WEM­B­LEY STA­DIUM NORTH LON­DON

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CA­PAC­ITY: 90,000 NOR­MAL USE: Home of Eng­land Football POP­U­LA­TION OF LON­DON: 8.5 mil­lion NORTH LON­DON IS FA­MOUS FOR..? Cam­den Mar­kets, The Jam and Hamp­stead Heath.

RWC GAMES

NEW ZEALAND V AR­GENTINA // IRE­LAND V RO­MA­NIA

Wem­b­ley is a sta­dium that most peo­ple in the Western world have heard of. It has been around for ever – un­der­go­ing a mas­sive re­con­struc­tion in 2007. Re-de­signed by Sir Nor­man Foster, the sta­dium has re­tained an iconic feel. It has hosted just about ev­ery sport and has a long and rich history with rugby league and rugby. Wales used Wem­b­ley as their home in 1998 and 1999 when the Mil­len­nium Sta­dium was be­ing built and Eng­land have also used it as their home ground dur­ing Twick­en­ham’s many de­vel­op­ments. The All Blacks test against Ar­gentina there will set a record for the high­est at­ten­dance at a rugby match.

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