Wembley Stadium connected by EE
|Inauguration||19/05/2007 - FA Cup final|
|Design||HOK Sport, Foster&Partners|
|Construction||Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd.|
|Cost||£ 757 million|
|Address||Wembley National Stadium Ltd., 11th Floor York House, Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0WS|
|Other||retractable roof over part of the stadium, 200 bed hotel, 100 000 m2 of office space, London Convention Centre, conference halls, museum, restaurants|
England's largest stadium was born in pain (2003-2007) - delivered over 4 years behind initial plans, with costs doubling the early estimates. The general contractor and investors ended up in court, many events had to be cancelled.
The seating is divided into 3 tiers, middle one of which is dedicated solely to businness clients on long-term contracts. This scheme helped finance the venue itself and now strongly contributes to the profits, but has also earned some criticism from media and fans. This kind of layout divides regular fans and seperates them, making it hard to produce a proper atmosphere.
Most characterictic feature of the ground is of course the 133-metre steel arch, which is to an icon of the ground, just like it was with the two towers of its predecessor. At night the arch is lighted up and can be seen from many kilometers.
Euro 2020: Investigations launched into Sunday’s debacle
UEFA, the FA, the police – everyone is now investigating how the organisation of a continental tournament final turned into a disaster within hours and despite early warning signs.
Euro 2020: Wembley to reach 100% capacity for the final?
As many as 90,000 people could theoretically participate in the last game of Euro 2020. Although COVID-19 restrictions won’t be lifted until July 19, Wembley might be exempted.
Euro 2020: Record number of infections among Scots in London
Nearly 1,300 “Tartan Army” members returning from London have tested positive for COVID-19. It’s by far the largest contingent of newly discovered infections related to Euro 2020.
Euro 2020: UK still under partial lockdown but Wembley to grow
Although the government pushed the lifting of restriction a month away, Euro 2020 games at Wembley will see major capacity increase.
Euro 2020: English fan rushed to hospital after fall
A very serious accident happened during the game between England and Croatia. A fan fell from the upper tier onto stands below. He was taken to hospital in serious state.
Champions League final: Not Atatürk, not Wembley, it’s Porto’s game
Despite UEFA’s primary claim of doing it for fans, the final is being moved in the interest of sponsors. Portugal was selected as the best option after London, which refused to waive quarantine for commercial partners.
Champions League: Can (and should) the final be moved to England?
After both finalists proved to be English, calls immediately began to move the game from Istanbul to London. But it only became official after the UK placed Turkey on their ‘red list’ of travel destinations two days later.
Euro 2020: What capacities will stadiums have?
Will Bilbao and Dublin lose their hosting rights? Some media outlets got into speculations about potential replacements but it seems to be far from decided. Here’s what we know about Euro 2020 venues allowing fans inside.
United Kingdom: Will they bring football home in 2030 again?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently supported the potential candidacy of the UK and Ireland for the FIFA 2030 World Cup. The formal process for a prospective five-association bid will be opened in 2022.
London: Iconic Wembley pedway being demolished
Though the new Wembley isn't all that new any more, it always had one element that remained after the demolition of its historic predecessor. The long northern pedestrian walkway is now being demolished.
London: All 92 Premier League games at Wembley?
With dozens of games left to play, finishing Premier League season could require holding as many as four a day. This way, in a format similar to TV mega events like the World Cup, the FA would like to salvage what is left of the campaign.
COVID-19 crisis: European football rescheduled
Euro 2020 is no more, get ready for Euro 2021. International games and cup finals also have a new schedule in effort to allow domestic competitions to conclude this summer.
UEFA: Petersburg, Munich and London take UCL finals
Three consecutive hosts for UEFA Champions League finals are revealed. It's the first ever final for Saint Petersburg, second for Munich's Allianz Arena and third for new Wembley. Also, Europa League and Super Cup venues for 2021 are announced.
London: Wembley deal off the table. For now
Shahid Khan decided to withdraw his proposal to purchase Wembley, following insufficient support for the transaction within the English football community.
London: Further step towards Wembley sale
Board of the Football Association has unanimously approved the sale of Wembley National Stadium to the Pakistani-American investor Shahid Khan. The deal isn't sealed at all, though. Not so fast...
London: Wembley changing its image as blocks grow
Eventually as many as 20,000 people are expected to live here comfortably. For now the northern approach to Wembley is changing its image as new 15-floor buildings are slowly growing in front of the legendary stadium.
London: Spurs' opening slips further away
September was already out of the picture. Now also October is out and even late-November game against FC Inter has been moved to Wembley. Will the new Tottenham stadium open this year at all?
London: Just how much trouble is Tottenham in?
While details on the stadium's progress remain sketchy, Spurs are subject to growing speculation. Unofficial information suggests their new stadium will not be ready until 2019.
London: Spurs stadium struck by new delay
It's already the second missed deadline for Europe's most expensive private project. September opening isn't happening, October also seems uncertain. When will Tottenham's new stadium open its doors?
London: Exception for Tottenham, speedy construction
In order to aid Spurs' stadium delivery, Premier League has agreed to allow one more game at Wembley, an unlikely exception to the 'one season, one stadium' rule.