Empire Stadium, at Wembley

Empire Stadium, the original Wembley Stadium, was a football stadium in Wembley Park, London. It was first opened in 1923 and was built by Sir Robert McAlpine for the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. It became famous for hosting the Football Association Cup, the League Cup, the Challenge Cup, and the 1948 Summer Olympics. It also hosted concerts, including the 1985 Live Aid Concert.


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Timeline of Events Associated with Empire Stadium, at Wembley

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28 Apr 1923

Football Association Cup Final in Wembley Stadium

Wembley at night croppedOn 28 April 1923, the Football Association Cup Final occurred between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers. This was the first public event ever held in the Empire Stadium, at Wembley. The stadium, completed in April 1923, was the physical and conceptual focal point of the British Empire Exhibition. Image: “Wembley By Night,” in Donald Maxwell, Wembley in Colour (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1924), 101. Collection of the author.

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