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  • 5.0 star rating
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    Listed in London

    I didnt get to see much since I didnt take the tour but I got to see the outside and inside of the stadium which was pretty cool. They have a gift shop and what now for those that are soccer fans and want to buy jerseys and what not. I think it would be a pretty cool place to watch a soccer game, lots of parking, weird neighborhood for it to be in though (its in the hood lol). But i guess land is cheaper for the gov? Either way, def a tourist attraction to see.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    Only let down by the extortionate price of food and drink. Unlike most "normal" football grounds, there's not a pub that I could find within walking distance so if you want a beer before the game then it's either the nearby restaurants or £4.90 for a generic lager (£3.30 for a Coke).

    Other than that, a great stadium with staff who were superb. Seating was comfortable with plenty of leg room as well, not something I'm used to!

    Just a shame Gateshead lost *sigh*

  • 1.0 star rating

    The stadium itself is a sight to see and somewhere you should experience. The areas outside aren't great with not much for people to buy food and drink. My main gripe is the way that you the customer is treated like dogshit when you walk in. As soon as they saw I had a bag they shouted at me to get searched and I felt like I was walking into a maximum security prison and not somewhere I had saved some money up to visit. I was 3 foot away from them and it was quiet so no need to shout. They proceeded to search my bag and found a bottle of coke and I was told to remove the lid if I wanted to take the bottle in. I had hold of the lid after the search and was told to let go of the lid as though I was a criminal. I'm just glad that bottle lids are at the top of their priorities as I also sneaked in 2 aerosols, an airhorn and an umbrella which were on the banned list but the lids were not.

    The beer prices are an absolute ripoff, the FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser (4.8% beer) yet they sell some bullshit 4.0% lager at £5 a pint at the bars. Scandalous. Some of the staff behind the bars are as thick as mince hit by a bus window. Don't speak English so you have to point at what you want. I shit you not.

  • 5.0 star rating
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    Listed in Jolly ol' England

    Insane in da membrane, insane in da brain!

    This stadium was just...wow! That's all I can say. We were here for the NFL International Series: Jacksonville Jaguars v. San Francisco 49ers. I know about the rule of no alcohol in the stadium during games, but they must have lifted that for this game as we definitely had our fair share of beers during the game.

    The lines for all the stands (at least the ones I was in) always moved quickly. Was disappointed when they ran out of curry sauce for the fries, but it wasn't the end of the world. Getting to the stadium is quite easy and while it was mob scene leaving the stadium, it was one of the nicest large crowds I've ever been forced to stand in.

    Don't know if/when I'll be presented with an opportunity to be in this stadium again, but if I am, I will not turn it down.

  • 4.0 star rating
    Listed in Football Stadiums

    The home of the England National Football Team and many other football tournaments is a great stadium to go to, which always has a great atmosphere. Unfortunately when I visited the lack of food choice upset me and they could not cater for my dietary requirements apart from that it is a fantastic stadium and I would defiantly go their again, it has everything you want in a football stadium, a large capacity and great atmosphere the only thing it doesn't have is something that most stadiums do Chips. The ticket prices were reasonable and being at Wembley for the Final was a fantastic experience, the stadium even has a designer shopping center inside so if you are heading a few hours before you can get sports gear. The Stadium also has tours where you can see Wembley stadium behind the scenes what is also a brilliant experience, so whether you are going for a match or for a tour, Wembley will be a fantastic experience.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    Bruce Springsteen  ***** what a showman, what an experience.
    Wembley stadium, what a shambles.
    The queuing system is all over the place, the staff are aggressive and there were lots of people jumping the queues and arguing...creating a horrible atmosphere.
    We wouldn't come back in a hurry.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    FANTASTIC time! We had a blast.

    Positive- you can bet in the stadium!
    Negative - you can not drink beers in your seats.

    Loved the whole experience, would absolutely go again!

  • 3.0 star rating
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    Been here four years on the bounce now for the annual NFL match, this time it was the Rams v The Pats.

