About Wembley Stadium
The new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007. Owned by the Football Association, the all-seater, 90,000-plus capacity stadium took over five years to build - but it was well worth the wait. Today Wembley is a state-of-the-art stadium unlike any other in the world. It's the home of English football and hosts a wide variety of other large-scale events, from music to athletics.
The old Wembley Stadium, with its iconic twin towers, was built in 1922 as the main attraction of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition. Due to its standing room, the old stadium boasted a capacity of 127,000 and held FA Cup finals between 1923 and 2000, League Cup finals between 1967 and 2000, and seven European finals. Its most famous moment came in 1966 when it saw the England football team winning the FIFA World Cup.
In 2003 the old Wembley was demolished, and work began on its replacement. Today Wembley Stadium has an impressive retractable roof and a distinctive arch that can be seen all over west London, and from high ground across the city. Over the years the stadium has hosted the FA Cup, Rugby League Challenge Cup, National Football League, and FA Community Shield.