Sir Geoff Hurst honoured at Wembley

News: Wembley Stadium celebrates Sir Geoff Hurst

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

England'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.

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE secured a unique place in the history of football when he became the first and, over 45 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 and has become an iconic sporting figure.