    The view all around the stadium is great, and staff are very helpful.

    Only gripes are the prices of food and drink,  £4.80 for a Carlsberg? Piss take in my opinion and the location is a pain in the arse to get to, also get's overcrowded by the tube stations, but saying this it's still worth a visit, cracking stadium.

  • 5.0 star rating

    I'm an American. I came here October 2010 for the 49er vs. Bronco American football game.

    It was a huge journey getting here from Westminister but well worth it. The tube is super easy to navigate anyway.

    This has got to be the most well organized stadium I have ever been to in my LIFE.
    This place was insanely clean. Can't say much for the food since I didn't eat. You won't find me complaining about the price of beer since the American dollar is so weak everything was pricey to me anyway..

    Getting back out of here was slightly confusing but we met some cool blokes along the way.

    Thank you London!

  • 4.0 star rating
    ROTD 28/8/2009

    The problem with the old Wembley, despite all its character, history and aura, was that it was a bit dated and run-down.

    The problem with the new Wembley is that by the time it was actually open to the public and available for use, it was a laughing stock because of the time and money it took to build. There was too much expectation by then and with the problems of the pitch and the fact that it needs time to create its own standing and magic moments as a new stadium, people have kind of written it off as an expensive failure.

    But if you go, for the user it is great. The facilities are fantastic and the access is very good. The view is awesome from all the way round the ground and the seats are more comfortable than at other arenas.

    It is an achitectural masterpeice and I'd love to go back and cheer on England in an important game. Let's hope they sort out the surface so the place can get some positive press for a change.

  • 5.0 star rating

    A must see venue if you are a sporting fan.

    Whether it's football, rugby or American football - Wembley seems to have it all. I absolutely love the venue. I'm rather fortunate, I used to work at the venue for a couple of years, on and off.

    Having worked at other football stadiums, I can definitely say that this is one of the best, if not the best stadium in the country. If you can, try and get yourself a ticket on Level 2: the best seats in the house! And you're likely to bump into a famous face or two. The hospitality in Level 2 is amazing, I mean business class style. Have a walk around if you get a chance, there's some interesting "toys" towards the middle of Club Wembley, it's a shame people don't always see them. The whole place looks amazing and feels brand spanking new.

    The only thing I'm not keen on is the price of food inside! It can cost you something like £8 for chips and a burger - they are tasty burgers, don't get me wrong, but I don't know if I'll be happy paying that. Mind you, if you can afford the tickets at Level 2, you're probably not going to complain about £8. Also, be wary of when you exit then stadium. If you are going to a cup final, you can be sure there's going to be a wait to get on the train - but don't worry, there's always the merchandise sellers on Olympic Way to keep you amused.

    A great day out, especially for the family.

  • 4.0 star rating

    The new Wembley Stadium is phenomenal.

    It's huge, certainly one of the biggest stadiums in the world. The architecture is amazing, and the giant load-bearing arch means that there are no columns or pillars required inside for support, thus no obstructed views. The seats are steep and high.

    Being on the concourse is like being in an airport, they're so huge and shiny. Toilets are plentiful, and - when I was there twice last summer, for Muse and Live Earth - still sparkling clean, with vases of flowers inside.

    There are plenty of helpful staff. Food and drink is plentifully available, although food is exorbitantly expensive (the smallest non-snack item is a cheeseburger at £7.50). Beers aren't as wildly expensive as you'd fear, though.

    Both times I was there I was in the Club Wembley area. This meant that I was under the north roof (although it didn't rain) in wider, cushioned seats that had padded armrests. Being in a cushioned seat rather than a hard plastic one is definitely worth it if you're going to be there for 7 hours, as I was for both my marathon concert events. There is a posh bar inside for people in the Club section, but it was closed for the two concerts I attended.

    I feel the same about Wembley as I feel about the O2: it's crappy that there are some events that you just can't see in a smaller venue, but if you have to go big, this is going big in style. I don't see how a 60,000-person venue could reasonably be made to be any more comfortable, clean, impressive, or useful.

