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Encyclopedia > Wembley Stadium (1923)
Wembley
The Twin Towers
Location London, England
Broke ground 1922
Opened 1923
Closed 2000
Demolished 2003
Owner
Surface Grass & track
Construction cost £750,000 GBP (1923)
Former names Empire Stadium
British Stadium
Tenants England national football team (1923-2000)
1944 Summer Olympics
1948 Summer Olympics
Capacity 82,000 (originally 127,000)
The uncompleted Watkin's Tower was on the original Wembley site prior to the stadium's construction.

The original Wembley Stadium was a football stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the new Wembley Stadium that opened in 2007. For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... Image File history File links Wem. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GBP redirects here. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The Games of the XIII Olympiad were cancelled due to World War II. They were to have been held in London, United Kingdom. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Watkins Tower was a partially-completed building in London, England also known as Watkins Folly or the London Stump. It was marketed as the great tower of London in its day. ... Soccer redirects here. ... 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. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... 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. ...


First known as the British Empire Exhibition Stadium[1] or simply Empire Stadium, the original stadium was built by Sir Robert McAlpine[2] for the British Empire Exhibition of 1923, at a cost of £750,000, on the former site of Watkin's Tower. Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton were the architects and Sir Owen Williams was the Head Engineer. Originally intended to be demolished at the end of the Exhibition, it was saved at the suggestion of Sir James Stevenson, a Scot who was chairman of the organising committee for the Empire Exhibition. Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd. ... The British Empire Exhibition was held at Wembley, London in 1924. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... GBP redirects here. ... Watkins Tower was a partially-completed building in London, England also known as Watkins Folly or the London Stump. It was marketed as the great tower of London in its day. ... John Simpson has been World Affairs Editor for BBC News since 1998. ... Sir Owen Williams (b. ... Baron Stevenson was a title created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom on 7 May 1924 for James Stevenson. ... This article is about the country. ...


The stadium's distinctive Twin Towers became its trademark. Also well known were the thirty nine steps needed to be climbed to reach the Royal box and collect a trophy (and winners'/losers' medals). Wembley was the first pitch to be referred to as "Hallowed Turf", with many stadia around the world borrowing this phrase.


The stadium's first turf was cut by King George V and it was first opened to the public on 28 April 1923. In 1934, the Empire Pool was built. The Wembley Stadium Collection is held by the National Football Museum. George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wembley Arena at Night (Taken at a live WWE Show). ... The National Football Museum is a museum in Preston, England, founded to preserve, conserve and interpret several important collections of Association Football memorabilia. ...


The stadium closed in October 2000 and was demolished in late 2002 for redevelopment. For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ...

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Football

White Horse Cup Final

Crowds define the edges of the pitch and watch from the roof.

The Empire Stadium was built in exactly 300 days at the cost of £750,000. Described as the world's greatest sporting arena (at the time), it was ready only 4 days before the White Horse Final. The FA had not considered admission by ticket, grossly under-estimating the anticipation of the number of fans turning up to the 104 gates on matchday. However, after the game, every event since has been ticketed. Image File history File links White_Horse_Final. ... Image File history File links White_Horse_Final. ...

Billie the White Horse, saviour of the 1923 FA Cup Final.

The first event held at the stadium was the FA Cup final on 28 April 1923 between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United. This is known as the White Horse Final. Such was the eagerness of fans and casual observers to attend the final at the new national stadium that vast numbers of people crammed through the 104 turnstiles into the stadium, far exceeding its official 127,000 capacity. The crowds overflowed onto the pitch as there was no room on the terraces. Estimates of the number of fans in attendance range from 240,000 [3] to well over 300,000. [4] It is estimated that another 60,000 were locked outside the gates. The FA were forced to refund 10% of the total gate money to fans unable to reach the terraces. The White Horse Final has the highest ever unofficial "non-racing" sports attendance in the world, which is very unlikely to be broken in the near future. This claim, however, is disputed, as the Maracana held (officially) 199,854 fans during the 1950 World Cup final match between Brazil and Uruguay. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, North West England. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Crowds define the edges of the pitch and watch from the roof. ... 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. ... This article is about the pedestrian gate. ... The Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, commonly called Estádio do Maracanã (Maracanã stadium), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the largest football stadiums in the world. ... Qualifying countries The 1950 FIFA World Cup was the only one not decided by a knockout final. ...


