Wembley Stadium (1923)

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The original Wembley Stadium, known as the Empire Stadium, was a football stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the new Wembley Stadium that opened in 2007. It is famous for hosting FA Cup Finals, five European Cup finals, the 1948 Olympics, the 1966 World Cup Final, Final of Euro 96 and the Live Aid concert of 1985.



The stadium's first turf was cut by King George V, and it was first opened to the public on 28 April 1923. First known as the British Empire Exhibition Stadium[1] or simply Empire Stadium, it was built by Sir Robert McAlpine[2] for the British Empire Exhibition[3][4][5] of 1924 (extended to 1925).[6][7][8][9]

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