WEMBLEY Stadium is one of the UK's most iconic venues.
Known as the home of English football the historic stadium has been the site of many big finals including the Lionesses' game against Germany in the Euro 2022 competition – here's everything you need to know about England's home stadium.
Does Wembley have a roof?
Wembley has a movable partially retractable roof – which was designed to allow for the playing surface to receive maximum sunlight and ventilation.
The roof is over 11 acres – four of the acres are retractable.
There are two partially retractable roof structures over the east and west ends of the stadium, ensuring that spectators are covered.
Wembley Stadium does not move the sliding roof whilst spectators are in the stadium – which means those on the pitch will be open to the English elements come rain or shine.
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Angus Campbell, the chief architect, also said that the aim was for the pitch to be in sunlight during matches played between 3pm and 5pm from the beginning of May to the end of June, when the FA and World Cups would be played.
And this is not uncommon – a lot of football stadiums don't have retractable roofs due to the costs of construction, the complexity of construction and the natural light and air requirements of grassed playing surfaces.
The stadium opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium – which was demolished in 2002 and 2003.
Where is Wembley Stadium?
The football stadium is situated in Wembley, north-west London and is the national stadium of England and home of English football.
And the good news is the stadium is easily accessible from three different railway stations – Wembley Park station, Wembley Stadium station and Wembley Central station.
How many seats are in Wembley Stadium?
Wembley Stadium is the largest sports venue in the UK and the second-largest stadium in Europe – with 90,000 seats with no obstructed views.
There are 310 wheelchair spaces and 400 press seats.
The rows of seating, if placed end to end, would stretch 54 kilometres – and each seat has more leg room than there was in the Royal Box of the old stadium.
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