Wembley Stadium has long been the home of English football. From 1923 to 2000, the original stadium played host to a some of the greatest sporting moments in history, including the World Cup Final in 1966 which saw Sir Geoff score those three world famous goals.
The new stadium, opened in Spring 2007, quickly reestablished itself as the country's leading venue for sports events offering up to 90,000 fans the opportunity to watch world-class events in state-of-the-art facilities.
Today, the new stadium plays host to The FA's flagship events, including all senior England home internationals, the FA Cup Final, the Community Shield and the FA Carlsberg Vase and Trophy Finals.
In addition, the venue is home to The Football League's showcase events including The Carling Cup Final and the Coca Cola Football League Play Off Finals.
With his understanding, and first-hand memories of some of the pivotal events in its history, Sir Geoff enjoys a close association with Wembley Stadium, often hosting corporate hospitality and charitable events, making personal appearances, greeting guests in the world class corporate boxes at Wembley as well as the prestigious Bobby Moore Club.
Most recently, Sir Geoff helped to launch the collaboration between The FA and the Alzheimer's Society with the international fixture England v Switzerland. In the second half, the England squad all wore nameless shirts in recognition of the 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK who so often lose precious memories, including the names of their favourite football players. The shirts were then auctioned to raise crucial funds for Alzheimer’s Society’s work.
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE secured a unique place in the history of football in 1966 when he became the first and, over 55 years later, still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup Final.
Knighted in 1998 and inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004, Sir Geoff holds a special place in the hearts of football fans across the world and, perhaps surprisingly, this includes Germany!