Wembley Stadium and Getty Images have collaborated to create a first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing over a century of historic events and memories at the national stadium.
Documenting the unparalleled history of the venue, the exhibition – which opens today and is free as part of the Wembley Tour, and on event days for Club Wembley members and their guests – features over 100 images from Getty Images’ extensive content bank documenting world-famous events, such as the London 1948 Olympics, 1966 FIFA World Cup, Live Aid in 1985 and even the original stadium’s construction in 1923.
Icons from the world of sports and entertainment also feature prominently, with shots of electrifying Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, daredevil Evil Knieval, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and England World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst all on show.
“Over the years Wembley Stadium has played host to many of the world’s most famous entertainers, all of whom have inspired audiences and created memories that will last a lifetime, which made selecting the images to include in the gallery incredibly difficult. The exhibition features some of the most iconic moments not only from entertainment in Britain but anywhere in the world, and we’re incredibly proud to allow fans of all ages to relive these today.” – Melvin Benn, Chairman at Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Over the years Wembley Stadium has hosted a huge and diverse variety of international events, reaffirming its position as the most iconic and versatile stadium in the world. Since 1923, Wembley Stadium has played host to two Olympic Games, the 1966 FIFA World Cup, the Rugby League World Cup 2013 Semi-Finals, Live Aid in 1985, five European Cup Finals, two Champions League Finals, a series of NFL and boxing matches, baseball games and concerts from iconic bands and musicians including Eminem, Queen, Muse, the Foo Fighters, Take That and The Killers.
A Century of Wembley Memories Exhibition in association with Getty Images is open now and is free as part of the Wembley Stadium Tour and to Club Wembley members on event days. For more information on Wembley Tours, clicky.
Pictured Top: The Wembley collection by Getty Images.