Item description for Wembley Stadium: Venue of Legends by Patrick Barclay...
How England's most beloved football stadium was transformed into the world's largest and most versatile of its kind.
"Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over ... it is now!" Or at least it is for the old Wembley. With its spectacular 133-meter-high arch dramatically illuminating the night skyline, London has a new icon: the new Wembley Stadium. Designed by Norman Foster and HOK architects, the new stadium is almost 4 times the height of the original, covering twice the area, with 90,000 seats, a partially retractable roof, and state-of-the-art spectator comforts. It is the largest and most sophisticated football stadium in the world.
Drawing from a treasure chest of striking archive images, Wembley Stadium: National Icon tells the fascinating stories of the old and the new stadium. For nearly eighty years the old Wembley Stadium was the epicenter of Britain's greatest sporting and entertainment achievements. From the White Horse to Geoff Hurst's World Cup hat trick, this collectors item takes readers to all the cup finals and internationals, culminating in exclusive coverage of the 2007 FA Cup Final--the first major football event in the new stadium.
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