Wembley Stadium

football stadium in London, England, UK, inaugurated in March 2007

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in London, England. It was built from 2003 to 2007 in the same spot that the first Wembley Stadium was built. It holds 90,000 seats. The new stadium features an arch that was designed not to cast a shadow over the stadium while games are played and to help hold part of the roof up. The FA Cup final is played at and both FA Cup semi-finals as well. It also hosts the League Cup final and several other English cup finals. The England national football team play their home matches here.

Wembley Stadium
"The Home of Football"[1]
New Wembley
Full nameWembley Stadium
LocationWembley, London, England
Coordinates51°33′21″N 0°16′47″W / 51.55583°N 0.27972°W / 51.55583; -0.27972
OwnerThe Football Association
OperatorWembley National Stadium Limited
Executive suites166
Capacity90,000[2] (Association football, rugby league, rugby union, boxing)
75,000 to 90,000 seated and 15,000 standing (concerts)
60,000 to 72,000 (athletics)
86,000 to 87,000 (UEFA capacity)
86,000 (American football)
Record attendanceFootball: 89,874 (Cardiff City vs Portsmouth, 17 May 2008)
Concert: 98,000 (Adele, June 2017)[3]
Field size115 by 74 yards (105 by 68 m)
SurfaceDesso GrassMaster
Opened9 March 2007; 17 years ago (2007-03-09)
England national football team (2007–present)
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (2017–2019; UEFA Matches 2016-2019)[4][5]

As well as sports, the new Wembley Stadium, like the first one, is also used for concerts. Metallica, Muse, and George Michael have performed there. Also, the Concert for Diana was held there on July 1, 2007, and the London Live Earth concert was held there six days later, on July 7.

The new Wembley also hosts NFL games as part of the NFL International Series. The first NFL game there was the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins. The Jacksonville Jaguars currently have a deal to play one home game in London from 2013 to 2020. Wembley stadium now has the rule of no bags allowed in the stadium following the example from previous NFL games. Anything bigger than an A4 sized bag will result in a 10 pounds charge to store it.

References change

  1. Horne, John; Manzenreiter, Wolfram (11 January 2013). Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup. ISBN 9781135140212. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  2. "Hotels near Wembley". Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. "Adele cancels final two Wembley shows". BBC. Retrieved 1 July 2017
  4. Tottenham Hotspur on Twitter: "We’ve reached agreement with @WembleyStadium to play our @ChampionsLeague fixtures there for the 2016/17 season. https://t.co/BPCGmW1mrQ"
  5. Tottenham Hotspur on Twitter: "…The agreement additionally provides an option to play all @PremierLeague & cup home games at @WembleyStadium for the 2017/18 season. 2/2"

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