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Wembley Stadium
"The Home of Football"
New Wembley
Wembley Stadium interior.jpg
Full name Wembley Stadium
Location Wembley, London, England
Coordinates 51°33′21″N 0°16′47″W / 51.55583°N 0.27972°W / 51.55583; -0.27972
Owner The Football Association
Operator Wembley National Stadium Limited
Executive suites 166
Capacity 90,000 (Association football, rugby league, rugby union, boxing)
75,000 to 90,000 seated and 15,000 standing (concerts)
60,000 to 72,000 (athletics)
86,000 to 87,000 (UEFA capacity)
86,000 (American football)
Record attendance Football: 89,874 (Cardiff City vs Portsmouth, 17 May 2008)
Concert: 98,000 (Adele, June 2017)]]
Field size 115 by 74 yards (105 by 68 m)
Surface Desso GrassMaster
Built 2003–2007
Opened 9 March 2007; 15 years ago (2007-03-09)
England national football team (2007–present)
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (2017–2019; UEFA Matches 2016-2019)

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in London, England. It was built from 2003 to 2007 in the same spot that the first Wembley Stadium was built. It holds 90,000 seats. The new stadium features an arch that was designed not to cast a shadow over the stadium while games are played and to help hold part of the roof up. The FA Cup final is played at and both FA Cup semi-finals as well. It also hosts the League Cup final and several other English cup finals. The England national football team play their home matches here.

As well as sports, the new Wembley Stadium, like the first one, is also used for concerts. Metallica, Muse, and George Michael have performed there. Also, the Concert for Diana was held there on July 1, 2007, and the London Live Earth concert was held there six days later, on July 7.

The new Wembley also hosts NFL games as part of the NFL International Series. The first NFL game there was the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins. The Jacksonville Jaguars currently have a deal to play one home game in London from 2013 to 2020. Wembley stadium now has the rule of no bags allowed in the stadium following the example from previous NFL games. Anything bigger than an A4 sized bag will result in a 10 pounds charge to store it.

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