|Official Stadium Name
|Wembley Stadium connected by EE
|Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United
|Opening Game Date
|Cardiff City 2-1 Portsmouth
Foster and Partners
|The Football Association
|Wembley National Stadium Limited
| England National Team (2007-present)
Tottenham Hotspur (2017-2019)
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England’s largest stadium was born in pain (2003-2007) – delivered over 4 years behind initial plans, with costs doubling the early estimates. The general contractor and investors ended up in court, many events had to be cancelled.
The seating is divided into 3 tiers, middle one of which is dedicated solely to business clients on long-term contracts. This scheme helped finance the venue itself and now strongly contributes to the profits, but has also earned some criticism from media and fans. This kind of layout divides regular fans and separates them, making it hard to produce a proper atmosphere.
Most characteristic feature of the ground is of course the 133-metre steel arch, which is to an icon of the ground, just like it was with the two towers of its predecessor. At night the arch is lighted up and can be seen from many kilometers.