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 gave the very first concert at the new stadium on June 9, 2007.
- Bon Jovi, the last act to perform at the old Wembley, was supposed to be the first artist to perform at the new Wembley, but the late completion of the facility saw the concerts relocated to the National Bowl and the KC Stadium.
- The stadium hosted Take That Present: The Circus Live in summer 2009. The tour became the fastest-selling one in the UK in history until two years later. The record was broken by Take That with their Progress Live tour.
- In the first week of July 2007, two large charity concerts were held at the facility, the memorial Concert for Diana, to commemorate ten years from the death of Princess Diana, and Live Earth, a show hosted at the facility as part of the Live Earth Foundation, committed to combating climate change.
- Beyoncé performed two sold-out shows during her Formation Tour. With the first show being sold out in under 30 minutes, a second one was added to the schedule, set for July 3, 2016, which also sold out.
- Muse became the first band to sell out the new stadium on 16 and 17 June 2007, and even released a live DVD of the performance. Other acts to have performed at the stadium are Metallica, Madonna, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Taylor Swift, Oasis, Coldplay, Take That, and AC/DC.