NFL Cheerleaders Sit Wembley Stadium Exam

Thursday, 24, October, 2013

The Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders have swapped their pom poms for pencils to be tested on their knowledge of Wembley Stadium ahead of the game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. 

With Wembley set to become the second home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the stadium wanted to put the girls to the test by sending them behind-the-scenes on the official tour.  Kayla, Caitlin, Jessica and Talitha sat pitchside to take the Wembley exam following their tour of the iconic stadium and answered questions on the incredible history of sporting and musical events to take place at the venue. 

Cheerleader Kayla, said: “I must admit, the test was pretty hard. The amount of facts the Wembley Stadium Tour guides give you is incredible, so we really had to pay attention during the tour.  The stadium is awesome and we’re really excited to be coming to London to play over the next three years.”

Adam Burrage, Wembley Stadium Tours Manager and chief invigilator for the cheerleaders exam, said: “Every time the NFL comes to town, there is a real buzz around the place. The games are a guaranteed sell-out but the event is bigger than just a game, it is a show, a real spectacle. With the NFL now approaching their eighth game at Wembley, we thought it was only right to test the cheerleaders on their Wembley knowledge, and they did really well.”

The Wembley Stadium Tour gives you the chance to relive your greatest moments, and create some new ones, as you go behind-the-scenes at the most famous stadium in the world. Fans interested in visiting the Wembley Stadium Tour can visit www.wembleystadium.com/Wembley-Tours for more information.

Here are the questions and answers from the cheerleaders exam:

1. Wembley is the largest stadium in the United Kingdom. How many seats does it have? 90,000

2. In 2013, Wembley celebrated a special birthday. How old is the stadium? 90 years

3. After its closure in 2000, the new Wembley was opened in 2007. Who officially opened the stadium? HRH Prince William 

4. The Wembley Arch is a staggering 133 metres high and can be seen from all over London. Which London landmark could you roll underneath the arch? The London Eye

5. Roy Hodgson’s England recently qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup by defeating Poland here at the stadium. What was the score? 2-0.

6. In terms of history and pageantry, The FA Cup Final is the equivalent of the Super Bowl in England. Who upset mighty Manchester City to win the 2013 FA Cup Final? Wigan Athletic 

7. Wembley has always been famous for hosting the weird and the wonderful. In 1975, which American stunt driver jumped over 13 London Double Decker Busses? Evil Kneivel

8. Wembley is famous for being one of the most iconic music venues in the world. Which group are playing 3 nights here at Wembley Stadium in summer 2014? One Direction

9. On the Wembley Stadium Tour, we allow the public to experience behind-the-scenes of the stadium and into the dressing/locker rooms? Including for referees/umpires, and to accommodate the NFL, how many does Wembley have? 6

10. Wembley is known as ‘The Home of Football’ and, from 2014-2016, it will be the home of the mighty Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2014, how many regular season NFL matches will be held at Wembley Stadium? 3