Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London
Photograph taken March 1999 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 18315/07

Pictured shortly before its closure in 2000, Wembley Stadium was built as part of the British Empire Exhibition and was opened by George V on the 24rd April 1924. Built at a cost of £750,000, the stadium was completed in just 300 days. Perhaps the single most significant change to its structure came in 1963, when the distinctive glass and aluminium roof was added