According to Pele, Wembley Stadium is the cathedral of football, the capital of football and the heart of football. It is certainly the home of football in the UK and arguably the world. The stadium hosts the FA Cup Final and England international home games.
The original Wembley Stadium was built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924. However, the first event held at the stadium was the 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United.
Over the years, the stadium has also been used as a music venue. Live Aid was staged here in 1985. Michael Jackson played here a record breaking 15 times and the stadium has paid musical tributes to Nelson Mandela and Freddy Mercury.
Although most famous as a football venue, the game having been played here since the 1880s, the stadium has played host to many other sports including rugby league, greyhound racing, american football and the 1948 Summer Olympics.
The new stadium was completed in 2007 and includes a semi retractable roof and the 134 metre high Wembley Arch.
Guided tours of the stadium include the players tunnel, the Royal box and the England changing rooms.