It was thought that the match would not be played because of the volume of spectators inside the stadium that had spilled onto the pitch. That was until mounted police, including Police Constable George Scorey and his white horse, Billie, slowly pushed the masses back to the sides of the field of play for the FA Cup Final to start, just 45 minutes late. In honour of Billie, the footbridge outside the new Wembley Stadium has been named the White Horse Bridge. The official attendance is often quoted as 126,047. The stadium also sported the largest football pitch in the world until it was made smaller to conform to FIFA regulations. The White Horse Bridge is the name of the new (2006) footbridge that crosses Wembley Stadium railway station leading up to Wembley Stadium. ... This article is about an international football organization. ...


The "Matthews Final"

The 1953 FA Cup Final (dubbed the "Matthews" Final, after the performance of the winger) between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers featured a hat-trick by Blackpool's Stan Mortensen in his side's 4-3 win. It remained the only hat-trick ever scored in an FA Cup Final at the original Wembley. The 1953 FA Cup Final, also known as the Matthews Final, was a football match that became famous for the performance of Blackpool winger Stanley Matthews, after whom it was named. ... Sir Stanley Matthews, CBE (February 1, 1915 - February 23, 2000) was a football player. ... -1... Bolton Wanderers Football Club is an English professional football club based in Horwich, in the Borough of Bolton, North West England. ... In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... Stanley Harding Stan Mortensen (born May 26, 1921 in South Shields, died May 22, 1991) was an English footballer, most famous for his part in the 1953 FA Cup Final (aka The Matthews Final), where he became the first and - thus far - only player ever to score a hat-trick... For information on FA Cup Final Referees, see FA Cup Final Referees. ...


The Home of England

Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy after England win the 1966 World Cup at Wembley.

The FA Cup final was played there every year in May until 2000. It was also the venue for Finals of the FA Amateur Cup, League Cup, Associate Members' Cup and the Football League promotion play-offs. Image File history File links 300px-1966_final_bobby_moore. ... Image File history File links 300px-1966_final_bobby_moore. ... The Jules Rimet trophy was the original physical manifestation of the prize for winning the football world cup, a small gold cup representing the hopes and ambitions of every footballing nation on earth. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The FA Amateur Cup was an English football competition. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The Football League Trophy is the generic name of an English football competition for clubs in the two lower divisions of the Football League, the official name of which is frequently changed to match changes in sponsors, and which is presently called the LDV Vans Trophy. ... The Football League is a league competition featuring professional football clubs from England and Wales, and is the oldest such competition in world football. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ...


As the home of the English national football team, in 1966 it was the leading venue of the World Cup. It hosted the final game, where the tournament hosts, England, won 4-2 after extra-time against West Germany. Thirty years later, it was the principal venue of Euro 96, hosting all of England's matches, as well as the tournament's final, where reunified Germany won the cup for a third time with the first international Golden Goal in football history. 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... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... GB World Cup Commemorative overprinted stamp The 1966 Football World Cup Final was the final match in the 1966 World Cup, contested by England and West Germany. ... Euro 96 commemorated on a British two pound coin The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 96) was hosted by England. ... The golden goal was a method used in football to decide the winner of games in elimination matches which end in a draw after the end of ordinary time (90 minutes). ...


In all, the stadium hosted five European Cup finals, including the 1963 final between AC Milan and Benfica, and the 1968 final between Manchester United and Benfica. In 1971 it again hosted the final, between Ajax and Panathinaikos, and once more in 1978, this time between Liverpool and Club Brugge. The last such occasion was in 1992, when Barcelona played Sampdoria. The FA unsuccessfully bid for the redeveloped Wembley to host the 2007 final. European Cup redirects here. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Associazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy. ... Benfica redirects here. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (Greek: Παναθηναϊκός Αθλητικός Όμιλος,  ), widely known both as Panathinaikos or PAO, is a Greek multisport club based in Athens, Greece. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Club Brugge KV is a football club from Brugge, Belgium. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾ.sÉ™), is a sports club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. ... Unione Calcio Sampdoria (commonly nicknamed Blucerchiati, blue-ringed) is a football club based in Genoa, Italy. ... 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. ...


