Wembley Stadium Facts

Here are some facts about Wembley Stadium.

  • Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in the borough of Brent, in north London. It is one of the most famous stadiums in the world.

  • The much loved original Wembley Stadium was opened in 1923 for the British Empire Exhibition. It was demolished and rebuilt in 2003, keeping some of the features of the original structure.
  • Wembley Stadium is famous for being the venue of the FA Cup Final, which was first played there in 1923. The new stadium also hosts American football, rugby league and rugby union
  • The new Wembley Stadium can seat 90,000 people, making it the second largest in the UK. It cost almost 800 million pounds to build.
  • The distinctive Wembley Arch is 440 feet high, and has a span of just over 1,000 feet, making it the world’s longest single span roof. Because of its height, it has beacons to warn low flying planes.

Wembley Stadium

  • The total length of all the escalators at Wembley is about 1/4 mile and the stadium contains about 35 miles of heavy duty power lines. There are over 2,500 toilets.
  • The stadium’s two giant TV screens are the same size as 600 regular television sets. The stadium’s 98 kitchens can serve over 10,000 meals.
  • The seats in Wembley Stadium all have more leg room than the seats in the old stadium’s Royal Box. The rows of seating would stretch for almost 40 miles if stretched end to end.
  • The stadium has been the venue for many music concerts over the years. U2, Madonna and Take That have all played at the new stadium, while Fleetwood Mac, The Who and Queen played at the old stadium.
  • One of the greatest games ever played at Wembley was the 1966 World Cup Final between England and West Germany.

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