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Nigel Young Download Original
- Begun: 2003
- Completed: 2007
- Floor area: 180,000m2
- Sector: Sports and leisure
- Total cost: £798M
- Address: Wembley Stadium, Brent, London, HA9 0WS, United Kingdom
Stadium with 90,000 seat capacity and retractable roof, designed to maximise spectator enjoyment and retain iconic status
The building replaces the old Wembley Stadium, which was one of the most important sports venues in Britain, and is designed to achieve a similar iconic status.
The geometry and steeply raked seating tiers ensure that every spectator in the 90,000 capacity stadium has unobstructed view of the pitch.
The stadium has a retractable roof that allows the turf to get sufficient sunlight and air, while in poor weather it can be closed to cover the entire seating bowl. The roof is supported structurally by a 133-metre-high arch that towers above the stadium, providing an icon and a new London landmark.