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Wembley Stadium, London


This Saturday sees the first ever football game at the new Wembley Stadium. The game is an Under 21 match between England and Italy.

Wembley Stadium (often called "Wembley") is a football stadium in Wembley, London. The largest roof-covered football stadium in the world, it stands opposite Wembley Arena.

The previous Wembley Stadium (officially the Empire Stadium, but called Wembley due to its location) was arguably the world's most famous football stadium, being England's national stadium for football. In 2002, the original structure was demolished and construction began on the new stadium, originally intended to open in 2006. This was later delayed until early 2007. The final completion date of the stadium came on 9 March 2007, when the keys to the stadium were handed over to The Football Association.

Wembley was designed by the world-renowned architectural firm HOK Sport and Foster and Partners. It is the most expensive stadium ever built at a cost of £798 million and has the largest roof-covered seating capacity in the world.

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