Tuesday, 24 April, 2018
A lucky group of Club Wembley members had the privilege of dining in the England changing rooms at Wembley Stadium, as part of the Club Wembley’s Connections program.
The evening began with a Laurent-Perrier champagne reception in the players’ tunnel and pitch side, with some incredible facts about Wembley’s history from one of Wembley Tours fantastic guides – Sateesh.
Members were then entertained by stories from Arsenal and England legend Paul Merson. From stories about his playing days and how football has changed over the years, to his thoughts on England’s chances at the World Cup, there was never a dull moment as Merson and Sky Sports presenter David Jones waxed lyrical in the official press conference room.
Then it was off to the England changing rooms, which had been transformed into an intimate dining space for the evening. Delicious canapés and starters, preceded by a mouth-watering range of mains - beef wellington, lamb cutlet and pan fried sea bass, prepared by Wembley’s Executive Chef.
For members and hosts alike, the dinners were a huge hit.
“Because of the size of the event, it’s a bit more bespoke, it’s a bit more unique and the feedback I’ve had from members has been excellent,” Sky Sports presenter David Jones said.
“To have dinner in the England dressing room is just brilliant,” said Club Wembley member Dave Silver.
Merson celebrated a milestone at the event, which he was delighted to share with Club Wembley members.
“The chef brought out a birthday cake for my 50th. It’s been phenomenal,” Merson said.
Connections events are exclusive to Club Wembley members. Think Q&A's with football legends, VIP breakfasts and dinners, celebrity matches, access to England training sessions. You could even have the chance to put your son, daughter, niece or nephew forward to be the Player Mascot for the next big game.
Every Connections event is another iconic moment in the making. Away from the pitch, you’ll experience drama of a unique kind. To find out more, visit clubwembley.com/connections
Club Wembley is a truly unique multi-season membership that offers members a guaranteed seat at some of Wembley Stadium’s biggest events, including the Emirates FA Cup Final, and exclusive access to world-class hospitality.
To find out how you can guarantee your seat at the biggest events, register your interest here