WEMBLEY STADIUM GREATEST EVENT

Wembley Stadium has launched the ultimate stadia fan competition to win exclusive access to a Club Wembley VIP box for 20 people to watch England take on World Cup finalists Holland this August.

All you need to do is pick your greatest Wembley event and register online to be in with a chance of winning. With 25 legendary events going head to head to be crowned the venue’s greatest ever it is the ultimate clash of the titans.

From Queen’s show-stealing performance at Live Aid; to Muse and the Foo Fighters headlining at the home of football; Henry Cooper knocking down a young Cassius Clay; Michael Jackson’s record breaking ‘Bad’ tour; Martin Offiah’s spectacular solo try in the Challenge Cup Final; and Evil Knievel’s dare devil attempt to jump the length of 13 buses.

The shortlist has been brought to life online where fans can see photos and footage from each event as well as accessing exclusive interviews from the people who took centre stage. The winning event will receive a dedicated installation within the ground ensuring that it has a permanent place in Wembley’s rich history and fans’ hearts.

Stuart Pearce, whose penalty for England against Spain in Euro 1996 and the resulting celebration is shortlisted, said of his goal: "The memories of Turin weren’t even in my mind that day at Wembley because when I was walking up to take the kick I knew that the whole stadium and country were behind me.

"Usually the stadium and the noise is a blur, but not on that day at Wembley. The celebration was spontaneous and that photograph of me in the aftermath of the penalty is still the one I’m asked to sign by fans," he added.

On the shortlist revealed today there are some outstanding contenders for the title which will be decided online at www.wembleystadium.com/greatestevent. Everyone who votes and signs up online for the Wembley newsletter will be rewarded with a kids go free offer on the Wembley Stadium Tour (terms and conditions apply) allowing them to see where their magical moment happened. One lucky winner will also receive a memorable day at Wembley Stadium when they enjoy exclusive access to a Club Wembley VIP box for 20 people to watch England take on World Cup finalists Holland this August.

The Wembley Greatest Event vote kicks off another massive summer of entertainment which includes the UEFA Champions League, FA Cup Final and the sold out Take That Progress Live tour.

Posted on 03/05/2011