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Wembley Stadium (1923)
The Twin Towers, Old Wembley
1923 wembely
Full name Empire Stadium
Owners Wembley Company
Location Wembley, London, England
Broke ground 1922
Built 1923
Opened 1923
Renovated 1963
Closed 2000
Demolished 2003
Tenants English national team (1923–2000)
Arsenal (European matches) (1998–2000)
Leyton Orient (1930)
Capacity 82,000 (originally 127,000)

Wembley Stadium (formerly known as the Empire Stadium) was a football stadium located in Wembley Park, Wembley, London, England, that stood on the site now occupied by the new Wembley Stadium.

It was famous for hosting the annual FA Cup finals, five European Cup finals, the 1948 Summer Olympics, the 1966 World Cup Final, the final of Euro 96, the 1992 and 1995 Rugby League World Cup Finals. Of Wembley Stadium, Pelé said, "Wembley is the cathedral of football. It is the capital of football and it is the heart of football" in recognition of its status as the world's best-known football stadium. It also hosted numerous music events, including the 1985 Live Aid concert.

The twin towers were an icon for England and Wembley, and their demolition in 2003 upset many members of the public. Debris from the Old Wembley Stadium was used to make the award-winning Northala Fields in Northolt, Ealing.

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FIFA World Cup final stadiums

1930: Estadio Centenario · 1934: Stadio Nazionale PNF · 1938: Stade Olympique de Colombes · 1950: Estádio do Maracanã · 1954: Wankdorf Stadium · 1958: Råsunda Stadium · 1962: Estadio Nacional · 1966: Wembley Stadium · 1970: Estadio Azteca · 1974: Olympic Stadium · 1978: Estadio Monumental · 1982: Santiago Bernabéu · 1986: Estadio Azteca · 1990: Stadio Olimpico · 1994: Rose Bowl · '1998: Stade de France · 2002: International Stadium Yokohama · 2006: Olympic Stadium · 2010: Soccer City · 2014: Maracanã Stadium · 2018: Luzhniki Stadium · 2022: Lusail Iconic Stadium ·

FA Cup stadiums

1872: Kennington Oval · 1873: Lillie Bridge · 1874-1892: Kennington Oval · 1893: Fallowfield Stadium · 1894: Goodison Park · 1895-1914: Crystal Palace · 1915: Old Trafford · 1920-1922: Stamford Bridge · 1923-2000: Wembley Stadium · 2001-2006: Millennium Stadium · 2007-Present: Wembley Stadium

UEFA Champions League final stadiums

1956: Parc des Princes · 1957: Santiago Bernabéu · 1958: Heysel Stadium · 1959: Neckarstadion · 1960: Hampden Park · 1961: Wankdorf Stadium · 1962: Olympisch Stadion · 1963: Wembley Stadium · 1964: Prater Stadium · 1965: San Siro · 1966: Heysel Stadium · 1967: Estádio Nacional · 1968: Wembley Stadium · 1969: Santiago Bernabéu · 1970: San Siro · 1971: Wembley Stadium · 1972: De Kuip · 1973: Red Star Stadium · 1974: Heysel Stadium · 1975: Parc des Princes · 1976: Hampden Park · 1977: Stadio Olimpico · 1978: Wembley Stadium · 1979: Olympiastadion · 1980: Santiago Bernabéu · 1981: Parc des Princes · 1982: De Kuip · 1983: Olympic Stadium · 1984: Stadio Olimpico · 1985: Heysel Stadium · 1986: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán · 1987: Prater Stadium · 1988: Neckarstadion · 1989: Camp Nou · 1990: Prater Stadium · 1991: Stadio San Nicola · 1992: Wembley Stadium · 1993: Olympiastadion · 1994: Olympic Stadium · 1995: Ernst-Happel-Stadion · 1996: Stadio Olimpico · 1997: Olympiastadion · 1998: Amsterdam Arena · 1999: Camp Nou · 2000: Stade de France · 2001: San Siro · 2002: Hampden Park · 2003: Old Trafford · 2004: Arena AufSchalke · 2005: Atatürk Olympic Stadium · 2006: Stade de France · 2007: Olympic Stadium · 2008: Luzhniki Stadium · 2009: Stadio Olimpico · 2010: Santiago Bernabéu · 2011: Wembley Stadium · 2012: Allianz Arena · 2013: Wembley Stadium · 2014: Estádio da Luz · 2015: Olympic Stadium · 2016: San Siro · 2017: Millennium Stadium ·

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final stadiums

1961: Ibrox Park & Communale Stadium · 1962: Hampden Park & Neckarstadion · 1963: De Kuip · 1964: Heysel Stadium & Bosuil Stadium · 1965: Wembley Stadium · 1966: Hampden Park · 1967: Frankenstadion · 1968: De Kuip · 1969: St. Jakob Stadium · 1970: Prater Stadium · 1971: Karaiskakis Stadium · 1972: Camp Nou · 1973: Kaftanzoglio Stadium · 1974: De Kuip · 1975: St. Jakob Stadium · 1976: Heysel Stadium · 1977: Olympisch Stadion · 1978: Parc des Princes · 1979: St. Jakob Stadium · 1980: Heysel Stadium · 1981: Rheinstadion · 1982: Camp Nou · 1983: Nya Ullevi · 1984: St. Jakob Stadium · 1985: De Kuip · 1986: Stade de Gerland · 1987: Spiros Louis Stadium · 1988: Stade de la Meinau · 1989: Wankdorf Stadium · 1990: Nya Ullevi · 1991: De Kuip · 1992: Estádio da Luz · 1993: Wembley Stadium · 1994: Parken Stadium · 1995: Parc des Princes · 1996: King Baudouin Stadium · 1997: De Kuip · 1998: Råsunda Stadium · 1999: Villa Park

FIFA World Cup final stadiums

1930: Estadio Centenario · 1934: Stadio Nazionale PNF · 1938: Stade Olympique de Colombes · 1950: Estádio do Maracanã · 1954: Wankdorf Stadium · 1958: Råsunda Stadium · 1962: Estadio Nacional · 1966: Wembley Stadium · 1970: Estadio Azteca · 1974: Olympic Stadium · 1978: Estadio Monumental · 1982: Santiago Bernabéu · 1986: Estadio Azteca · 1990: Stadio Olimpico · 1994: Rose Bowl · '1998: Stade de France · 2002: International Stadium Yokohama · 2006: Olympic Stadium · 2010: Soccer City · 2014: Maracanã Stadium · 2018: Luzhniki Stadium · 2022: Lusail Iconic Stadium ·

UEFA European Championship final stadiums

1960: Parc des Princes · 1964: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium · 1968: Stadio Olimpico · 1972: Heysel Stadium · 1976: Crvena Zvezda Stadium · 1980: Stadio Olimpico · 1984: Parc des Princes · 1988: Olympiastadion · 1992: Ullevi · 1996: Wembley Stadium · 2000: De Kuip · 2004: Estádio da Luz · 2008: Ernst-Happel-Stadion 2012: Olympic Stadium 2016: Stade de France

1966 FIFA World Cup stadiums

Ayresome Park · Goodison Park · Hillsborough Stadium · Old Trafford · Roker Park · Villa Park · Wembley · White City Stadium

UEFA Euro 1996 stadiums

Anfield · City Ground · Elland Road · Hillsborough Stadium · Old Trafford · St James' Park · Villa Park · Wembley Stadium

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