VISIT TO WEMBLEY STADIUM: THE TEMPLE OF FOOTBALL
In a nutshell An unforgettable excursion for sport and music fans: a visit to Wembley Stadium, considered the temple of British football as well as the location of famous concerts and international events. A thrilling tour to relive the triumph of UEFA Champions League and World Cup matches as well as of the concerts that made the history of rock music.
Good to know
- Wembley Stadium: temple of sport and international music
- Newly-developed sections: The Crossbar Exhibition and The Walk of Legends with historic archives
- Other sections: dressing rooms, tunnel to the pitch
- Our coach takes us to Wembley Stadium, location of the most important sports and musical events in the UK.
- Originally known as the “Empire Stadium”, Wembley was built for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 and used for the first time for the FA Cup final in 1923. Since then, it has become the most important sports location in the UK. The old stadium was demolished in 2003 and rebuilt in 2007 - it is now the stadium with the second largest capacity in Europe and can welcome up to 90,000 spectators.
- With a height of 133 metres and a length of 315 metres, it considerably modified London’s skyline, but its function is not purely aesthetic, as it needs to support the roof that can be closed in case of bad weather.
- It is the English national football team stadium and it hosted the 1948 Olympic Games as well as the 1966 World Cup Final where England won the world title.
- But Wembley Stadium has also always been the location for the most important rock concerts and other relevant events.
- From UEFA Champions League finals to sports events and sold-out concerts, we get ready to relive the greatest moment that made the history of this temple of sport and international music.
- The tour also enables us to visit the stadium backstage area as well as some new sections such as the The Crossbar Exhibition and The Walk of Legends featuring the archives illustrating the origins of the stadium and its rich history.
- After visiting these new areas, one of our guides takes us to the remaining sections including the dressing rooms, tunnel to the pitch and so on.
- Once the tour is over, we get back to the coach and head off to the port.
Good to know
- There is limited availability of Italian speaking guides; if none are available, the excursion will be conducted in English.
- A guide is not provided for the return journey to the port.
- Audio-guides are included in the ticket prices and all tours and audioguides are in English only.