England captain Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup after beating Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final *AFP photo
England captain Bobby Moore lifts the World Cup after beating Germany 4-2 in the 1966 final *AFP photo

Nahki Wells and his Bradford City teammates are about to play the biggest game of their lives in one of world’s most famous sports venues, Wembley Stadium.

Here are 10 things you might want to know about the iconic football stadium, as our man Wells prepares to take on Swansea in tomorrow’s Capital One Cup final:

1. The old Wembley, also known as the Twin Towers, staged the 1966 World Cup Final when England beat Germany 4-2 after extra time (the one and only time England won the cup). The game featured what became arguably the most famous line in football commentary, when Geoff Hurst scored late as fans started to spill onto the pitch. The BBC’s Kenneth Wolstenholme exclaimed: ‘They think it’s all over! It is now!’

2. The record attendance at the new stadium is 89,874 for the FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City on May 17, 2008. Record attendance for the old Wembley was 126,047 for the Bolton v West Ham FA Cup Final on April 28, 1923.

3. The stadium has 2,618 toilets, more than any other venue in the world.

4. The original Wembley Stadium was built in 1923 and located in the Borough of Brent in London. It was demolished in 2003 but its replacement was built on the same site.

5. The new Wembley was completed in 2007 and seats 90,000 people, making it the second largest stadium in Europe.

6. The signature features of the stadium include a retractable roof and a 440-foot arch that has a 1,040 foot span.

7. As well as the Capital One final, Wembley hosts the FA Cup final and often plays hosts to the final stages of major cup competitions for the Football Association. It hosted the 2011 UEFA Champion League Final and last year hosted the football finals of the London Olympics.

8. The stadium also plays hosts for big music events such as Live Earth and the Concert for Diana. In 1985, 72,000 fans attended the Live Aid concert (at the old stadium) for famine relief in Ethiopia.

9. Wembley serves as England’s national stadium and is the only home ground used by England’s national football team.

10. Wembley also hosts non-football sporting events such as International Rugby League and the American National Football League’s International Series.