WEMBLEY STADIUM APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN

Melvin Benn has been named as the new chairman of Wembley Stadium after replacing David Bernstein, who was appointed FA chairman earlier this year.

Benn has been a non-executive director of the Wembley Board since July 2008 is delighted with the new role:  "The stadium is going from strength to strength and 2011 promises to be another fantastic year. I look forward to a close working relationship with the management team at Wembley."

The appointment follows an NFL announcement earlier this week that the league will play another regular season game at Wembley this year – their fifth consecutive match since the venue re-opened in 2007. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the designated home team against the Chicago Bears on Sunday 23 October at 6pm GMT.‪

Wembley Stadium managing director Roger Maslin added: "Melvin has great experience in staging the best in entertainment events. I look forward to working with him to further the progress Wembley Stadium has made in being the ultimate venue for the fans, the sports men and women and the artists that grace this fantastic stadium."

As well as staging The FA Cup Final, Champions League Final and England’s crucial Euro qualifier against Switzerland this summer, Wembley will host a record-breaking eight nights of Take That in July.‪

Posted on 21/04/2011