The Best Football Stadium in the World 2020/21, Significant Games, History of the Stadium

The Best Football Stadium in the World 2020/21, Significant Games, History of the Stadium 1
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Stadiums have been an important part of modern football. Alley Sport brings The Best Football Stadium in the World and the significance of the arena.

The Best Football Stadium in the World
The Best Football Stadium in the World. Stadiums are an important part of football due to the atmosphere and culture it brings to football. Image Credits- Ertheo

Rapid urbanization has led to many modern stadiums built recently, along with the historic significance of the stadium. Through out the world, many projects like redevelopment of Santiago Bernabeu, construction of ultra stadiums in Qatar and the US are currently underway, but the best stadium in the world is a blend of modern architecture with tradition.

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The Best Football Stadium in the World

The Best Football Stadium in the World
The Best Football Stadium in the World. Wembley Stadium is the best stadium in the world, located in north-western London, England. Image Credits- Si.com

England is the birthplace of football, and from the origins of the game from 1800’s to the modern era, English football has been one of the most followed sports. The best football stadium in the world is the Wembley Stadium in London, also popularly referred to as the ” Mecca of Football”. The 90,000 capacity stadium, reopened in the year 2007, on the pre existing site of the old 1923 Wembley stadium, demolished to match up with modern needs.

Wembley Stadium being considered as 'neutral' venue for Premier League  games - Mirror Online
The Best Football Stadium in the World. Pictured here is the famous arch of the Wembley Stadium. Image Credits- The Mirror

Wembley is a modern stadium, with world class amenities. The famous arch of Wembley runs through the middle of the stadium, with modern lighting to contribute to the electric atmosphere of the stadium. The 114ft arch is the landmark of the stadium, and the stadium was constructed by the Australian firm Multiplex for an estimated cost of 798 million GBP in 2007 (now 1.2 billion GBP).

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The Best Football Stadium in the World: Significant Games

Wembley hosts England games and FA Cup finals, along with major games in English football, including  FA Community Shield, the League Cup final, the FA Cup semi-finals, the Football League Trophy, the Football League play-offs, the FA Trophy, the FA Vase and the National League play-offs. It is a UEFA category 4 stadium, and hosted the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Finals.

Crowning a champion at Wembley - The Globe and Mail
The Best Football Stadium in the World. Wembley hosted the 2011 and 2013 finals of the UEFA Champions League in its recent history. Image Credits- The Globe and Mail

Wembley is scheduled to host 7 games at UEFA Euro 2020, (including the final and both of the semi-finals),as well as the original venue of the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final. It was later relocated to the Allianz Arena due to adjustments of the 2020 final caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. It will stage the following season’s final instead. The stadium also hosted the final match at the 2012 Olympic Games football tournament.

The Best Football Stadium in the World: History

The original Wembley Stadium of North-Western London, was built to house the British Empire Exhibition (1924–25). It served as the significant venue of the London 1948 Olympic Games and remained available for use till the year 2000. The construction of the modern Wembley began in 2002, and finally opened in May 2007.

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