If you’ve never been to London, or have even been there several times, there are points of interest throughout the city that are worth checking out. One of which is Wembley Stadium.
In the world of football, Wembley is more than a stadium. It’s a shrine. Luis Figo, who won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2002 says it is “beautiful to play the best club competition in a cathedral of sport,” such as Wembley.
While England legend Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick at the stadium in the 1966 World Cup final, describes it as “a fantastic venue for a fantastic game in prospect.”
and service has allowed it to expand and become what we know it as today.
To keep with tradition, the new stadium was rebuilt on exactly the same spot as the old one, but it has its own identity.The famous twin towers may be gone, but they have been replaced by the Wembley Arch — the longest single roof structure in the world. The royal box is also a lot higher. At the old Wembley players had to walk up 39 steps to receive the trophy. Now, that journey is three times longer but worth it for the winning team.
Besides football, Wembley can be configured to hold many other events, particularly major concerts but also private events like weddings and conferences. This is an economic necessity given that the stadium ended up costing the FA much more than was originally projected. The regular covering of the pitch for concerts has led to the pitch being relaid often (see elsewhere in this article). Regular changes to the pitch mean that it never matches the quality of its surroundings, or of the pitch of the old Wembley in its later years.
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