Wembley has also hosted two UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finals (in 1965, when West Ham United beat 1860 Munich, and 1993). It was also the venue for Arsenal's home Champions League matches in 1998–99 and 1999–2000. It has hosted an individual club's home matches on two other occasions, in 1930 when Clapton Orient played two home Third Division South games[5] and in 1930-31 for eight matches by non-League Ealing A.F.C.[6] The UEFA Cup Winners Cup (also known as the European Cup Winners Cup) was a football club competition contested annually by the most recent winners of all European domestic cup competitions. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... TSV München von 1860, commonly known as 1860 Munich is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The 1998-99 season of the UEFA Champions League football club tournament was won by Manchester United, coming back from a goal down in the last two minutes of injury time to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 in a memorable final. ... The 1999-2000 season of the UEFA Champions League was won by Real Madrid, who had clinched an historic 8th title win, against fellow La Liga side, Valencia. ... Leyton Orient F.C. are an English professional football team, currently playing in League One of the Football League. ... The Football League Third Division South was a level of English professional football which ran in parallel to Third Division North from 1921 to 1958. ... Non-league football refers to football in England played at a level below that of the FA Premier League and The Football League. ...


The last FA Cup final to be played at the old Wembley saw Chelsea defeat Aston Villa with the only goal scored by Roberto Di Matteo. Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... Roberto Di Matteo (born May 29, 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland) is a Swiss-Italian former professional footballer. ...


David Jack scored the first goal at Wembley during the The White Horse Final in 1923. For other people called David Jack see David Jack (disambiguation) David Bone Nightingale Jack ( April 3, 1899 - September 10, 1958) was an English footballer, son of Bob Jack. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The last goal to be scored at the old Wembley came in Kevin Keegan's last game as England manager. Manchester City midfielder Dietmar Hamann (at the time a Liverpool player) hit a low free-kick as England were beaten 0-1 by their arch-rivals Germany on October 7, 2000. On that day, Tony Adams played his 60th Wembley match, setting the record for the most matches played there. As well as England appearances, his tally includes Cup Finals, Cup semi-finals, pre-season tournaments and Champions League matches for Arsenal. Adams also captained England in that match. Peter Shilton made 58 Wembley appearances, the second highest tally. Dietmar Hamann (born August 27, 1973 in Waldsassen, Bavaria) is an ex-German international midfielder who currently plays for Manchester City. ... Tony Adams is the name of several well-known people, including: Tony Adams (actor), Welsh actor. ... Peter Leslie Shilton OBE (born Leicester, England, 18 September 1949) was an outstanding goalkeeper who holds the record for playing more games than any other player. ...


Of Wembley Stadium, Pelé said "Wembley is the cathedral of football. It is the capital of football and it is the heart of football"[7] in recognition of its status as the world's best-known football stadium. Pele redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ...


Other sports

Close-up of one of the Twin Towers

Wembley was the main athletics venue for the 1948 Summer Olympics, with Fanny Blankers-Koen and Emil Zátopek among the notable winners. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. ... Fanny Blankers-Koen speeding towards the gold medal in the final of the 80 m hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympics. ... Emil Zátopek (IPA: ) (September 19, 1922 - November 22, 2000) was a Czech athlete probably best known for his amazing feat of winning three gold medals in athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. ...


In the sport of rugby league, the RFL has held its Challenge Cup final at Wembley from 1929 onwards. The stadium was also regularly used by the sport for major international matches, such as Great Britain versus Australia. The first Ashes test of 1994 is particularly well remembered by rugby league supporters. Rugby league football (usually shortened to rugby league, football, league) is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... The Rugby Football League (RFL) is the governing body for rugby league in the United Kingdom. ... The Challenge Cup (currently known as the Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs across Europe. ... The Ashes is the name given to the trophy awarded to the winner of rugby league test series between Great Britain and Australia. ...


From 1958 until the mid 1970s, hurling and gaelic football tournaments known as the "Wembley Tournaments" were held at Wembley Stadium to bring the Irish sports to expatriates in Britain at the time. Jan. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... Gaelic Football (Irish: Peil, Peil Gaelach or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, or Gaelic , is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ...


