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So was Wembley the site of the 1948 Games?  I mean there are so many planned stadia and name changes that I can't keep up.  So it's being updated - upgraded?  I thought it had the arches?  Where are they now?   :rolleyes:

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So was Wembley the site of the 1948 Games?  I mean there are so many planned stadia and name changes that I can't keep up.  So it's being updated - upgraded?  I thought it had the arches?  Where are they now?   :rolleyes:

Old Wembley with twin towers (hosted in 1948)

stadium_29-10-02.jpg

has been knocked down completely and replaced by...

New Wembley with arch (coming along nicely, will host football in 2012)

stadium101005full.jpg

:cool:

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Demolished, bit by bit, although I think someone had the option of buying them for a £1 each, but it would have cost millions to transport them in their entirity.  I've not researched the net, for an exact answer, because I'm too lazy.  And we all know the net tells us everything we need to know ;)

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There was talk at one stage of them being moved to the National Football Museum in Preston, but nothing came of it.

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wow great pictures, when is the stadium due to be finished

Around March next year. It will then host small test events to make sure everything is working ok and is safe. It will hopefully be open properly for next year's FA Cup Final in May.

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Saturday May 13th. What a day that will be.

I, for one, can't wait!!!  Should be fab, with all the coverage on TV and in the papers.  I'm sure they will mention the Oympics in 2012 as well, which will be great as they keep it in the public's mind then!  The more we keep mentioning the Olympics, the more we get more TV programmes and whatnot pushing ,not just sport that is already popular, but less popular ones as well.  It all goes towards getting young people interested in sport and future gold medal winners and that all elusive 4th sport and higher!!!!   :laughlong:

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Assuming it happens of course. Doubts now seem to be emerging over whether it will be ready.

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What happened with the two white towers in front of the old stadium? It had two plaquettes with the Olympic champions of 1948 on it.

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