Wembley Stadium owner The FA said the North London venue achieved a record-breaking attendance in 2022, across 35 major events.

The 90,000-capacity venue had its busiest year on record with a collective attendance of 2.6 million across events including the Women’s FA Cup Final, the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 Final, six shows by Coldplay and the Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte World Heavyweight Championship fight.

In total, the stadium hosted 16 sold-out concerts with more than 1.3 million people attending. It was the most gigs Wembley has hosted in one year. The previous record was 14 concert nights, set in 2019.

Stadium Director Liam Boylan said, “After almost two years of relative inactivity, it was great to put on major events and see large crowds return once again.

“The post covid world was a new era for us all and there was a nervousness going into the start of the new year. We just didn’t know what to expect for big events. That is why it was so gratifying to bounce back in such style. This year, more than most, has just been exceptional.”

The FA said it will mark the stadium’s 100th birthday next year with a series of special events.