Wembley gears up for busy month of sport

This summer is set to be a very exciting time in world sport, with football taking centre stage when the World Cup kicks off in Brazil just over a month from now.

However, before attention turns to international action, there is still the matter of domestic glory to be settled, with several of English club football’s top prizes to be won over the next few weeks.

Naturally, Wembley Stadium will be providing the backdrop to some of the showpiece occasions which are set to take place, beginning with the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull City on May 17th.

Wembley Stadium

With the game kicking off in the late afternoon and the last trains back to Hull leaving London at around 20:00, there’s a high chance that visiting supporters will need to spend the night in the capital, especially if the match happens to go to extra time and penalties.

Fortunately, the Montcalm Hotel can be reached in just 20 minutes from Wembley Stadium, using the Jubilee Line of the London Underground network.

Once the cup has been lifted, the famous stadium will then play host to the play-off finals for all three divisions of the Football League.

Of particular interest is the Championship play-off final, which will see either Queens Park Rangers, Brighton, Derby County or Wigan Athletic promoted to the Premier League, in what is often described as the most financially lucrative game in world football.

In addition to all the football, Wembley will also be hosting one of the biggest boxing matches of the year when Karl Froch and George Groves meet in a rematch beneath the famous arch on May 31st, with Froch’s WBA and IBF world titles up for grabs.

Once again, those attending will need a suitably classy place to spend the night, and will find some top boutique hotels within easy reach of the stadium.

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