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Beckham: England deserves great stadium

Updated: September 26, 2002, 4:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- After almost a decade of planning, a $1.17 billion redevelopment plan was approved for Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

The new 90,000-seat stadium in north London, designed by Norman Foster, is scheduled to open in 2006. Critics are calling the plan the most expensive in the world.

Foster's design will include a "Triumphant Arch'' towering 400 feet above the stadium. Demolition on the old stadium is expected to begin Monday.

England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson ...

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