World class football for less at the Wembley Stadium Family Enclosure
The new Wembley Stadium opened in London in 2007 on the site of the older stadium which had been the home of English football since 1923. The new stadium is instantly recognisable by a huge arching structure which forms part of the world’s longest unsupported roof and is used to ensure that events go ahead even during the wettest weather the country has to offer. It is the second largest stadium in Europe beaten in terms of capacity only by the Camp Nou in Spain (FC Barcelona’s home ground).
As with many stadia around the world Wembley Stadium can be reconfigured to hold different and non-sporting events but to football fans around the world it is simply the new home of English football – and a spectacular new home at that. For British football teams that succeed in the main national contests like the FA Cup Final Football League Cup Final and the FA Community Shield the chance to play at Wembley can be the highlight of a professional football career – it really does mean that much to them. It is also the venue for a number of international friendly matches and a regular season American football game
Attendance at world class football matches does not come cheap but Wembley Stadium has the perfect solution for families who want to enjoy the Wembley experience at a discounted rate. The Wembley Family Enclosure offers excellent value for money with discounted tickets and being a family area you have the added security of knowing that your children will be welcome and secure from the rowdiest behaviour of over-enthusiastic football fans in the rest of the stadium.
The Family Enclosure allows up to six adults to attend with two children so the family doesn’t have to split up and watch the game from different parts of the stadium. Adult ticket prices for the Family Enclosure are £30 which is at least 33% lower than a standard adult ticket and the child tickets come in at just £10 each. Your discounted ticket rates are only valid within the Family Enclosure and the child rates apply to children aged under 16 years old. You can buy tickets for the Wembley Family Enclosure from the FA (Football Association) the NFL UK (for American Football) and from Ticketmaster. Tickets will sell-out quickly so check out the Wembley Stadium website well in advance of your visit.
Wembley Stadium is served by three London Underground lines stopping either at Wembley Park Station or Wembley Central Station (at which two over ground railway services also stop). Four major bus routes stop at the stadium and if you choose to drive the venue has two huge car parks (although pre-booking for the car park is also advisable). As you would expect for a major modern football stadium the facilities are excellent and there is no shortage of places to buy food and other refreshments.
Whether you are a footy-mad family already or introducing the kids to the experience of a live football match for the first time the Wembley Family Enclosure will make for a truly memorable day out. Painted faces and silly wigs are de rigueur for kids in the Family Enclosure and practice your football chants where the pronunciation is always “Wem-ber-ley” and “En-ger-land”.