  • 2.0 star rating

    As a patriotic Welshman, the fact Wembley is inferior to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium despite having 15,000 extra seats and having cost several million more gives me great satisfaction. The endless problems with the pitch is symptomatic of what is wrong with Wembley. In the middle tier there is a seafood and champagne bar where people actually watch the game on TV instead of from their expensively acquired seats. The normal football food such as burgers and hot dogs is obscenely priced.

    I have been a couple of times to see an England friendly and the League Cup Final in March. Those who have heard Eamon B's account of the Wayne Rooney scandal will be pleased to know that its origins can be traced to four seats in the middle tier.  

    Whereas the Millennium Stadium is right in the centre of Cardiff next to more that 50 licences premises in a 5 minute walk, Wembley is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines making it a pain to get to and when leaving there are the inevitable queues for the Tube as fans try to get back to Central London.

  • 4.0 star rating

    "We're the boys in Red and we're on our way to Wem-ber-ly" Granted, I came for the Wembley Cup, but it was still the song I had in the back of my mind.

    This little competition took place between world renowned Celtic and Barcelona and featured lowly African champs Al-Ahly and some team named Tottenham. Regarless, the stadium is amazing. Granted I never got to see the old Wembley, but I've heard it was quite the transformation, even if it did go over budget and piss a lot of people off.

    Getting in and out of the stadium was easy, although it is a long walk to either the tube or overground, but it isn't as congested as I thought it would be. I'd love to come back and see an England game or FA Cup final and see this place go absolutely off. I think that is really what Wembley is meant to be used for.

  • 4.0 star rating
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    Well! My *400th* review and it goes to none other than a London icon -- which I was lucky enough to visit for the first time during an Olympic match of football/soccer.

    Consider me a clean slate when it comes to the checkered past of its renovation, but also without knowledge of its amazing history. Well, at least you have a chance to learn about the latter, as they have plenty of plaques, statues and commemorative paraphernalia to explain just how special this venue is.

    I found my experience here to be top notch. You can't beat walking out of the Tube station and getting that glorious view! Then, down the steps and straight into a convenient walk that leads right up to the doors. No confusion about which direction or where to turn -- literally, you walk straight out the station and into the stadium. Along the way you'll walk with other patrons, brandishing their kits, flags and makeup, and of course the burger and kebab stands, which builds up the excitement and atmosphere.

    We had mid-level tickets so security was a breeze and the entrance lobby was incredibly modern and sleek. A bit soul-less for a sports venue, I admit, and perhaps more suitable for a conference, but at least in good nick. If I had one gripe about this place, is that it didn't have much "personality".

    We headed up to our appropriate level, which offered a restaurant, one main concession with beer, wine, tea/coffee and crisps (card or cash). Definitely lacking in food options (one Fish and Chips shop (£10) or a steak sandwich cart; or the incredibly overpriced £25/pp sit down fare of Flute -- and you still have to order yourself by fighting the crowd at the bar, pub-style ... wha?? However, people seemed to be eating homemade food or out of bags from M&S, so I must have missed the memo that you don't have to get gouged by stadium food fare. Honestly, in context for a sports venue, prices weren't awful -- £9 for two Heineken, £1.60 for water and about £2.50 for small can of Pringles. (Oh, and FYI you're never allowed to take alcoholic drinks to your seats at matches here in UK no matter the venue)

    Our seats were fantastic. They were cushioned and super comfy for a sports venue, and letting people by wasn't the tragic purse-stepping, knee-smacking, shuffling affair per usual. The atmosphere was low-key, but I assume that was because it's the Olympics and we're all meant to be on good behavior. No standing, no swearing and no hurled insults (very different than my Arsenal experience!). Our seats stayed nice and dry while the lower level first 20 rows or so got soaked.

