League duo light up Wembley!

1 month ago By David Watters

Wembley's iconic arch is being lit up in the colours of AFC Totton and Hereford on Friday as the EVO-STIK League Southern clubs are honoured alongside all the others who've played at the stadium since it reopened!

The arch is being lit up in the colours of every team to have played at the famous arena since its reopening in 2007 with the duo included in the tenth anniversary celebrations after appearing in the finals of the FA Vase at the newly rebuilt home of English football in 2007 and 2016 respectively.

Former EVO-STIK League Southern club Gosport Borough were also included in the tribute for taking on Cambridge United in the 2014 FA Trophy final.

In total, 166 domestic, European and international men’s and women’s football teams have graced the Wembley turf in the last decade in a variety of competitions and friendlies since the famous ‘twin towers’ of the old stadium were replaced.

Like the stunning display for EVO-STIK League Southern Division One South & West champions Hereford FC, main picture, the name and crests of the clubs were also displayed on the outside of the stadium to mark the May 19 milestone alongside many of the most famous names in the game from Brazil and Barcelona to Manchester United, Bayern Munich and England.

Built at a cost of nearly £800 million, the 90,000 capacity stadium was officially opened on Saturday 19 May 2007 when Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup Final.

An FA spokesman said: “Wembley Stadium, connected by EE, celebrated its 10th year anniversary on Friday, May 19, by lighting up its iconic arch in the colours of every team who has played at the famous arena since its reopening.

“To mark anniversary, and in a show of gratitude to all the clubs, Wembley Stadium displayed each of the club or national colours on the famous arch. The name and crests of the clubs were also shown on the outside of the stadium.”

Images courtesy of @HerefordFC & @AFCTotton/Twitter

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