Wembley Stadium (Guide)

Wembley Stadium is considered to be the most famous ground in world football. Even though the first stadium was demolished in 2003, the current option of the home of England's international team was constructed on the same site and opened to the public in 2007. HOK Sport and Fosters and Partners developed the project for the current version of Wembley. There is a retractable roof on top of the ground and the famous Wembley Arch. Ironically, despite being one of the icons of Britain, the facility was built by an Australian firm called Multiplex, and it cost about £798 million.

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Stadium tours

As one of the most famous stadiums in the world, Wembley would be missing a trick if they didn't provide tours of the ground. Tours last about 75 minutes and take in plenty of the stadium's more well-known locations. It is possible to take a seat on the bench in the changing room, for instance, or have a sit down in the chair Roy Hodgson, the England manager, takes when talking to the press. As part of the tour, visitors will be taken to different parts of the stadium so they can see what the views are like from different seats. Visitors will also get to find out how the players feel when they walk down the tunnel to the side of the pitch. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to climb all 107 of the Trophy Winner's steps? It is possible to find out if taking the tour. Most of the time, visitors will also get to see the Royal Box and touch the FA Cup trophy, but between February 29 and July 31, this is not possible. However, that does not make the tour pointless. It will still be possible to get to see some of the most famous treasures in football. There is the crossbar from the 1966 World Cup final, for example, as well as the Jules Rimet Trophy that England lifted in that most famous of years. Tours leave every hour at the least every day of the week, and they cost £19 for adults, £11 for children, seniors and students, or £45 for a family ticket. Wembley also offers VIP Access Tours that take in even more locations than the regular tour. These are for smaller groups with a private gui

Transport and access

Wembley is situated just outside of Central London, so getting there isn't as complicated as it could be. Because London is seen by many to be the most important city in the country, it is possible to find available options for getting to the ground to be numerous and easy to use. Train Wembley is just nine minutes from Marylebone via Chiltern Railways, and two stops from Baker Street. The closest tube stops are Wembley Park Station, which can be found on the Jubilee and Metropolitan Underground lines, Wembley Stadium Station, which is serviced by the already mentioned Chiltern Railways, and Wembley Central Station, which is located on the Bakerloo Line, the London Overground and both London Midland and Southern lines. Bus Bus numbers 18, 83, 92, and 224 all are serving Wembley. If someone wants to know where they can catch them from, then the Transport for London app and website are ideal resources. It's also worth bearing in mind that National Express is the Official Coach Supplier for Wembley, with the company running services from more than 55 locations around the country. Car Because public transport options are so good at Wembley, it is recommended that visitors avoid driving if possible. If still determined to drive, though, then it is possible to find more specific directions by using the postcode HA9 0WS. By Air London has more airports serving it than any other city in England. Visitors can fly into Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Luton, or Stansted airports and make their way to Wembley from there. They

Events

Fans of lower league teams get to head to Wembley from time to time, too. The Wembley stadium hosts the Football League Trophy final and the Football League play-offs. It has also been the ground for the final of the UEFA Champions League in both 2011 and 2013. During the 2012 Olympics, Wembley was used to host the Gold medal matches for the football tournament. Even if someone is not a football fan, then they probably shouldn't rule out the possibility of a trip to Wembley; it has been known to host the rugby league Challenge Cup final and the NFL International series and numerous music concerts. Even though not officially opened by King George V until April 23, 1924, the facility hosted its first FA Cup final the previous year, when an estimated 200,000 people crammed in to watch Bolton Wanderers FC defeat West Ham United FC 2-0. That match became known as the 'White Horse final,' as a mounted policeman took to the pitch to keep fans at bay. Wembley is also known to host the 1948 Olympic Games and the final of EURO '96 but, from an English perspective, unquestionably its finest hour came on July 30, 1966, when Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick to inspire England to a 4-2 extra-time win against West Germany in the final of the FIFA World Cup. Besides football, Wembley held many other events, mainly grand concerts but also private events like conferences and weddings.This can be considered an economic necessity gave that the stadium ended up costing the FA much more than was initially projected. George Michael

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Wembley Stadium (Guide)

Wembley Stadium is considered to be the most famous ground in world football. Even though the first stadium was demolished in 2003, the current option of the home of England's international team was constructed on the same site and opened to the public in 2007. HOK Sport and Fosters and Partners developed the project for the current version of Wembley. There is a retractable roof on top of the ground and the famous Wembley Arch. Ironically, despite being one of the icons of Britain, the facility was built by an Australian firm called Multiplex, and it cost about £798 million.

Wembley does not just house the England international team. It also represents the ground where the finals of the most critical domestic club competitions in the country are hosted.

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