09 March 2007
Today Multiplex handed over the keys of Wembley Stadium, Britains most important sports and entertainments venue, to The FA. Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL) will begin preparations for several public events to test the new facilities. Almost four times the height of the original stadium and with 90,000 seats, the new Wembley Stadium is the largest covered football stadium in the world, and will provide unparalleled twenty-first century facilities for future generations of sports and music fans.
A Community Day on March 17 will give local Brent residents a chance to appraise the new facilities, followed by an England Under-21 International match against Italy on March 24. Both events anticipate a General Safety Certificate from the London Borough of Brent that is required before the FA Cup Final on May 19.
Notes to editors:
Tickets for the England Under-21 match are £10, Family Enclosure tickets are £10 for adults / £5 for children (Under 16) and disabled supporters £10.
Public sale will start at 3pm on Monday, 12 March, 2007. The hotline is 0870 902 0005 and website ticketing.thefa.com <http://www.ticketing.thefa.com/> There is a strict limit of four tickets per person. Disabled tickets will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday, 13 March, 2007. The hotline is 0845 458 1966.
All tickets subject to availability and a one-off transaction fee. All tickets issued subject to the terms and conditions of The Football Association.
For more information please contact
Lucy Cotton at WNSL,
E Lucy.Cotton@wnsl.co.uk T 020 8795 9696
For further information please contact:
Partner, Head of Communications
Foster + Partners
T +44 (0)20 7738 0455
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