    OK, now for the big test -- siphoning 80,000 people out of a venue, down that same walk (that looked so spacious when it wasn't wall-to-wall with people at once) and onto the Tube. Since you don't cross any roads, there isn't too much an issue, but they still sectioned off groups to keep the Tube platforms manageable. My husband and I thought we'd beat the whole mess and turned down a side road to go to a pub to wait it all out. But our friends got stuck in the middle and couldn't escape. It took them about 30 minutes to make it from their seats to the Tube. Which is not bad at all -- I can name plenty of post-concert parking lot fiascos that lasted literally hours. About 25 minutes after they arrived at the pub, we went back to the Tube and voila! No crowds, we jumped right on.

    I would be stoked to go back to a game here, remembering to splurge for the mid-level seats and to check into bringing in your own food to save cash.

  • 3.0 star rating

    I attended the Patriots / Buccaneers game at Wembley back in October 2009.  

    It was strange because they blocked off the first 20 or so rows from the field, which worked out great for us because we were in, like row 21.. but it kinda sucked that you couldn't get any closer if you wanted to.

    Getting to and from the stadium takes quite a while, and without many (affordable) options except for the tube to get there, be prepared for quite a bit of standing.. and squishing...

    Definitely way too expensive, but a decent stadium. Nothing too great about it, but it gets the job done.

    I have to admit my opinion is biased from the fact that I watched an American football fan here and it felt like the crowd just wasn't the "same" as it is at a game in the US.

  • 3.0 star rating

    I know, I know. You hate Wembley. We all hate Wembley. It's been drilled into us. "It was way to expensive and the atmosphere is terrible!" you say. But then think of the alternative, travelling to Cardiff to see your team play in the final, or having to suffer the atmosphere at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium. It's then you realise that maybe Wembley isn't so bad.

    To begin with - there is NOTHING better (Stadium-wise) than approaching it by car, or train, and seeing that amazing view. Wembley, with it's big arch and shiny silverness, is unmissable -- you can't take your eyes away from it.

    And as any football fan will tell you (unless they're a West Ham fan and rarely get to visit), there is no better feeling than walking up 'Wembley Way' towards the stadium. This is a great walk. You and eighty thousand other people bustling through trying to make your way to the entrance. You will experience many strange things - like the mind-boggling confusion as to why anybody would queue for an hour to buy a horrid burger.

    As you enter the Stadium - it all feels a little too modern and corporate. Where are the thugs? Where is the smell of urine?. Don't these guys know anything about good Stadia?.

    But all is forgiven as you make your way to the gangway and up into the stands. At this point, it is revealed - Wembley Stadium. This is where England play. This is the home of homes. This is, truly, the home of football. And you feel it. It's magic.

    Wherever you sit, your view is fine. So don't worry about the cheap seats. You'll love it. But the problem that comes is the well documented one about atmosphere. There isn't one. I'm not sure why. Maybe people aren't singing. Or maybe there's something wrong with the acoustic set-up and there's a bunch of people living in the countryside near Scotland wondering why they can hear lots of football chanting, I don't know.

    That feeling you get at The Den, or at White Hart Lane - when the sound of passionate men screaming, singing and chanting courses through you - is entirely absent here. It feels more like a school trip where a bunch of kids are forced to sing church songs.

    Is it worth visiting? Of course it is. It's a bit too expensive, ticket-wise and especially food-wise, but it's Wembley. You kind of don't mind. But if you're not wanting to spend the big bucks to see a football match or to see a band play, then why not head over and see a tour? They're not too expensive and you get treated to the history of the Stadium, which is now more a feeling than a fact; because the true history of Wembley was lost when they knocked the original one down.

  • 5.0 star rating
    Listed in London

    I went to Wembley Stadium twice during my 3 month stay in England. I first went to the NFL Series Niners vs. Broncos. That was a lot of fun, because I missed watching football while being overseas. The tailgate before the game was fun, they even had a fake golden gate bridge when you enter the tailgate party! I met a lot of british people who had interest in American football, it was good really good experience.

