Wembley Stadium, also known as Wembley or New Wembley, is a football stadium in the London Borough of Brent, England. It opened in 2007 on the site of old (or original) Wembley and seats 90,000. Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in Europe and is home to the England national football team. Features include partially retractable roof, grass pitch, and Twin Towers to maintain an aesthetic similar to Old Wembley.
Wembley Stadium hosts many national and international events including the FA Cup, NFL International Series, 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, 2012 Summer Olympics, and 2015 Rugby World Cup. It was also the cornerstone to England’s 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. As a concert venue, Wembley has hosted acts and events such as Live Earth, Concert for Diana, U2, Madonna, Oasis, and Metallica.
An important piece of history at Wembley is the Bobby Moore Sculpture; it stands outside Wembley stadium, facing Wembley Way. Moore was an English footballer who played for West Ham and England ‘s national team. In 1966 he captained the only England side to win the World Cup, defeating Germany 4-2 in the Championship held in England at Old Wembley Stadium.
Pubs Near Wembley Stadium
Eddies Freehouse 412 High Rd, Wembley HA9 6AH, UK. Phone: 20-8795-1768
JJ Moon’s 397 High Rd, Wembley HA9 6AA, UK. Phone: 20-8903-4923
The Greyhound 324 Harrow Rd, Wembley HA9 6LL, UK. 20-8902-0287
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