Wembley Stadium

  • About
    The stadium has a circumference of 1 km
    There are 107 steps in the trophy presentation route - the old stadium had 39 steps
    The new Wembley encloses 4,000,000 m3 inside its walls and under its roof. This is the equivalent of 25,000 double-decker buses or 7 billion pints of milk
    The deepest of the piles that form the foundations, at 35 metres, is as deep as the Twin Towers were tall
    The new pitch is four metres lower than the previous pitch
    Each of the two giant screens in new stadium is the size of 600 domestic television sets
    The total length of the escalators is the same as a 400 metre running track

    The seats
    The stadium has 90,000 seats with NO obstructed views
    The rows of seating, if placed end to end, would stretch 54 kilometers
    There is more leg room in every seat in Wembley Stadium than there was in the Royal Box of the old stadium
    The seats are spread over three tiers: lower 34,303, middle 16,532 and upper 39,165

    The arch
    The arch is 133 metres above the level of the external concourse
    With a span of 315 metres, the arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world
    With a diameter of 7.4 metres the arch is wide enough for a Channel Tunnel train to run through
    A representative from every county in England was involved in the construction of the arch
    To read more about the Arch Fascinating facts click here.

    The roof
    The stadium roof rises to 52 metres above the pitch. This compares to the 35 metres tall Twin Towers of the old stadium
    The roof is over 11 acres, of which four of the acres are retractable

    The soft drink dispensers can pour 30,000 cups in a little over 10 minutes
    Approximately 40,000 pints of beer can be served during half time in a football/rugby league match

    Almost 40,000 people come through Wembley Park station on an event day
    100 trains an hour will go through the three Wembley stations servicing the Stadium

    How many…?
    90,000 seats
    310 wheelchair spaces
    400 press seats

    34 bars
    8 restaurants
    98 kitchens
    688 food and drink service points
    10,500 seated covers on an event day

    2,618 toilets
    47 retail units (programmes, merchandise, betting)
    164 turnstiles
    26 lifts
    30 escalators

  • Address
    HA9 0WS
  • Website

Members of The Mandy Network who have worked for Wembley Stadium