Though the venue has not traditionally been a regular host of rugby union matches, England played a friendly against Canada on October 17th 1992, as their regular home stadium at Twickenham was undergoing redevelopment. Wales played its Five Nations home matches at Wembley (as Twickenham Stadium would not accommodate them) while Cardiff Arms Park was being rebuilt as the Millennium Stadium in the late 1990s (despite being in England). For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. ... First international  England 30 – 0 Wales  (19 February 1881) Largest win  Japan 0 – 98 Wales  (26 November 2004) Worst defeat  South Africa 96 – 13 Wales  (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 6/6 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international... The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons), (2000-) formerly known as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international rugby union competition held between six European sides; England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers[1]) is a stadium located in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Cardiff Arms Park is a stadium complex situated in the centre of Cardiff, 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. ...

Interior of Old Wembley Stadium
(1923–2000)

The National Football League held several preseason American football games at Wembley during the 1980s and 1990s, and the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football played at the venue in 1991 and 1992. Wembley hosted the inaugural World Bowl where the Monarchs defeated the Barcelona Dragons 21-0. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (851x504, 303 KB)taken by me some years ago scanned from a phto sorry about the quality. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (851x504, 303 KB)taken by me some years ago scanned from a phto sorry about the quality. ... NFL redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Year Founded 1991 Year Retired 1998 City London, England Team Colours (London) Royal Blue, Gold, Red Team Colours (England) Red, White, Black Championships 1 (1991, beat Barcelona Dragons 21-0) The London Monarchs were a franchise in NFL Europe and its predecessor league, the World League of American Football (WLAF... NFL Europa is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... The World Bowl is the American football Championship game of the NFL Europe, similar to the Super Bowl of the NFL. When the NFL Europe was founded in 1991 as World League of American Football (WLAF), with teams in North America and Europe as well as expansion plans for Asia... Year Founded 1991 Year Retired 2003 City Barcelona, Spain Team Colors Dark Green, Scarlet, Yellow, White Franchise W-L-T Record Regular Season: 59-51-0 Postseason: 2-4 Championships World Bowls (1) World Bowl V (1997) The Barcelona Dragons were a team originally in the World League of American...


As well as special events, Wembley was also a venue for regular sporting fixtures, notably in greyhound racing and motorcycle speedway. Between 1936 and 1960 it hosted all of the first fifteen stagings of the Speedway World Championship. Wembley was also the home to the Wembley Lions motorcycle speedway team. Several greyhounds before a race. ... Motorcycle speedway, normally referred to as Speedway, is a motorcycle sport that involves usually 4 and sometimes up to 6 riders competing over 4 laps of an oval circuit. ... The World Championship of Speedway is an international competition between the highest ranked motorcycle speedway riders of the world. ... The Wembley Lions were a Speedway team which operated from 1929 until their closure in 1971. ... Motorcycle speedway, normally referred to as Speedway, is a motorcycle sport that involves usually 4 and sometimes up to 6 riders competing over 4 laps of an oval circuit. ...



Wembley's owner's refusal to cancel the regular greyhound racing meant that the match between Uruguay and France in the 1966 World Cup was played at White City. Wembley Stadium also staged women's field hockey matches in which England appeared in their annual match between 1951 to 1969 and then from 1971 to 1991. On 31 May, 1975, in front of 90,000 people, Evel Knievel crashed while trying to land a jump over thirteen single decker city buses, an accident which resulted in his initial retirement from his daredevil life. For the tennis stadium in Sydney, see White City Stadium (Sydney). ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Craig Evel Knievel, Jr. ...


In 1992, the World Wrestling Federation drew a sellout of 80,355 when SummerSlam was hosted at Wembley Stadium. This was one of the biggest crowds ever at a WWE event. The main event featured English wrestler Davey Boy Smith winning the Intercontinental Championship from Bret Hart. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... SummerSlam 1992 was the fifth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was an English professional wrestler. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ...


Trivia

  • Liverpool F.C. have won more trophies at wembley than any other English side, having also won the old European cup there in 1978
  • Everton F.C. despite not having won as much at the old Wembley, have appeared under the twin towers more times than any other English league side, eleven times alone in the 1980s

Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...