    The 2nd time  I went to Wembley was for the Friendly match England vs. France. After seeing my friends get tickets on FA.com I decided to follow and get one ticket. It was amazing! I was row 2 right near the goal. I had good seats. It was fun to  watch soccer at Wembley.

  • 3.0 star rating
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    Well it's an icon isn't it. It's huge, impressive and actually manages to foster a fun and excitable atmosphere for the games they put on here - when it's full that is.

    The downsides are;

    It's a schlep to get here from Central London
    The prices for food and beer are outrageous
    Unless you're seated on the right side of the stadium, you choose to leave early or can outrun Usain Bolt, you're going to be queueing for quite some time to get back on the tube at Wembley Park.

    Not enough to put me off going to the games mind you, only I've been spoilt in the past by living in Cardiff and having the Millenium Stadium experience on a number of occasions. I think it might actually be quicker for me to get to the Millenium than to Wembley sometimes.

  • 3.0 star rating

    I was a massive fan of the old Wembley Stadium which set high standards which the new one doesn't quite live up to. That said, the fact that I witnessed one of the greatest games of recent times (Charlton 4-Sunderland 4 in a play-off final) and an Oasis concert might have given my visits a real sense of occasion, unlike my first experience of the new one, a drab friendly between England and USA.

    The stadium itself is nice enough. I like the fact that you can see the arch when approaching, it's not quite as grand as the twin towers but it is a good replacement. There are no pillars like the old stadium either which mean that everyone gets a good view and even the seats behind the goal are closer to the pitch. But the one thing which the new stadium doesn't have is the atmosphere. Even for a friendly game this was bad. It seemed like people couldn't be bothered with it. My mind did wonder during the game as at times I forgot I was watching the game in the stadium as opposed to the TV.

    Food and drink wise it is extortionate. I would strongly advise eating and having a drink before attending any event here. You can feed a whole group for the price of one at Wembley.

    For those who remember the old stadium, prepare to be disappointed. But even I have to concede that even though the stadium has lost some of its character, it has improved in some areas. Perhaps it needs a little time to achieve its own history and character before the atmosphere develops. We shall see.

    • Qype User theduc…
    • London
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    • 304 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    This is possibly the most amazing and beautiful venue I have ever been to watch a game of football. It comes at a price. It is is London (fantastic), it is not shared with any of the grounds of clubs in this football obsessed city (such as Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham, Chelsea, Fulham, Charlton et al) as it is our National Stadium. The home of England FA and the FA Cup final.

    Very expensive for tickets, espsically in 'Club Wembley' (please see seperate Qype review for the corporate seats) where we are talking thousands but the 90,000 capacity has made it quite easy to get England match tickets via thefa.com where you should subcribe in advance. Other tickets are sold by the Staduim or by the clubs involved. Expect to part with about £50 for a ticket and about £6 for a travelcard for transport to get there (which is still a nightmare and takes hours after modernisation), £5 for a programme and at least a tenner if you get hungrey.

    The photos posted are of me in the Stadium on its first event 'England U21s v Italy U21s in Spring 2007'

    • Qype User Timina…
    • Sydney, Australia
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    4.0 star rating

    The new Wembley Stadium is phenomenal.

    It's huge, certainly one of the biggest stadiums in the world. The architecture is amazing, and the giant load-bearing arch means that there are no columns or pillars required inside for support, thus no obstructed views. The seats are steep and high.

    Being on the concourse is like being in an airport, they're so huge and shiny. Toilets are plentiful, and - when I was there twice last summer, for Muse and Live Earth - still sparkling clean, with vases of flowers inside.

    There are plenty of helpful staff. Food and drink is plentifully available, although food is exorbitantly expensive (the smallest non-snack item is a cheeseburger at £7.50). Beers aren't as wildly expensive as you'd fear, though.

    Both times I was there I was in the Club Wembley area. This meant that I was under the north roof (although it didn't rain) in wider, cushioned seats that had padded armrests. Being in a cushioned seat rather than a hard plastic one is definitely worth it if you're going to be there for 7 hours, as I was for both my marathon concert events. There is a posh bar inside for people in the Club section, but it was closed for the two concerts I attended.

