Wembley Stadium Ground Guide

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
I wouldnt ever recommend going by coach unless you absolutely have to. Not unless you want to spend 2 hours after the game sitting in it and not going anywhere. Very accessible by train, we usually go via Wembley Park, which gives you that chance to enjoy walking down Wembley Way as you come out, which I suppose is an essential part of a day at Wembley.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
N/A

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
Views are perfect all round. Ive sat in the lower tier 3 times and the front of the upper tier once.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
They're usually fine.

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
Never ate in the ground. Have you seen the prices?

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
It is very good for atmosphere to be fair, even with that horrible corporate middle tier.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
The Met usually employ a pub split, so you can only go in specific pubs depending on which end of the ground you've been allocated. They get packed as well. Just as easy sometimes going to the pub elsewhere and then taking the Tube to the ground, or just getting some in an off license and enjoying the atmosphere outside! Plenty of places nearby to eat too, and although they are pricey, the pies they sell at the stalls on Wembley Way are absolutely lovely.

Overall Score Out of 10?
A trip to Wembley is usually all about the occasion, and I think it fits that. I never went to the old one, but I do think this one does a job of being a grand national stadium.
9/10
 

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Been to the New Wembley twice, and I would never eat or drink there. I got off the tube 3-4 stops away, cheaper and much less crowded (Rayners Lane JDW)
 

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When we went last time we went to Baker Street pre-match, a much better idea as it's not far and there is lots of things to do.
 

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The atmosphere at Wembley is dreadful for England games. Lots of mexican waves and selfie sticks.

It was slightly better at the last game, but it still needs improvement.
 

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I think Wembley gets a lot of unfair stick about atmosphere. The only time I've been let down by the atmosphere was the community shield this year....although I shouldn't have expected much considering the occasion.
 

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Can anyone recommend good pubs within Wembley's radius? Doesn't matter how far out, provided they're not crap. Not a fan of the showy miniature Wetherspoons and carvery affairs. Nearest pub to Wembley that's tolerable. Anyone?
 

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Can anyone recommend good pubs within Wembley's radius? Doesn't matter how far out, provided they're not crap. Not a fan of the showy miniature Wetherspoons and carvery affairs. Nearest pub to Wembley that's tolerable. Anyone?
Green Man
 

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc)
About as easy as getting to London gets, drive wise. Follow the M1 to its terminus then trickle down the North Circular Road. Then of course the tube, as described by previous posters. The main thing is trying to park really, as it's obviously extortionate in and around the area. Everywhere nearby is aware of the clamour for parking, and combined with being in London it's hard to avoid... We parked at Harrow-on-the-Hill tube and took an obligatory trip to Wembley Park from there, which wasn't really any cheaper than any other means.

If Applicable, How is Parking Near The Ground?
NO

Based on Where You Were Sat, How Was the View?
Excellent from the second tier behind the nets. I'd always seen pictures and it felt like the pitch would be like studying the back of an ant's arse the distance you'd be away from it. Nope, perfectly decent. And of course the size of it is rather dazzling, with great views of practically everywhere else around the stadium.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Were on our case whenever we stood up for an exciting moment. We were back row anyway, so it was definitely the typical jobsworth fare. Naturally let sections of the ground booked full of standing fans to stand as they never dare implement these rules where it might actually have a 0.0001% chance of being dangerous. Stewards gon' stew.

If You Ate at The Ground, How Would You Rate the Food?
The whole place honked of pizzas. They didn't look too bad. £6.80 if you want half of one. Your funeral.

How Was The Atmosphere At The Ground, From Both Sets of Supporters? Does the Stadium Hold the Noise?
We're a bit unaccustomed to getting a chant going across 100 yards of Shaymen and couldn't keep a beat going, so stuck to the loud and simple ones. Grimsby did a few of the "FISH!" classic, we did a lot of "Ayo Shaymen" and "Stand up if you love the Town" as well as smaller pockets of the usual repertoire. Incredibly cheery atmosphere though, shouty with plenty of horns and clappers.

How Are the Pubs and Local Attractions in The Local Area?
We avoided all the allotted pubs near the ground as I prefer a pub to be relaxing nine times out of ten. Scouted out the Castle, in Harrow-on-the-Hill to the west. An old town above the outer London sprawl, beautiful place with air full of honeysuckle, crawling with shall we say selectively-bred Harrovian pupils. Pricey but that's the part of the world: the place was friendly, sunny, well set up and the food was good going. Went to a cheap desi buffet in Harrow called Sakoni's after the game, filled up with some spicy noodles that gave me slight complaints during my Highway Design & Analysis exam this morning but they were class.

Overall Score Out of 10?
Never wanted to visit Wembley until the Shaymen got there. In that sense I'd always felt I was stubbornly denying myself a visit to our third national ground (after the Shay and Gigg Lane). Glad I broke my maidenhead yesterday though, completely worth it. There haven't been 10,000 people visit the Shay itself for 36 years, so to have 10,000 Shaymen most of whom were making a 400-mile round trip, wandering around kitted out in blue glad rags, singing, smiling and enjoying an historical victory—really, it was a great feeling to get into the final but the whole Wembley thing had a vague mystique—I didn't know we could have a day so good, post-relegation, bumping into Haligonians in London who you haven't seen for years, and though I was never cynical I had no expectations and predictions. Brother came over from Germany, sister made a surprise showing, Parisian cousin, splendid.
 

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How Easy Was The Ground to Get To (from the station, by car, etc) The main thing is trying to park really, as it's obviously extortionate in and around the area. Everywhere nearby is aware of the clamour for parking, and combined with being in London it's hard to avoid... We parked at Harrow-on-the-Hill tube and took an obligatory trip to Wembley Park from there, which wasn't really any cheaper than any other means.

How Were The Stewards on The Day?
Were on our case whenever we stood up for an exciting moment. We were back row anyway, so it was definitely the typical jobsworth fare. Naturally let sections of the ground booked full of standing fans to stand as they never dare implement these rules where it might actually have a 0.0001% chance of being dangerous. Stewards gon' stew.
You would be surprised about the parking prices around Wembley, i got parked for a fiver in some business premises.
(After i'd already paid £15 online to park in a carpark i could not access)!

And we stood up the whole game and no stewards said a word at the East side.

This was for the play off final by the way, didn't go to the Trophy final.
 

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We park for free just past the Preston Road tube station when you exit the event restricted area and take the 25 minute walk to Wembley Way, not too bad a walk really.
 

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