Wembley Stadium in London is the current home of English Football and has been for many decades. The English national football sides play all their home games at the stadium, which is also used as the venue for England’s biggest domestic football matches with both the League and FA Cup Finals amongst its big calendar dates. The Stadium is multipurpose, so holds Rugby, NFL and Boxing events, as well as non-sporting events such as concerts.
The current Wembley Stadium was opened in 2007, this after the old Wembley was knocked down for the new Wembley to be built upon. The old Wembley was built in 1923, renovated in 1968 and knocked down in 2000. The stadiums two towers were iconic with football fans around the world. It held 82,000 originally 127,000 and had held some of the world’s biggest football tournaments and music events before it was demolished to make way for a new state of the art Wembley. The new Wembley took 4 years to erect and holds 90,000 people for most of its events. It was decided that those iconic towers of the old stadium were not to be kept and built into the new stadium. instead, another iconic symbol represents the stadium; an arch that stretches over the stadium. The stadium cost around £750 million approx. to build.
As with most modern sporting arenas built in the 21st century, a requirement is good public transport. The stadium is accessible by many tube stations most notably Wembley Park and Wembley Central, both will lead you close to Wembley’s famous walkways. The other main transport to the ground is by bus.
Opening Times and Admission
You can walk around the stadium at any time of the day. Tours are available and bookable through Wembley Stadium. Otherwise, the best way to visit is through one of the events held at the stadium. Tours run at the stadium daily on non-event days, 10am-5pm. Admission to the tour is set at £22 for adults and £14 for children.