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Encyclopedia > Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
The Venue of Legends

Location London, United Kingdom
Broke ground 2003
Opened 2007
Owner The Football Association
Operator Wembley National Stadium Limited
Surface Grass
Construction cost GBP £778 million (2007)
Architect Foster and Partners
HOK Sport Venue Event
Tenants
England national football team
Capacity
90,000 (football, rugby league)
75,000 seated and 15,000 standing (concerts)
68,400 to 72,000 (athletics)

Wembley Stadium is a stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. It is owned by The Football Association (FA) via its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Limited, and its primary use is for home games of the England national football team, and the main English domestic football finals. It is also used for pop concerts and other sporting events. For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... Wembley Stadium railway station is a National Rail station adjacent to Wembley Stadium in north London. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1920 pixel, file size: 717 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wembley Stadium Metadata This file contains... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... For other uses, see Grass (disambiguation). ... GBP redirects here. ... 30 St Mary Axe, one of Londons most popular new buildings, towers above its neighbours. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... “Soccer” redirects here. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... For the album by The Cure, see Concert (album). ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... Wembley, until 1965 a borough in its own right, forms the northern part of the London Borough of Brent. ... The London Borough of Brent is a London borough in north west London and forms part of Outer London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... “Soccer” redirects here. ...


With 90,000 seats the stadium has the second largest capacity in Europe (after the Camp Nou), and the largest in the world with every seat under cover[1]. Immediately following its opening, it was often referred to as the "new Wembley Stadium" to distinguish it from the original stadium. The stadium is also the most expensive stadium ever built.[2] The following is an incomplete list of sports stadia in Europe. ... Camp Nou (Catalan for new field, often reversed in English to become Nou Camp) is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ...


The previous Wembley Stadium (originally known as the British Empire Exhibition Stadium or Empire Stadium) was one of the world's most famous football stadia, being England's national stadium for football, and because of the geographical origins of the game was often referred to as "The Home of Football".[citation needed] It hosted the European Cup (now the UEFA Champions League) final a record five times, and is one of seventeen stadia to have held a FIFA World Cup final. In 2003, the original structure was demolished and construction began on the new stadium, originally intended to open in 2006. This was later delayed until early 2007. The final completion date of the stadium came on 9 March 2007, when the keys to the stadium were handed over to the FA.[3] For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... A national stadium is a stadium that typically serves as the primary or exclusive home for one or more of a countrys national representative sports teams. ... “Soccer” redirects here. ... The European Champion Clubs Cup, or simply the European Cup, is a trophy awarded annually by UEFA to the football club which wins the UEFA Champions League. ... European Cup redirects here. ... The FIFA World Cup, sometimes called the Football World Cup or the Soccer World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international association football (soccer) competition contested by the mens national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Contents

Building

Construction of the new Wembley, looking east, taken January 2006
Construction of the new Wembley, looking east, taken January 2006

Wembley was designed by architects HOK Sport and Foster and Partners with engineers Mott MacDonald, built by Multiplex and funded by Sport England, WNSL (Wembley National Stadium Limited), the Football Association, the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the London Development Agency. It is the most expensive stadium ever built[2] at a cost of £798 million (roughly US$1.57 billion)[2] and has the largest roof-covered seating capacity in the world. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1428 KB) Summary New Wembley Stadium under construction. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1428 KB) Summary New Wembley Stadium under construction. ... 30 St Mary Axe, one of Londons most popular new buildings, towers above its neighbours. ... Mott MacDonald is a UK based multi-disciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy. ... Multiplex is a large Australian based group of property and construction companies notable for its involvement in some significant construction projects. ... Sport England logo Sport England (formerly the English Sports Council) is the body responsible for distributing funds and providing strategic guidance for sporting activity in England. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (sometimes abbreviated DCMS) is a department of the British government. ... The London Development Agency is an agency of the Greater London Authority that is responsible for development in Greater London. ...


The all-seater stadium is based around a bowl design with a capacity of 90,000, protected from the elements by a sliding roof. It can also be adapted as an athletic stadium by erecting a temporary platform over the lowest tier of seating. The stadium's signature feature is a circular section lattice arch of 7 m (23 ft) internal diameter with a 315 m (1,033 ft) span, erected some 22° off true, and rising to 140 m (459 ft) tall. It supports all the weight of the north roof and 60% of the weight of the retractable roof on the southern side.[4] The archway is the world's longest unsupported roof structure.[5] Instead of the 39 steps climbed, in the original stadium, to enter the Royal Box and collect a trophy, there are now 107.[6]


A "platform system" has been designed to convert the stadium for athletics use, but its use would decrease the stadium's capacity to approximately 60,000. No athletics events have taken place at the stadium, and none are scheduled.