    I feel the same about Wembley as I feel about the O2: it's crappy that there are some events that you just can't see in a smaller venue, but if you have to go big, this is going big in style. I don't see how a 60,000-person venue could reasonably be made to be any more comfortable, clean, impressive, or useful.

    • Qype User Sian…
    • London
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    4.0 star rating

    Wow it's very big, isn't it? Realy really really big. I noticed just how big it was when I got bored of standing and found myself sat right in the middle of the stadium (impatiently waiting for The Foo Fighters who weren't due to turn up for another million hours).

    But aside from the fact that it's Wembley, is it that great? No actually. If I was reviewing the gig, the amazingness that is the Foo Fighters and how wonderful it was to be at the biggest gig ever, then this place would be scoring a five, but if we're just talking about the venue, I'm torn between a three and a four.

    A lot of the reviews are football based and actually, it would be amazing to watch a football match here. It's just not a gig venue. How they cram everyone in to the standing area is pretty horrid. Especialy when there's seats left. Haf of the stadium can't see anything. And depsite the fact the stage revolves, the Foos didn't spend much time revolving. I'd have been pretty pissed off if I'd have been right at the back of the seats seeing the back of the band. All night. But they did get the encore which was kinda nice.

    Oh, and the sound is pretty shit too. It's big. It echos. Small bands were getting lost in it's size - and when I say small bands, I'm actualy talking about Supergrass and wel, they're pretty great. But Wembley is too immense for them and they couldn't carry it off.

    But, it was Wembley. It was The Foos. It was Dave Grohl being wonderful and the best gig I've ever seen in my life. So for that, it can have another star.

    • Qype User mrmark…
    • Darlington
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    5.0 star rating

    The wembley stadium is one of the best I have seen. As modern Stadiums go it is up there with the best!
    The tour is great too.
    You get to go into the players dressing room and also get up in the Royal box

    Good stuff.

  • 3.0 star rating

    Wow mixed reviews or what!!!
    Well we didnt walk the walk from the tube...we parked for £15.00 it was money well spent...as it was a freezing night and between a few of us it was cheaper than the train.
    Its all singing ringing coloured lights etc outside and was well laid out.There are lots of bathrooms and bars...food and drink are at there normal rip off prices but not nealy as bad as they could have been.
    Overall we had a great time we could see the band just fine and they sounded great...good night had by all.

    • Qype User ra0212…
    • London
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    1.0 star rating

    I have not been to wembley since the new stadium has been built and do not intend to go anytime soon due to the extortionate prices!
    How can they expect working class families to take the kids out for an england match, you would amost need to re-mortgage the house in order to raise the money (just for the tickets). Then for food and drink Please do not get me started.
    The whole re-building saga as well is shocking, delay after delay, problem after problem and a sheer and utter waste of money.
    It is also tragic that the FA brought in an Aussie company to undertake the project who were inexperienced.

    • Qype User sootyw…
    • Northampton
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    4.0 star rating

    I've seen a few gigs here & have always been impressed with the sound, atmosphere & overall presentation.
    Access is good (by road or public transport), which never ceases to surprise considering it's location in North London.
    Drinks & food are a little overpriced, but I always accept this as part of the experience, & I imagine doesn't differ from similar venues.
    If arriving by train, note that Wembley Central station is 20-30 mins walk away, & the closest station is Wembley Park.

    • Qype User buster…
    • London
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    • 46 reviews
    1.0 star rating

    In another example of how England can waste tremendous amount of taxpayer money, deliver a piece of architecture years behind schedule & way over budget that has many structural and planning flaws, please welcome Wembley Arena to the mix (the Millenium Dome & Bridge among a long list of others).

    I went to Wembley for the NFL football match between the Giants & Dolphins - the stadium, while gorgeous from the distance as you exit the tube station, is soulless, lacking any charisma, and basically just a large concrete mausoleum. The roof was supposed to be retractable to close up for those rainy English days & nights, but alas it only closes partially. Oh, and by the way, those bits still leak, so many people had to put up with large drops of water & leaks despite being in covered seats.

