Wembley gains increase in event capacity

Wembley Stadium has been granted permission to host an additional nine non-sporting events, such as concerts, at full capacity each year.

The 90,000-capacity London stadium will be allowed to put on 46 events over the course of a year after Brent Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the proposals.

The move means the number of non-sporting events will rise to a maximum of 24 annually, alongside 22 sports fixtures. However, the 22 matches exclude UEFA European Championship or FIFA World Cup football matches where England or the UK is a host nation.

The council also gave permission for Wembley Stadium to host an additional three sporting events each year if they replace two non-sporting ones.

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