Wembley Stadium

 
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* Address: Stadium Way, London
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 90,000
* Opened: 9 March 2007
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Tottenham Hotspur (football)

Extra stadium info – Wembley Stadium

The construction of the Wembley Stadium started in 2002. It opened in 2007 as the most expensive stadium ever built. The construcion costs of the Wembley Stadium were £789 million. It is used by the national football team of England and it hosts the annual final of the FA Cup. The national football team of England won the prestigious FIFA World Cup in 1966 for the first time in their history. Besides football, the stadium is also known as a venue for other events, like American football, boxing, concerts, rugby league and rugby union. It hosted its first Race of Champions, an international motorsport event featuring some of the world’s best drivers, in 2007. The German Formula One legends Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel won the Nation’s Cup and Mattias Ekström won the event.

81,000 people showed up at the venue for an American football match between the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins in 2007. It was the first-ever National Football League game in Europe. In 2011, the Wembley Stadium hosted its first UEFA Champions League final, which was won by FC Barcelona after defeating Manchester United FC 3-1. In 2016, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club played their first UEFA Champions League match at the Wembley Stadium. 85,000 people showed up for the match against AS Monaco. THFC have been tenants of the Wembley Stadium since 2017. On 10 February 2018, they broke the record attendance for a Premier League match, when 83,000 people showed up for a game between Tottenham Hotspur and their rivals Arsenal.

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