- Address: Stadium Way, London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 90,000
- Opened: 9 March 2007
- Main use: 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. They won the world championship title in front of 96,000 fans in London.
Besides football, the Wembley Stadium is also known as a venue for other events, like American football, boxing, concerts, motorsport, 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 Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants in 2007. It was the first-ever National Football League game in Europe. The Dolphins won the Super Bowl in 1973 for the first time in their history and the Giants won the Super Bowl in 1987 for the first time in their history.
The UEFA Champions League
In 2011, the Wembley Stadium hosted its first UEFA Champions League final. The final was won by the Spanish side FC Barcelona after defeating the English side Manchester United FC 3-1. In 2016, the Wembley Stadium hosted its first UEFA Champions League match of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, nicknamed Spurs. 85,000 people showed up for the match between Tottenham Hotspur and AS Monaco. Tottenham Hotspur FC also played UEFA Champions League matches against APOEL, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, KAA Gent, PFC CSKA, PSV and Real Madrid at the Wembley Stadium.
On 10 February 2018, Tottenham Hotspur broke the record attendance for a Premier League match. 83,000 people showed up for the record breaking game between the Spurs and their rivals Arsenal FC. THFC was founded in 1882. In 1901, they won the FA Cup final for the first time in their history. In 1951, THFC were crowned English football champions for the first time in their history. Tottenham Hotspur won the title after gathering 60 points in 42 league matches. That year, Manchester United Football Club ended second place with 56 points.