Hammers anf England legend will miss West Ham's Upton Park.
Ahead of West Ham United's last ever match at Upton Park this evening, national legend Sir Geoff Hurst has commented fondly regarding his time at the stadium.
Hurst is best known for his hat-trick for England in the 1966 World Cup final, but he was only figuring at the tournament due to his exploits as a West Ham player.
He played 500 games in all competitions for the club between 1959 and 1972, scoring an incredible 242 goals.
52,000 season tickets sold for West Ham next season. Exciting times ahead. Still sad to say goodbye to Upton Park pic.twitter.com/l7vxEl3OpD— Sir Geoff Hurst (@TheGeoffHurst) May 10, 2016
The 74-year-old added a further note of tribute...
The Hammers have a rich history, of which Hurst is a big part of, but the club have shown enough promise this season to suggest they can create new exciting memories at their new home at the Olympic Stadium next season, even if it will not feel quite the same.