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Wembley stadium

Wembley stadium. The Great Stadium at Wembley Park, London, was built to coincide with the British Empire Exhibition of 1923. Work was completed just four days before hosting its first Football Association Cup Final on 29 April 1923. It has since been a venue for a multitude of sports, including boxing, hurling, speedway, greyhound meetings, horse shows, and show jumping events. The Rugby League Cup Final has been played at Wembley every year since 1929 (except 1932). The greatest moments in its history were the hosting of the 1948 Olympic Games and the 1966 World Cup. Its complete rebuilding from 2000 has proceeded with confusion and acrimony.

Richard A. Smith

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Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium a sports stadium in Wembley, NW London, where the FA Cup Final and the England football team's home matches are played; it was the venue for the 1966 World Cup Final.

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