As revealed only on ClaretandHugh back in February, The Boleyn Ground will play host to a unique clash between England and Germany to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Three Lions’ 1966 FIFA World Cup win.
Two squads packed with international legends will take to the Hammers’ hallowed turf on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May at 4pm.
The fixture will see some of the biggest names in modern football history take to the same Boleyn Ground pitch that was the regular stomping ground of 1966 heroes Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters five decades ago.
Among those who have already signed up for international duty one more time are former Hammers and England internationals Joe Cole, Teddy Sheringham, Dean Ashton, Trevor Sinclair and David James.
Joining them in the red shirts made famous 50 years ago will be a host of latter-day Three Lions heroes boasting hundreds of England caps between them; Italia 90 hero David Platt, five-time major tournament finalist Sol Campbell, two-time FIFA World Cup finalist Paul Scholes, Euro 96 semi-finalists Steve McManaman, Jamie Redknapp and Robbie Fowler.The professionals will be supported by a cast of stars from film, music, sport and television, including lifelong Hammer and assistant manager Ray Winstone.
Seats are on sale to West Ham Season Ticket Holders now, with a priority period to secure their own regular seat in place until 9am on Monday 14th March. Tickets will then go on sale to Members, with any remaining seats going on General Sale from 9am on Monday 21st March.