The stadium is linked to Wembley Park Station on the London Underground via Olympic Way, and Wembley Central via the White Horse Bridge. It also has a rail link—provided by the Wembley Stadium railway station—to London Marylebone and Birmingham. Wembley Park tube station is a London Underground station in Wembley Park, Greater London. ... The London Underground is a rapid transit system that serves a large part of Greater London and some neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. ... Olympic Way is a New South Wales trunk road that links Cowra and Albury at the distance of 338 kilometres. ... Wembley Central station is both a London Underground station and a National Rail station. ... The White Horse Bridge is the name of the new (2006) footbridge that crosses Wembley Stadium railway station leading up to Wembley Stadium. ... Wembley Stadium railway station is a National Rail station adjacent to Wembley Stadium in north London. ... The main entrance to Marylebone station. ... This article is about the British city. ...


The initial plan for the reconstruction of Wembley was for demolition to begin before Christmas 2000, and for the new stadium to be completed some time during 2003, but this work was delayed by a succession of financial and legal difficulties. It was scheduled to open on 13 May 2006, with the first game being that year's FA Cup Final. However, worries were expressed as to whether the stadium would actually be completed on time.[7] The new stadium was completed and handed over to the FA on 9 March 2007, with the total cost of the project (including local transport infrastructure redevelopment and the cost of financing) estimated to be £1 billion (roughly US$1.97 billion). is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

The stadium in its very early stages of construction, circa August 2003
The stadium in its very early stages of construction, circa August 2003
New Wembley Stadium looking south, down the new Wembley Way, January 2007
New Wembley Stadium looking south, down the new Wembley Way, January 2007
Bobby Moore statue outside Wembley Stadium

In October 2005, Sports Minister Richard Caborn announced: "They say the Cup Final will be there, barring six feet of snow or something like that". However in December 2005, the builders admitted that there was a "material risk" that the stadium might not be ready in time for the Cup Final[8] and in February 2006, these worries were confirmed by the FA moving the game to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1758 × 1170 pixel, file size: 239 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wembley Stadium ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1758 × 1170 pixel, file size: 239 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wembley Stadium ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 364 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wembley Stadium Wembley Way ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 364 KB) [edit] Summary [edit] Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wembley Stadium Wembley Way ... New Wembley Stadium looking south, down the new Wembley Way, January 2007 A view of the old Wembley Stadium from Wembley Way Wembley Way is the name often mistakenly used for the road called Olympic Way that links Wembley Park Underground Station and Wembley Stadium. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 179 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The statue of Bobby Moore at the recently refurbished Wembley Stadium - 2007 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 179 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The statue of Bobby Moore at the recently refurbished Wembley Stadium - 2007 I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public... The Right Honourable Richard Caborn, PC (born October 6, 1943) is a British politician for the Labour Party, and member of Parliament for Sheffield Central. ... For information on FA Cup Final Referees, see FA Cup Final Referees. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm), is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital Cardiff, and is used primarily for rugby union and football home internationals. ...


The delays started as far back as 2003. In December 2003, the constructors of the arch, subcontractors Cleveland Bridge, warned Multiplex about rising costs and a delay on the steel job of almost a year due to design changes which Multiplex rejected. Cleveland Bridge were removed from the project and replaced by Dutch firm Hollandia with all the attendant problems of starting over. On 20 March 2006, a steel rafter in the roof of the new development fell by a foot and a half, forcing 3,000 workers to evacuate the stadium and raising further doubts over the completion date which was already behind schedule.[9] On 23 March 2006, sewers beneath the stadium buckled due to ground movement.[10] GMB Union leader Steve Kelly said that the problem had been caused by the pipes not being properly laid, and that the repair would take months. A spokesman for developers Multiplex said that they did not believe this would "have any impact on the completion of the stadium", which was then scheduled to be completed on 31 March 2006. is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sewer is an artificial conduit or system of conduits used to remove sewage (human liquid waste) and to provide drainage. ... The GMB is a general trade union in the United Kingdom, and has more than 700,000 members. ... Multiplex is a large Australian based group of property and construction companies notable for its involvement in some significant construction projects. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On 30 March 2006, the developers announced that Wembley Stadium would not be ready until 2007.[11] All competitions and concerts planned were to be moved to suitable locations. On 19 June 2006 it was announced that the turf had been laid. On 19 October 2006 it was announced that the venue was now set to open in early 2007 after the dispute between The Football Association and Multiplex had finally been settled. WNSL, a subsidiary of The Football Association, is expected to pay around £36m to Multiplex, as well as the amount of the original fixed-price contract. This meant that the Wembley Stadium was ready for the 2007 FA Cup Final on 19 May 2007. The official Wembley Stadium website announced that the stadium would be open for public viewing for local residents of Brent on 3 March 2007, however the event was delayed by two weeks and instead happened on 17 March. The keys to the new Wembley stadium were finally handed over to the owners on 9 March 2007 ready to be open and used for upcoming FA Cup football matches, concerts and other events. is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... The FA Cup Final 2007 will be played on Saturday May 19, 2007[1] between Chelsea and Manchester United. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


