Wembley Arena is an indoor arena in Wembley, London, England. It is next to Wembley Stadium. The arena was built for the 1934 British Empire Games. Originally it had a large swimming pool, as reflected by its name at the time, Empire Pool. In 1978 it was renamed Wembley Arena. It became one of the best known indoor music venues in England. It seats 12,000. In April 2006 it was refurbished. It was the main stadium for the 1948 Summer Olympics. Since 1934 Wembley has hosted concerts by the world's most famous artists, spanning many different genres of music.
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- "Empire Pool, now Wembley Arena". Engineering Timelines. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
- The Official Report of the Organizing Committee for the XIX Olympiad (London: Organizing Committee, 1948), p. 34
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