We want your visit to Wembley Stadium to be as memorable as possible. Make sure you’re prepared for your London 2012 experience by reading the information below – and don’t forget to plan and book your travel in advance.
When to arrive
Arrive early so you have plenty of time to get through security checks and to your seat. Gates open two hours before kick-off of the first match in your session.
Please note that recommended arrival times are for guidance only. There is no re-entry.
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Safety and security
When you get to Wembley Stadium, you’ll be asked to go through security checks. With so much going on and thousands of people arriving at the same time, you should expect to wait.
We strongly suggest you do not bring a bag – if you do, your entry will be delayed and you may miss your event. Please note that large bags (over 25 litres) are prohibited. There are no storage facilities available.
Before you go through security, you’ll need to empty your pockets and place your belongings, such as keys and mobile phones, into a provided A4 sized plastic bag.
Due to Wembley's ground regulations and London 2012 venue regulations, there are some things that you can’t bring into the venue.
Find out more about safety and security at the Games
Services and facilities
Wembley Stadium has a wide range of services and facilities, including plenty of food and drink stands, toilets and baby changing facilities, the Games Mobility service, plus the London 2012 Shop.
'Spectator medical' icon: The icon for 'Spectator medical' on the venue map resembles the red cross emblem. The red cross emblem is a protective symbol and its use is restricted by law. The sign used to signify first aid and other health care services at the venue is a white cross on a green background.
Please note: Pushchairs are not allowed inside the venue and there is nowhere to store them.
Food and drink
There’s a great variety of food and drink available to buy inside the venue, from filling meals to tasty treats.
The only way to pay is by Visa (debit, credit or prepaid card) or cash. Food and drink outlets at Wembley Stadium accept both methods of payment. There are no ATM cash machines available inside the venue.
Help us make London 2012 the first zero-waste Games – please recycle while you’re at the Games.
Recycling in venues couldn’t be easier. All food and drink packaging will feature a green, orange or black symbol – so all you have to do is put your packaging in the matching coloured bin.
If you’ve got a question about your visit to Wembley Stadium, ask our virtual agent
On the day, you can visit a London 2012 information point for venue and sports information, transport updates, lost and found services, pushchair and wheelchair storage and more. Our Games Makers are always happy to help.
If you have a ticketing query, please go to the ticket resolution office at the venue or visit the London 2012 Ticketing website