Wembley Way Honours NFL

Friday, 26, October, 2012

The St Louis Rams cheerleaders with their Wembley Way stone

This Sunday’s NFL fixture between St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots has been immortalised with a stone on Wembley Way.

The move follows the announcement that Wembley will be hosting NFL International Series matches through to 2016.

In a first for the stadium and the NFL, the unique stone has been laid to commemorate the success of what is now one of America’s great sporting exports.

Overseeing proceedings were six of the St. Louis Rams cheerleaders who acted as ambassadors for the NFL while in London.

The stone will be in good company - it sits in pride of place amongst stones dedicated to football, sport and music fans from around the world, including the 1966 World Cup Winning side and modern greats such as Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard.

NFL fans can also get their hands on a Wembley Stone and take their place amongst legends on Wembley Way.

Christa, Captain of St. Louis Rams cheerleading squad, said: “Coming to England is always a privilege anyway, but to be part of an event which commemorates the NFL is amazing and a real honour.

"The idea that something relatively new such as the International Series can be honoured next to national soccer heroes over here, such as Sir Bobby Moore, is quite special.”

Roger Maslin, Managing Director of Wembley Stadium, added: “Every time the NFL comes to town, there is a real buzz around the place.

"The game is a guaranteed sell-out but the event is bigger than just a game, it is a show, a real spectacle.

"Here at Wembley we are fortunate to welcome The Rams and The Patriots as we know they will do our magnificent national stadium justice.

“Wembley Stones are an example of how we reciprocate the support that sport and music fans give to the stadium.

"Every stone purchased is helping us create a little bit of history to help us make this the fantastic arena that it is.”

Made from the finest grey granite, the Wembley Way stones come in various sizes and cost from £50 - £495.

Football fans interested in purchasing a Wembley Way Stone can visit www.wembleystadium.com/wembleyway for more information.