This Sunday millions of people will be tuning in to the the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium as Arsenal and Aston Villa battle it out for the coveted title.
Here at Mather & Co we’re no stranger to Wembley Stadium, in fact we’ve carried out a number of projects at the grounds over the last few years. So what better time to take a look back at some of these pieces of work?
It all started for us in 2003 when the stadium was demolished. Two giant concrete tablets listing every gold medal winner from the 1948 Olympic Games were spared the bulldozers and lovingly restored and preserved. Each weighing over three tonnes each, finding the right place to display them was no mean feat. In the end we decided lay them flat and built raised platforms allow people to view them.
With such a rich sporting history, it’s no wonder that Wembley is the proud owner of a number of artefacts. Next time you’re there make sure you look out for the 1948 Olympic Torch, 1966 World Cup Plaque, a 1966 Crossbar and 1920s Cup Cars which Mather and Co. helped to install.
And for those that enjoy a spot of retail therapy, make sure you check out Wembley’s flagship stadium retail store that was designed and built by us. You’ll find a host of merchandising to both the tour and match day visitors.
So, we wish both teams good luck this weekend. And if you’re lucky enough to be at the match, make sure you look our for a little splash of Mather and Co.’s design expertise.