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What's on at Wembley Stadium? Matches, gigs, NFL & events

  • March 29, 2019
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The ‘Home of Football’ is a dynamic venue, capable of hosting a number of different sports and events

Wembley is one of the most iconic venues in football, having staged so many of the game’s memorable moments.

The hallowed turf has witnessed a World Cup final and a European Championship final, as well as hundreds of FA Cup and League Cup finals, with plenty of historic results occurring over the years.

Other sports have been played at Wembley over the years too, with rugby and boxing events being held there, while American Football has become increasingly popular in the 21st century.

While sport has naturally figured prominently, the stadium is also a regular venue for some of the biggest acts in the music industry. 

So if you fancy paying a visit to England’s ‘Home of Football’, Goal brings you everything you need to know about what’s on and when.

Once you’ve decided what you want to see at Wembley, the next step is deciding how to get there and there are plenty of transport options available.

If you opt to travel by train , the stadium is connected to two London Underground stations: Wembley Park station (Metropolitan and Jubilee lines) and Wembley Central (Bakerloo line). 

London Overground and National Rail (Chiltern) services are also available from the Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium Station respectively.

National Express provides a coach service for Wembley and is the stadium’s official partner for coach travel. Local Metroline  bus routes which go towards Wembley include numbers 18, 83, 92 and 224.

Wembley Stadium is described as a public transport destination, with limited parking, and thus driving by car is generally not advised. However, should you wish to drive by car you should try to book parking to avoid disappointment on arrival.

For the active among us, Wembley is also a bicycle friendly venue and there is parking available near the north-east corner of the stadium, beside the Green Car Park.

Wembley’s chief function is to serve as a venue for football matches, so it’s no surprise to see that games figure prominently in the calendar.

Not only does the stadium host England’s international matches, it has also been the temporary home of Premier League club Tottenham while they await the completion of their new stadium.

Spurs will soon move into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but they will play at Wembley until the end of December at least, with the likes of Manchester City as well as PSV and Inter visiting the London venue.

Gareth Southgate’s England will complete their UEFA Nations League group commitments in November against Croatia and they will warm up for that game with a friendly against the USA.

Wembley will also play host to a number of competition finals in 2019, including the FA Cup and Carabao Cup, as well as the various Football League play-off deciders.

You can see the upcoming football matches scheduled for Wembley Stadium in the table below.

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Date Fixture / Event Competition
Oct 29, 2018 Tottenham vs Man City Premier League
Nov 6, 2018 Tottenham vs PSV Champions League
Nov 15, 2018 England vs USA Friendly
Nov 18, 2018 England vs Croatia Nations League
Nov 24, 2018 Tottenham vs Chelsea Premier League
Nov 25, 2018 The EE Wembley Cup 2018 Wembley Cup
Nov 28, 2018 Tottenham vs Inter Champions League
Dec 5, 2018 Tottenham vs Southampton Premier League
Dec 15, 2018 Tottenham vs Burnley Premier League
Dec 26, 2018 Tottenham vs Bournemouth Premier League
Dec 29, 2018 Tottenham vs Wolves Premier League
Feb 24, 2019 TBC vs TBC Carabao Cup final
Mar 31, 2019 TBC vs TBC Checkatrade Trophy final
Apr 6, 2019 TBC vs TBC Men’s FA Cup semi-final
Apr 7, 2019 TBC vs TBC Men’s FA Cup semi-final
May 4, 2019 TBC vs TBC Women’s FA Cup final
May 11, 2019 TBC vs TBC National League promotion final
May 18, 2019 TBC vs TBC Men’s FA Cup final
May 19, 2019 TBC vs TBC FA Vase final
May 19, 2019 TBC vs TBC FA Trophy final
May 25, 2019 TBC vs TBC League Two play-off final
May 26, 2019 TBC vs TBC League One play-off final
May 27, 2019 TBC vs TBC Championship play-off final

Some of the most iconic musicians in the world have played at Wembley Stadium over the years.

As well as being the stage for Live Aid in 1985, which saw the likes of Queen, David Bowie, The Who and U2 perform, Wembley has been a popular venue for bands such as Genesis, The Rolling Stones and Oasis.

Other acts to play gigs at Wembley include Madonna, Foo Fighters, AC/DC and Metallica, while in more recent times, the stage has been graced by stars such as Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna.

Among those set to play in 2019 are Eagles, Pink, Bon Jovi and Billy Joel. You can see the upcoming gigs below.

Date Artist / Event Tickets
Jun 16, 2019 Fleetwood Mac Ticketmaster
Jun 21, 2019 Bon Jovi (w/ Manic Street Preachers) Ticketmaster
Jun 22, 2019 Billy Joel Ticketmaster
Jun 23, 2019 Eagles Ticketmaster
Jun 29, 2019 Pink Ticketmaster
Jun 30, 2019 Pink Ticketmaster

Wembley Stadium hosted the first regular season NFL game outside of North America – and the first in Europe – when the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins faced off at the venue in 2007.

Since then, American Football contests have become much more frequent at the stadium as the popularity of the NFL International Series expands.

Some of NFL’s biggest teams have taken to the field at Wembley, including the New England Patriots, the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks.

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