15 Facts About Wembley Stadium

1. Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London.

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2. Wembley Stadium is owned by the governing body of English football, the Football Association, whose headquarters are in the stadium, through its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL).

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3. In 2014, Wembley Stadium entered into a six-year sponsorship agreement with mobile provider EE Limited, under which it provides technology and infrastructure services for the venue.

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4. Under the agreement, the facility is officially referred to as "Wembley Stadium connected by EE".

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5. Tottenham Hotspur hosted Manchester City in a Premier League match on 29 October 2018, a day after Wembley Stadium hosted the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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6. Australian firm Multiplex, which was the main contractor on Wembley Stadium, made significant losses on the project.

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7. Wembley Stadium was one of the 13 venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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8. Wembley Stadium hosted the UEFA Champions League Final for the first time on 28 May 2011 when Barcelona played Manchester United.

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9. The first rugby league team to win a game at the new Wembley Stadium, were Normanton Freeston.

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10. The first official try at the renovated Wembley Stadium was scored by James Roby of St Helens, although Luke Metcalfe of Castleford High School scored the first try in the schools game that took place before the 2007 Challenge Cup final.

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11. The first touchdown scored at Wembley Stadium was on a run by Giants' quarterback Eli Manning.

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12. On 20 January 2012, the league announced that the St Louis Rams would become a temporary tenant of Wembley Stadium, playing an annual game at the stadium every year from 2012 to 2014; part of the reason the Rams were chosen was the fact that the team is owned by Stan Kroenke, who is majority shareholder in a local Premier League team, Arsenal.

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13. On 31 May 2014, Wembley Stadium hosted its first boxing event, featuring the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves for the WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles.

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14. The move to Wembley Stadium allowed many more fans to watch the annual music event which has previously lasted over 5 hours with more than 15 performers.

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15. Wembley Stadium is described as a "public transport destination" for which parking is available on a very limited basis.

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