Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley Park, London, England. The stadium, inaugurated in 2007, was built next to the former old Wembley Stadium was destroyed four years earlier. Some important matches are often held at Wembley Stadium, including the final of the FA Cup, FA Community Shield, Football League Cup, Football League Trophy, Football Leauge playoffs and the England team home games. In the European arena, Wembley Stadium became the venue for the UEFA Champions League Final (2011 and 2013).
With a seating capacity of 90,000, making the Wembley Stadium became the second largest stadium in Europe. The British homeground owned by The Football Association (FA) and operated by Wembley National Stadium Limited. Wembley Stadium, designed by HOK Sport along with Foster and Partners. Then the process of building trust in the Australian company, Brookfield Multiplex. Making Wembley Stadium spent 798 million Pounds.
One of the uniqueness of Wembley Stadium is contained arc across the top of the building of the stadium. This arc has a height of up to 436 meters with a diameter of 315 meters. The existence of the arc is very important to maintain the stability of the sliding roof at the north and south of the stadium.
Another uniqueness of Wembley Stadium is where a statue of British football legend Bobby Moore, at the front entrance. The statue was inaugurated on May 11th, 2007 by Sir Bobby Charlton as the “finishing touch” construction of the stadium. This relatively large statue created by Philip Jackson, he describes the moment when Bobby Moore led England to embrace the 1966 World Cup champion.
Even though it looks very fancy, it turns out Wembley Stadium also has its drawbacks, one of which is the quality of the grass pitch is not good. It never complained of by some other country’s national team coach who had come to the headquarters of The Three Lions. But the stadium would improve grass field after receiving harsh criticism from manager of English league clubs. Managers who also criticized, among others, Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and David Moyes.
Almost the same as most stadiums around the world, Wembley Stadium is also open to various mass events besides sports, one of which is a music concert. Carrying a lot of musical events ever held here. Among others, the concert of Muse, Metallica, The Killers, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Madonna, Coldplay, Oasis, Take That and AC / DC.