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Last Updated: Sunday March 18 2007 18:13 GMT

In pictures: Wembley opening day

Wembley Stadium was finished more than a year late, but the home of English football has finally opened up its doors to the public!

Wembley Stadium was finished more than a year late, but the home of English football has finally opened up its doors to the public!

About 60,000 local people were invited in to look around the 800m stadium and try out its facilities like the food stalls and toilets!

About 60,000 local people were invited in to look around the 800m stadium and try out its facilities like the food stalls and toilets! It's to make sure the stadium passes a safety test.

Excited footie fans packed out the stands to admire the new turf!

Excited footie fans packed out the stands to admire the new turf!

Some professionals also took to the pitch for the first match!

Some professionals also took to the pitch for the first match!

The stadium will have another safety test to on 24 March. If it passes both safety tests, the FA Cup will be held at Wembley on 19 May.

The stadium will have another safety test to on 24 March. If it passes both safety tests, the FA Cup will be held at Wembley on 19 May.






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