West Ham have been granted final planning approval for the installation of a new statue outside of the London Stadium.
West Ham have confirmed that they have been granted permission allowing them to install a new statue outside of the London Stadium. The permission has arrived after 12 months of work of designing, consulting and planning.
The statue is set to commemorate three of the clubs most famous players. Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Bobby Moore will be immortalised in the statue which will be placed on Champions Place and will be the main part of the clubs’ 125th-anniversary celebrations.
Unlike the original statue, the new piece will not be celebrating the three player’s role in England’s 1966 World Cup victory. But instead, the statue will commemorate West Ham’s greatest achievement, lifting the European Cup Winners’ Cup trophy in 1965 after beating TSV Munich 1860.
For those wondering about the pre-existing statue that is located on the junction of Green Street and Barking road near where the Boyeln Ground used to be. That statue is set to remain in its current location so it can serve as a reminder as to where West Ham’s spiritual home always will be.
The commissioning of the completely new statue according to West Ham has always been the club’s plan. The new statue has been finally designed. The design involved consultation with Sir Geoff Hurst, Roberta Moore and Martin Peters’ family. Some supporters were also consulted over the last twelve months in order to help with the design of the statue.
The statue is set to be made out of bronze and cast at a foundry before being moved into location and its unveiling. The unveiling of the statue is yet to be announced as it will likely be when fans are able to return to stadiums when the pandemic allows.