wembley’s status as one of the very best football stadiums in the world. With such an impressive Champions League
history, it feels very appropriate to bring the Exhibition of Champions to Wembley for football fans to enjoy.”

 

The ‘Exhibition of Champions’ features over 700 artefacts including:
·    The match balls from the last five finals
·    Denis Law’s jersey from 1968
·    The original Intercontinental Cup – valued at approximately £225,000
·    Johan Cruyff’s jersey from 1972
·    David Villa’s signed shirt from 2011
·    Celtic signed frame from their 1967 victory
·    Di Stefano’s 1959 jersey
·    Van Basten’s jersey from 1990
·    McGovern’s shirt from 1979
·    Eusebio‘s shirt from 1963
·    Zidane’s boots from 2002

The Wembley Stadium Tour has welcomed millions of sports fans since it first opened in 1978 and now from Monday visitors will be able to enjoy the   ‘Exhibition of Champions’ as well as the England changing rooms, players tunnel, trophy winner’s steps, press conference rooms and Wembley’s famous Royal Box.

To book a place on the Wembley Tour and see the ‘Exhibition of Champions’ visit www.wembleystadium.com/tours or call 0844 800 2755.

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