With a span of 317 m 1040 ft the arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world and is 134 m 440 ft above the level of the external concourse and is designed not to cast a shadow.
Fully closed wembley stadium roof.
Wembley s current roof moves only to allow greater sunshine and air movement to aid the growth of the pitch exposing the stands at the eastern and western ends of the stadium.
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The stadium hosted the 2011 champions league final between barcelona and manchester united 3 1 and two years later the 2013 champions league final between bayern munich and borussia dortmund 2 1.
For the majority of event days at wembley stadium the roof is in its fully closed position lined up with the touchlines leaving the seats.
During concerts if you have standing tickets on the pitch you will be open to the elements.
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Even though the roof does not completely close it does cover every seat in the stadium which makes wembley the largest fully covered stadium in the world.
The faults in a roof built in 2007 first became obvious in 2013 when the sealant on the metal roof.
It was revealed last night that wembley s retractable roof will take 40 minutes longer to close than originally planned despite initial plans stating that the roof for the new stadium would take.
It sits 52 metres above the playing surface and can move forwards and backwards enough to cover the.
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As you can see it does not cover the pitch and if rain is falling at an angle some guests in level 1 seating may get wet.
View of wembley stadium s roof from pitch level.
Wembley needs significant repairs to its roof that could take at least 10 years to complete.
Unlike cardiff s millennium stadium the retractable roof at wembley does not cover the entire pitch.
According to the official website of wembley stadium.
The roof at wembley is partially retractable and can be moved but doesn t cover the pitch.