|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|
Description: Wembley Stadium
Wembley's Euro 2020 games
|England 1–0 Croatia||18,497||13/06/2021 15:00||Group D|
|England 0–0 Scotland||20,306||18/06/2021 21:00||Group D|
|Czechia 0–1 England||19,104||22/06/2021 21:00||Group D|
|Italy 2-1 Austria||18,910||26/06/2021 21:00||Round of 16|
|England 2-0 Germany||41,973||29/06/2021 18:00||Round of 16|
|Italy 1–1 (4-2p) Spain||57,811||06/07/2021 21:00||Semifinal|
|England 2–1 Denmark||64,950||07/07/2021 21:00||Semifinal|
|Italy 1–1 (3-2p) England||67,173||11/07/2021 21:00||Final|
Average attendance: 38,591
The temple of English football is located in the principal town of the borough of Brent in north west London. The stadium is serviced by two subway lines (Metropolitan and Jubilee) with the Wembley Park Station located under 700 metres to the north. There's also a light rail station around 300 metres to the south, serviced by Chiltern Railways.
History of the stadium
The facility was erected on the site of the former Wembley Stadium, which was demolished in 2002-2003. Construction was carried out in 2003-2007 and works were accompanied by numerous scandals: the opening was delayed more than 4 years in relation to the initial plans and the cost more than doubled during implementation.
The seating is divided into 3 tiers, middle one of which is dedicated solely to business 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 separates them, making it hard to produce a proper atmosphere.
Most characteristic feature of the ground is 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 kilometres. Stadium's roof is partially retractable.
The arena hosts the most important matches of the England team, the semi-finals and the FA Cup final, as well as play-offs for participation in the highest divisions. The venue hosted the 2011 and 2013 Champions League finals. In 2012, the final of the football tournament of the Olympic Games took place at the facility. Tottenham played home games at Wembley between 2017 and 2019 as they waited for their stadium to be finished. American football matches, boxing fights and numerous music events were also organized.
Euro 2020 upgrades
Because Wembley is a relatively new and certainly very advanced stadium, it didn't require any major alterations. Especially with both LED lighting and extensive mobile technology upgrades implemented as recently as 2014.
Euro 2020 capacity
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Wembley Stadium started Euro 2020 with a very limited capacity of 22,500, roughly 25% of its nominal capacity. However, it was included in the UK's pilot programme, which saw the size increase to 45,000 for Round of 16. Fot the final three games, the cap was set even higher, beyond 60,000.
UK: Wembley closed for next UEFA game!
After dramatic scenes during the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, England has been sanctioned to play their next match in the UEFA competition behind closed doors.
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.
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.
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.
Euro 2020: Brussels out, Wembley benefits
It's an unprecedented case: Brussels lost its hosting rights and four Euro 2020 games will be played at Wembley. Does that mean the Eurostadium scheme is dead?
Euro 2020: UEFA’s safe choice of hosts
There’s hardly any surprise in the list of 13 host cities. Sure, Saint Petersburg is included despite Russia’s aggression. Sure, Stockholm is out and Baku has quarterfinals, but that wasn’t hard to predict.
Euro 2020: All 19 bids evaluated by UEFA
It seems Wembley may prepare the champagne for next Friday. Russia and Israel are in a disturbing political situation, while Macedonia, Bulgaria and Belarus are the underdogs unlikely to get a piece of Euro 2020.
Euro 2020: Complete list of 19 bidding stadiums
Despite over 30 countries expressing interest initially, the final bidding list is short and will see only 6 bids rejected. Which will it be? Here are all stadiums submitted as candidates.
Euro 2020: All you need to know about interested countries
Or, in other words, all we were able to find digging a lot deeper than just the brief info released by UEFA. It took us a while, but this is – according to our knowledge – the most comprehensive analysis of Euro 2020 potential bids.
Euro 2020: Confirmed candidates list
Despite UEFA approving bids of up to two stadia per country, most national federations across Europe only expressed interest to host Euro 2020 at one stadium. Here's the list of all confirmed bids.
Euro 2020: Germany to give final place to Turkey?
Did Tokyo's hosting of 2020 Olympics change the situation in Europe? Of course. Two major European agglomerations were left out without a key event in 2020. For this reason Germans are to back out from their bid to host Euro 2020 finals, allowing Turkey to fight for the spot.