A short documentary of its redevelopment can be found on the Queen Live at Wembley 1986 DVD. The reconstruction of the stadium is part of the wider regeneration of Wembley. DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The regeneration of Wembley is one of the major development projects in London in the early 21st Century, as specified in the London Plan published by the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone in 2004. ...


Although not completed or opened at the time, EA Sports added Wembley Stadium into the video game FIFA 07. current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... FIFA 07 (also known as FIFA Football 07 and FIFA Soccer 07) is the second latest in Electronic Arts series of football (soccer) simulator video games. ...


A statue of Bobby Moore—the captain of the England national football team when they won the 1966 Football World Cup at Wembley—was unveiled outside the stadium on Friday May 11, 2007.[12] Robert Frederick Chelsea Bobby Moore, OBE (born Barking, England, 12 April 1941 - died London, 24 February 1993) was an English footballer. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Structure

Inside the stadium
Inside the stadium
  • With 90,000 seats, the new Wembley is the largest stadium in the world with every seat under cover. This capacity is separated into 3 tiers of seating, with the lower tier holding 34,303 spectators, the middle one 16,932 and the upper one 39,165[13]
  • The stadium contains 2,618 toilets, more than any other venue in the world.[14]
  • The stadium has a circumference of 1 km (0.6 mi).[1]
  • At its peak, there were more than 3,500 construction workers on site.[15]
  • 4,000 separate piles form the foundations of the new stadium,[1] the deepest of which is 35 m (115 ft).[1]
  • There are 56 km (35 miles) of heavy-duty power cables in the stadium.[1]
  • 90,000 m³ (120,000 cu yds) of concrete and 23,000 tonnes (25,000 short tons) of steel were used in the construction of the new stadium.[1]
  • The total length of the escalators is 400 m (¼ mi).[1]
  • The Wembley Arch has a diameter greater than that of a cross-channel train.[16][17]

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Pitch

The new pitch is 4 m (13 ft) lower than the previous pitch. The pitch size is 105 m (115 yards) long by 68 m (75 yards) wide, slightly narrower than the old Wembley[18] Since the completion of the new Wembley, the pitch has come into major disrepute when it was commented on being "no good" and "not in the condition that Wembley used to be known for" by Slaven Bilić before the game between England and the team he managed, Croatia.[19] It was confirmed when the pitch was terribly cut up during the game, which was blamed by some[20] as the reason England did not qualify for UEFA Euro 2008 despite previous results also being blamed by others.[21] Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The 2008 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2008, will take place in Austria and Switzerland, from 7 to 29 June 2008. ...


Roof

Detail of the arch
Detail of the arch

The new 6,350 tonne roof covers an area of over 45,000 square metres (11 acres), four acres of which are movable and rise to 52 m (170 ft) above the pitch.[1] With a span of 317 m (1040 ft), the arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world and is 134 m (440 ft) above the level of the external concourse,[17] and is designed not to cast a shadow on the pitch. [22] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by Me, Marco Alfarrobinha, on the 27/05/2007 at the New Wembley after the League 1 Play-Off Final between Blackpool and Yeovil Town. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by Me, Marco Alfarrobinha, on the 27/05/2007 at the New Wembley after the League 1 Play-Off Final between Blackpool and Yeovil Town. ...


Tenants

The English national football team will be a major user of Wembley Stadium. Given the ownership by The Football Association as of March 10, 2007, the League Cup final moved back to Wembley from Cardiff following FA Cup final and FA Community Shield. Other showpiece football matches that were previously staged at Wembley, such as the Football League promotion play-offs and the Football League Trophy final, have returned to the stadium, as has the Nationwide Conference play-off final. Additionally, the Rugby League Challenge Cup final will return to Wembley Stadium beginning in 2007. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... For information on FA Cup Final Referees, see FA Cup Final Referees. ... For the rugby league competition, see Charity Shield (rugby league) The Football Association Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy contested in an annual match between the champions of the FA Premier League and the winners of the FA Cup. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of The Football League and, in some seasons, the leading sides in the Conference National. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of so-called non-league football in England. ... The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ...