Music

Wembley Stadium became a musical venue in 1972 with an all-star rock 'n' roll concert. It has since played host to a number of concerts and events. Most notably the British leg of Live Aid, which featured such acts as Queen, Paul McCartney, The Who, Dire Straits and U2, was held at the stadium on 13 July 1985 . Other charity concerts to have taken place in the stadium were the 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness and the NetAid charity concert. Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer and animal-rights activist. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute was a concert event held on June 11, 1988 at the Wembley Stadium, London. ... Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert poster The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open-air concert held on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at Londons Wembley Stadium, televised live worldwide to an estimated audience of one billion viewers. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... NetAid was a largely unsuccessful concert event that took place on October 9, 1999, hoping to harness the power of the Internet to raise money and awareness for the Jubilee 2000 campaign. ...


Acts who played at Wembley include Michael Jackson (15 times), The Rolling Stones (12 times), U2 (8 times), Genesis (they had four sold out shows in a row in early July 1987), Bon Jovi (they had three sold out shows in a row from 23th June to 25th June 1995), Tina Turner (7 times,who had 2 sold out concerts recorded during her Twenty Four Seven Tour for the live tour DVD in the year 2000), Oasis (2 times, who recorded their video and album "Familiar To Millions" at Wembley), The Cure (who recorded tracks for their Pictures of You single), Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Queen (whose concert on 12 July 1986 during the "Magic" tour was recorded for a live album), Electric Light Orchestra, Cliff Richard, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, ABBA, Guns N' Roses, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin,Elton John, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, New Kids on the Block (had both shows back to back sold out), Van Halen, INXS, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Bee Gees, Delirious, Simple Minds, The Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys and Madonna. During Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour in 1988, seven sell-out concerts were staged at Wembley. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Jackson set a new world record, with 504,000 people attending the seven shows. Bon Jovi were the last musical act to play at the old Wembley before it was closed, and they were scheduled to be the first band to play at the new Wembley Stadium, with concerts on June 10, 2006 and the following day. However, due to the delays in the construction of the new stadium, the concerts were moved to the National Bowl at Milton Keynes. Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Genesis is an English rock band formed in 1967. ... 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In fiction

  • In the arcade game Revolution X, Wembley Stadium was the location of the final battle.
  • There is a popular British board game from the 1960s called "Wembley" made by Ariel.
  • In the 1979 TV Serial Quatermass starring John Mills, Wembley is seen as a gathering point for young people attracted there by an alien force who then kill the 80,000 or so people there in a harvest. Special effect designers covered large sections of the ground in white dust to symbolize the ashes of those taken.
  • Although the expression "thirty-nine steps" may have been influenced by the book and film The Thirty-nine Steps, the book was written a decade before the stadium was built.
  • One of the last filmings at the Old Wembley was for the film Mike Bassett: England Manager.
  • In Viz 166 (June 2007), the comic-strip character Cockney Wanker participated in a boot sale at which he successfully passed off chunks of rubble and strips of turf as pieces of the torn-down Wembley Stadium.

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References

  1. ^ Staff (17 June 1924) "Asks Premier to Stop Rodeo Steer Roping; British Society Appeals 'in Name of Humanity' Against Contest of American Cowboys" New York Times"
  2. ^ Sir Robert McAlpine Project Archive
  3. ^ Bateson, Bill; Albert Sewell (1992). News of the World Football Annual 1992/93. Harper Collins. ISBN 0-85543-188-1. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Tony (2006). Football Firsts. Capella. ISBN 1-8419-3451-8. 
  5. ^ Inglis, Simon (1984). The Football Grounds of England and Wales. London: Willow Books.  p236
  6. ^ Twydell, Dave (2001). Denied F.C.. Harefield: Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-94-4.  p31
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is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Simon Inglis (born Birmingham, England) is a writer and broadcaster, most famously about football and stadiums. ...

External links

  • Wembley Stadium Forum for all Past, Present and Future events
  • Old Wembley Stadium @worldstadia.com
  • Guardian newspaper History of Wembley
  • Wembley trivia
  • Virtual tour

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