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Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

Built on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley Stadium, The new Wembley Stadium was opened in 2007 at a cost of £798 Million.  It is a 90,000-capacity venue (105,000 combined seating and standing), the second largest stadium in Europe, and serves as England's national stadium.

Wembley Stadium officially opened by hosting the FA Cup Final on Saturday 19 May 2007.   Almost 40,000 people come through Wembley Park station on an event day 100 trains an hour will go through the three Wembley stations servicing the Stadium.
Bobby Moore Statue

Bobby Moore Statue

Eight days before that on Friday 11 May, the Bobby Moore Sculpture had been unveiled by Sir Bobby Charlton outside the stadium entrance. The twice life-size bronze statue, sculpted by Philip Jackson, depicts England's 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, looking down Olympic Way.



Wembley Stadium will host some of the Olympic Football events.  Nine matches will be held at the stadium, including the finals. Two matches will be held on 29 July and then one per day will be held on various dates between 31 July and 11 August.
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Five Wembley Facts

  1. The stadium contains 2,618 toilets, more than any other venue in the world.
  2. The stadium has a circumference of 1 km (0.62 miles).
  3. There are 56 km (35 miles) of heavy-duty power cables in the stadium.
  4. 90,000 m3 (120,000 yd3) of concrete and 23,000 tonnes (25,000 short tons) of steel were used in the construction of the new stadium.
  5. The total length of the escalators is 400 m (¼ mile).

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