New Wembley Opening Game England U21 v Italy U21

. The new Wembley is a significant part of the plan for the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London; the stadium will be the site of several games in both the men's and women's football tournaments, with the finals planned to be held there. The Guinness Premiership reportedly discussed staging the London Double Header, usually held at Twickenham, at Wembley during the 2007-08 season.[23] The double header involves four clubs, London Irish, Wasps, Saracens and Harlequins. Ultimately, however, the game was played at Twickenham. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1227 pixel, file size: 476 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): List of European stadiums by capacity... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1227 pixel, file size: 476 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): List of European stadiums by capacity... London 2012 redirects here. ... The Guinness Premiership is a professional league competition for rugby union clubs in the top division of the English rugby system. ... The London Double Header began in 2004 and opens what was the Zurich Premiership and is now the Guinness Premiership. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... The 2007-08 Guinness Premiership started in September 2007, and finish with the final in May/June 2008. ... Official website www. ... Official website www. ... Official website www. ... Official website www. ...


On October 28, 2007, Wembley played host to the first competitive NFL regular season game ever to be played in Europe. The New York Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 13-10. The first 40,000 tickets sold out in 90 minutes.[24] The NFL has since announced plans to stage a second UK game in 2008. Wembley is one of a number of stadiums apparently in contention to host the game.[25]. The Race of Champions also staged their 2007 event at the stadium on December 16th 2007.[26] is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... NFL redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966–1969) Eastern Division (1966–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC East (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Aqua, Coral, Navy, White Mascot T. D. Personnel Owner H. Wayne Huizenga (50%) and Stephen M. Ross (50%) General Manager... For the Formula One race, see Race of Champions (Brands Hatch). ...


Music

The stage at the Live Earth concert held at Wembley on 7 July 2007.
The stage at the Live Earth concert held at Wembley on 7 July 2007.

Besides football, Wembley can be configured to hold many other events, particularly major concerts. Muse performed two concerts on 16 June and 17 June, completely selling out the new venue with a capacity crowd of 134, 457. The Concert for Diana, a memorial concert ten years after the death of the Princess of Wales, took place on July 1, 2007. Metallica performed at the stadium on 7 July 2007 as part of the Live Earth concerts, and again the following day on 8 July. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Live Earth concert in the United Kingdom was held at Wembley Stadium, London, England on 7 July 2007. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Concert for Diana was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday; 2007 is also the 10th anniversary of her death. ... The Pont de lAlma tunnel, where Diana was fatally injured. ... Diana Spencer redirects here. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Firsts at the new Wembley Stadium

