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19 May 2017

Latics have their name in lights as Wembley Stadium celebrates its tenth anniversary.

  • Wigan Athletic one of 166 clubs to have name in lights to mark Wembley Stadium’s 10th anniversary.
  • Latics have played at the national stadium on four occasions.
  • Wembley Stadium celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Friday 19 May.
Wembley Stadium celebrated its 10th year anniversary on Friday 19 May by lighting up its iconic arch in the colours of every football team who has played at the famous arena since its reopening. 

One hundred and sixty-six 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. To mark the anniversary, and in a show of gratitude to all the clubs, Wembley Stadium displayed each of the club or national colours on the famous arch. The name and crests of the clubs were also shown on the outside of the stadium.

Latics have competed at Wembley on four occasions; famously in the 2013 FA Cup semi-finals and final – defeating Millwall and Manchester City to lift the famous competition – before losing to Arsenal when defending the trophy, a year later, in the semi-finals. In between the final win over Manchester City and the defeat to the Gunners, Latics also contested the 2013 Community Shield with Manchester United at the national stadium.

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