Notable Events Held At The Wembley Stadium

The Wembley Stadium resumed operation in 2007 after a five-year facelift. It also went back to its custom of hosting events. The public ground is well known for hosting football events and is the ground that the Three Lions call home. However, the stadium plays host to events outside football.

Here are some of the most notable events which have so far taken place in Wembley and given the stadium the prestige it deserves.

The Race Of Champions

The stadium hosted the race of champions in the year 2008. This is an event consisting of expert drivers from different types of races. Formula 1 drivers, World Rally Championship drivers, and NASCAR drivers come together to compete. The drivers mostly compete with identical vehicles.

The Rugby League Cup

The Rugby League Challenge Cup final moved back to Wembley Stadium after its completion in 2007. The stadium was later involved in hosting the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals in 2013. The Wembley stadium was also named among the list of venues which hosted the Rugby World Cup in 2015. These are some of the greatest rugby events in the world to host in a stadium, thus enabling Wembley Stadium to have a remarkable record and increased fame around the world.

The London Olympics Games 2012

The Olympics is a major global event that occurs once every 4 years. It is, therefore, an honour for a particular stadium to host the games. The Wembley Stadium played a significant role in the Olympic games held in London in 2012. The stadium was mostly used to host the football tournaments which involved both men and women. The finals of the football tournament were also held there.

Boxing Matches

The most recent remarkable boxing match in the stadium was the one between Anthony Joshua Vs. Wladimir Klitschko. The bout was held on 29th April 2017. A large crowd of about 90000 spectators witnessed the fight. The match saw British heavyweight Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko through a knockout.

Great European Football Matches

This famous stadium is widely known to host football matches. It played hosts to one of the most prestigious cups in Europe when it was selected to host the UEFA Champions League Final in 2011.

Two years later, it enjoyed the same honour again as the final made a return to the English capital. The UEFA Champions League Final is a great competition, and having Wembley host the game in two out of three years is a great achievement for the stadium. The English League Cup final and the FA Cup final also resumed at the ground after it was re-opened. The stadium also started hosting the Women’s FA Cup final as from 2015.