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Football

  • The first game was Geoff Thomas Foundation Charity XI and the Wembley Sponsors Allstars on March 17. The Geoff Thomas Foundation Charity XI won 2-0 (scorers Mark Bright and Simon Jordan). The first person to score at the new stadium was Mark Bright.
  • The first official match involving professional players staged at the new stadium was England U21s vs Italy U21s on March 24, 2007, which finished 3-3. Official attendance was 55,700 (although all of the 60,000 tickets that were made available were sold in advance). This now stands as the record for the largest under-21 attendance ever. [27]
  • The first footballer to score in a FIFA sanctioned match was Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini after 28 seconds of the same game between England U21 and Italy U21. Pazzini went on to score twice more in the second half of the match making him the first person to score a hat-trick at Wembley Stadium since Paul Scholes for England in 1999. This gives Pazzini two other records, the fastest goal scored at Wembley (old or new stadium) and the first person to score a hat-trick at the new Wembley. The first English player to score in a full-scale match was David Bentley with a free kick in the same game. [27]
  • The first penalty saved and first red card came in the Conference playoff final between Exeter City and Morecambe. The penalty was saved by Paul Jones of Exeter City from Morecambe striker Wayne Curtis. The red card was given to Matthew Gill of Exeter for a headbutt on Craig Stanley of Morecambe.[28]
  • The first club game, competitive game, and cup final held at the new Wembley took place on Saturday 12 May 2007 when Kidderminster Harriers met Stevenage Borough in the FA Trophy final. Kidderminster striker James Constable was the first player to score a goal in a final at the new Wembley in the FA Trophy Final. Kidderminster became the first team to play at both the old and new stadium. The game had a capped capacity of 80,000, and although allocations were between 15,000 and 20,000 for each club, the capacity reached 53,262. Stevenage Borough were the first team to win a final at the new Wembley beating Kidderminster 3-2, despite trailing 2-0 at half time.
  • The first FA Vase final, featuring Truro City and AFC Totton took place on 13 May 2007, and was won by Truro 3-1. It's attendance of 27,754 stands as the highest in the competition's history.
  • The first players to play at both the old and new Wembley stadia were Steve Guppy (for Stevenage Borough) and Jeff Kenna (for Kidderminster Harriers). Ex-England international Guppy was the first player to win a final at both stadia.
  • The first ever FA Cup Final at the new Wembley (between Manchester United and Chelsea) was on Saturday 19 May 2007. Chelsea won 1-0 with a goal by Didier Drogba, making him the first player to score in the FA Cup final at the new Wembley. Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech also became the first goalkeeper not to concede a goal in a competitive game at Wembley. Chelsea were the last winners of the cup final at the old Wembley and the first winners at the new.
  • The first ever Football League Cup (Carling Cup) Final at the new Wembley (between Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) and Chelsea) was on Sunday 24 February 2008. Spurs won 2-1, with the winning goal in extra time.
  • The first game involving the full English national team was an international friendly played on June 1, 2007, against Brazil. The match saw captain John Terry become the first England international goal scorer at the new stadium when he scored in the 68th minute. Diego became the first full international player to score for a visiting team when he scored in stoppage time, with the fulltime result being England 1-1 Brazil
  • The first competitive senior international was played on September 8, 2007 between England and Israel. This game ended 3-0.
  • The first player to score international goals at both the old and new stadiums was Michael Owen when he scored for England against Israel in the Euro 2008 qualifier on September 8th 2007.
  • League Two Playoff (between Bristol Rovers F.C. and Shrewsbury Town F.C.) took place at Wembley on May 26, 2007. Bristol Rovers won the game 3-1 with goals Richard Walker 21, 35, Sammy Igoe 93. Stewart Drummond, Shrewsbury Town F.C. scored the first ever goal by a Football League club at the stadium after 3 minutes. A record League Two play off crowd of 61,589 witnessed the game, its also the highest crowd for any League Two/ fourth tier match.
  • On August 22nd Germany beat England 2-1, becoming the last team to beat England in "Old Wembley" and the first team to beat them in the new Wembley Stadium
  • The first ever Community Shield at Wembley was played on 5 August between Manchester United and Chelsea. The score ended 1-1, but Manchester United won the first penalty shoot out at the new Wembley, 3-0.
  • England's first competitive defeat at the new stadium was on November 21, 2007 when Croatia beat England 3-2. This match cost England qualification to Euro 2008 and head coach Steve McClaren his job.
  • Sven-Göran Eriksson is the only England manager not to lead out a team at Wembley. Fabio Capello became England's first foreign manager at Wembley in February 2008 against Switzerland.
  • The first ever FA Cup Semi-finals played at the new Wembley was between Portsmouth F.C. and West Bromwich Albion F.C. on Saturday 5th April 2008. Portsmouth won the game 1-0 with a goal from former West Bromwich Albion striker Nwankwo Kanu. The game was a controversial one, with replays since showing that Portsmouth striker Milan Baros seemingly handballed in the build up to the goal after West Bromwich Albion had been on top for the first half. However Portsmouth rallied in the second half and the winner from Kanu came in the 54th minute.

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Rugby league

  • When Catalans Dragons played St Helens in the 2007 Challenge Cup Final on 25 August, they became the first non-English rugby league team to play in the final. The result saw St Helens retain the cup by a score of 30-8.
  • The first Rugby League team to win a game at the new Wembley Stadium, were in fact Castleford High School. The West Yorkshire secondary school beat Normanton in the Year 7 Carnegie Champion Schools final, which was played immediately prior to the 2007 Challenge Cup Final. The two West Yorkshire sides played in front of a crowd largely made up of people from their own county as thousands of Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Huddersfield Giants fans turned up despite their teams failing to qualifying for the final.
  • The first official try at Wembley was scored by James Roby of St Helens, although there had been several tries scored in the schools game that took place before the 2007 Challenge Cup final.

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NFL

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Music

  • George Michael became the first artist to perform at the new Wembley Stadium when he played two shows at the venue on June 9, 2007 and June 10, 2007. [33]
  • Muse became the first band to perform at Wembley when they played two shows on June 16, 2007 and June 17, 2007. They were also the first artists to sell out Wembley Stadium, for the first of their two performances.

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Tours

  • The Wembley Stadium Tour reopened to the general public on November 13 2007 and allows behind-the-scenes access to the England Dressing Room, the Press Conference Room, the Players Tunnel, the Managers Dug-Out and the 107 steps to the Royal Box.
  • Tours are fully guided and include a DVD Montage of the history of the Empire Stadium presented by England striker Michael Owen. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

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