Wembley Stadium
"The Home of Football"
New Wembley
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Owners The FA
Location London, England
Broke ground 30 September 2002
Built 2002–2007
Opened 2007
Tenants Tottenham Hotspur (2017-)
Capacity 90,000
Field dimensions 114 x 75 yards

Wembley Stadium is a football stadium in Wembley, London, England, which opened in 2007, on the site of the original Wembley Stadium, which was demolished from 2002–2003. The stadium hosts major football matches including the FA Cup Final and home matches of the Tottenham Hotspur Team The stadium will also serve as the temporary home for Tottenham Hotspur while White Hart Lane is being demolished and the new stadium is being constructed.

Wembley Stadium is a UEFA category four stadium. With 90,000 seats, it is the second-largest stadium in Europe and the largest stadium in the United Kingdom. It is owned by The Football Association through its subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL).

Designed by HOK Sport and Foster and Partners, it includes a partially retractable roof and the 134-metre-high (440 ft) Wembley Arch. The stadium was built by Australian firm Multiplex at a cost of £798 million.

In addition to the FA Cup Semi-Finals and Final, the stadium hosts the season-opening FA Community Shield, the League Cup Final, the Football League Trophy and the Football League play-offs. The stadium also hosts the FA Trophy, the FA Vase and the National League play-offs. It hosted the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Finals, the Gold medal matches at the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament, and will host both the semi-finals and final of UEFA Euro 2020. The stadium also hosts the rugby league Challenge Cup Final, the NFL International Series and music concerts.

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