    The concession stands are a joke - poorly organised, never enough food or staff, overpriced and of the lowest possible quality you can imagine. Staff working at the gates are clueless about entrances and access - basically this is a poorly constructed, poorly managed, overprices typical English enterprise. Just awful.

    Its amazing how in this day & age with so many millions of pounds invested, time & consulting fees, the degree of ineptitude on display. Only fitting that the England manager that christened this shambolic stadium was in fact the shambolic Steve McLaren.

    I will stay away from this place if possible.

    • Qype User riccar…
    • London
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    • 50 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Wembley is immense, don't get me wrong but having been to every game and sat in almost all the sections you have to be warned there there's more atmosphere on Jupiter than the upper tiers and as for Club Wembley seats well don't get me started, they spend half their time inside watching it on TV and sipping Cava.

    The only place to sit is in the singing section to be honest, always a good atmosphere views aren't bad and it's the only place with any passion - seats cost about £55 - 60 but are worth it.

    If it didn't look so good I'd say get rid of the 60,000 seats from club Wembley up!

    • Qype User BearBe…
    • London
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    • 152 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    It's to Norman Foster's credit that he resisted the calls of traditionalists to retain the old twin towers and build a completely new stadium on this famous site. The old Wembley was overrated anyway and this modern facility is a huge improvement. The facilities are far better and the views of the pitch are excellent.

    My first visit there was for an American Football game and the atmosphere at it was great. Much better, in fact, than at the old Wembley.

  • 4.0 star rating

    I've been to Wembley Stadium on numerous occasions since it was re-built including international football games, concerts, exhibition events (including the race of champions), for work conferences and I've even had a short tour of the place.

    The overwhelming impression I've had is that it's a massive place. Too large to ever feel intimate with whatever is going on in the centre it certainly has got sufficient facilities to deal with all the tens of thousands of visitors to the venue. Having said that its also quite an attractive stadium and of course how can anyone miss the arches that can bee seen clear across West London.

    I'm impressed with all the toilets dotted around and even when there are large queues these tend to move pretty quickly and are free-flowing. There are also food and drinks stalls but, not to be unexpected I guess, these tend to be quite over-priced.

    The only problem I've ever had with visiting Wembley Stadium is getting away at the end. It can take up to an hour to get on to a train and sometimes, if like the Madonna concert, things run overtime there is a huge risk you'll be stuck out in the middle of nowhere and an expensive taxi ride ahead of you to get home.

  • 4.0 star rating

    My first ever trip to Wembley Stadium was to see the England v Switzerland Euro 2012 Qualifier.

    Even after being very squashed on the underground by some merry football fans, I was excited to step out of Wembley Park station and see the staduims arch in front of me.

    The atmosphere inside was electric as the sun shone through the open roof. The new Stadium is truly is an amazing feat of engineering. With a full capacity of over 85,000 the sound is an incredible 360 degree experience.

    The match itself was a typical England affair, with Switzerland fairing better for most of the game. The final score of 2-2 didn't really reflex the game play but both sets of fans seemed happy enough as they started the long walk back to the station.

    I am sad that I never went to see a game at the original Wembley Stadium before it got rebuilt but I have to say, whether you are a football fan or not, it is a rather impressive building to spend an afternoon in.


  • 4.0 star rating

    First time to Wembley Stadium this weekend for a Heineken Cup group game between Saracens vs Toulouse. Attendance reached just over 61,000 a record in England good atmosphere the stadium itself is designed very well to keep the whole crowd dry. Couldn't have been easier to get there from the station-Wembley park I believe it is. The only thing is it took longer than usual to filter out after full whistle blew.

