Soccer - Wembley Stadium
A graphic of how Wembley Stadium will look following a 500, 000 refit. More than half a million pounds will be spent on re-building Wembley into a national super stadium. Large engineering alterations and improvements, which are schedualled to be completed by spring 1963, will transform the stadium into the only arena in the world affording covered stands and terraces for 100, 000 spectators. The three main projects in the face-lift are an entirely new roof covering the whole of the spectator accommodation, a new press gallery (designed to accommodate 250 persons) and the erection of a television gallery and Eurovision Centre. The new roof will be aluminium sheeting, a unique feature of which is the inner 36ft perimeter constructed of translucent fibre sheeting, allowing maximum daylight to the playing field, the first of it's kind in the country. The Press gallery, 300ft in length will be suspended beneath the roof on the North side. Other altercations will improve the Royal Box and special enclosures, Wembley's Long Bar, recognised as the second largest of it's kind in the world, is to be completely re-fashioned with modern lounges and fittings.
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