Wembley lights up in Midlands colours for anniversary

By Luke Hatfield | Walsall FC | Published:

Wembley Stadium has been lit up in the colours of Aston Villa, West Brom, Walsall and Kidderminster Harriers as the national stadium celebrates its 10th anniversary.

As part of the celebrations to mark a full decade since the home of the England national team reopened, the famous Wembley arch has been lit in the colours of all the clubs to grace the stadium since, with club crests displayed on screens outside.

And that includes the club crests of the Midlands sides, with Wembley’s arch this week illuminated in their colours to mark our appearance at Wembley in that time.

Aston Villa have made several appearances since the stadium's construction, with memorable trips including the FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool, as well as losses to Manchester United in the 2010 League Cup final and Arsenal in the 2015 FA Cup final.


The Saddlers visited Wembley in March 2015 in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final, where the club lost 2-0 to Bristol City.

West Brom appeared on the hallowed turf in the 2007 Championship play-off final, losing 1-0 to Derby County and also made an FA Cup semi-final appearance in 2008, losing by the same result to Portsmouth.

Non-league Kidderminster Harriers made their sole appearance at the new ground during the 2007 FA Trophy final, losing 3-2 to Stevenage Borough after being 2-0 up courtesy of a James Constable brace.

In total, 166 domestic, European and international men’s and women’s football teams have graced the Wembley turf in the last decade across a variety of competitions and friendlies.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
Digital Sports Journalist - @LHatfield_Star

Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.


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