    • Qype User tiddly…
    • Coventry, West Midlands
    • 26 friends
    • 64 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    Well they are right Wembley is huge! I went to watch England v Germany. I am a member of England fans so got £5 off my ticket price, opted for the £40 ticket (paid £35). Big mistake! I can believe how high up I was, There was about 4 rows of seats behind me!
    I used a lift up to the seating levels, then on escalators up 5 levels and then I had to climb about another 30 steps and I have breathing problems!
    The players looked like ants, I would advise you not to go for the cheap seats if your going. I never had any food there, no way was I climbing back down those stairs.

    • Qype User smithl…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 51 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    The new Stadium is most certainly impressive, with an arch that can be seen from most of London. It is larger than the original stadium, and is definitely a sight to behold.

    The strong advice is to bring your own food if you go - be prepared for a long wait, poor service, and extortionate prices (£8 for a burger, fries and coke). Take a lunch box, and this will not be a problem, leaving you free to enjoy the event and the view.

    Overall - Great view, impressive build, very clean. Some teething problems, which will probably be sorted. Great transport access, excellent acoustics. But bring your own food and drinks.

    • Qype User madbo…
    • Helmsdale, Highland
    • 3 friends
    • 61 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Wembley stadium was on a mission impossible to please fans from the very start. How do you replace an iconic stadium?

    The answer of course is you don't. The very reason the former wembley was iconic was because of its history. The only way the new ground and its arch will become iconic is through the passing of time. I wonder what people will be typing about it on qype in 2098?

    Will people even care that it was opened later than planned in 10 years time? I doubt it.

    As for the stadium itself - i'll review it only for what it was intended. I'm sure as a music gig venue it is much too large. For football its a dream, it is massive and very comfortable with spacious walkways and excellent views from all seating.

    Of course there is a downside - the pricing is absolutely horrendous. That goes from match tickets to the food.

    £8 for a Burger? I think not!

    • Qype User edhaye…
    • Bristol
    • 3 friends
    • 53 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Judging Wembley Stadium purely as a sports stadium, I am sure it is unsurpassed. From the moment you enter the arena (especially in the higher tiers) you are blown away by the size and the majesty of the place. I thought the Millennium Stadium would be as good as it got in the UK, but Wembley takes it to another level - it is unbelievable.

    And for watching football it is phenomenal. I've seen Euro qualifiers, World Cup qualifiers and Play Off Finals in the ground, from different areas (side of the pitch, behind the goal, low and high tiers), and from each the view was outstanding. A sea-change from the bad old days at old Wembley.

    The inevitable criticism is with the cost. Although match tickets are well priced (England games at £25 compares well with club matches at worse stadia) the extras (especially food) are steep to say the least (although hardly different from other top level football).

    • Qype User khy8…
    • Redhill, Surrey
    • 9 friends
    • 86 reviews
    5.0 star rating

    I came here for a small event and have to say its a great place to visit. The stadium was not as big as i initially first thought it would be, but it looks amazing.

    Coming out of the underground and walking towards it makes you feel better every step you get closer.

    The facilities inside the stadium are excellent and the security is very tight, this place is a must see for everyone

    • Qype User Lee_Ro…
    • London
    • 58 friends
    • 82 reviews
    4.0 star rating

    Ive seen a few big bands here like Pearl Jam and Depeche Mode and both times I was totally blown away

    A massive venue for a band, still managed to feel like a really friendly environment.....well worth it

    • Qype User Leen8…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 58 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    Not bad for a large scale venue. We got lost a few times but staff were helpful enough.

    The only thing that annoyed me was how long the queue to the cloakroom was. We waited in line for an hour only to find there was only one person working there, in what appeared to be a cupboard. They ran out of hangers so everyone had to throw their stuff in plastic bags, which were then thrown in the cupboard. We missed half the support act, and decided to leave early to avoid the cloakroom rush.

    The gig was great (we went to see Pendulum). The lasers and sound system added to the experience. We were slightly put off by constantly being offered drugs which i guess could be avoided if spot searches were carried out.

    Drinks were extortionate at £3 for a bottle of water!

    Overall, i would only go if there was someone i really wanted to see, had no baggage, and felt like getting high.

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