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Clare Hudson
Clare Hudson
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  • 18th May 2011

Football fans become part of Wembley history with world’s largest 360 degree panoramic photograph

Renowned photographer Jeffrey Martin, 360 was commissioned by Wembley to create the largest 360 degree sports panorama photo ever made. The photograph captures over 90, 000 fans at the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Stoke City on May 14.

The picture was created from around 1000 high-resolution images taken on a Digital SLR, which were then uploaded and blended together. Individuals who attended the game are now invited to tag themselves on Facebook. There are currently 19, 625 tags.

Roger Maslin, Wembley’s Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be able to offer fans a special memento of their day at this year’s FA Cup Final and hope the photo will be the first of many to capture the fantastic atmosphere fans bring to Wembley Stadium. We have some very special events at Wembley this summer with the Champions League Final and 8 nights of Take That’s sell out Progress Live tour.”

Sarah Hedges, Wembley Stadium, Marketing Manager, said, “The incredible technology now available will allow fans to re-live the day and take their place alongside royalty, players and celebrity guests in the biggest live sporting event 360-degree photo. Fans at this season’s FA Cup Final will be making a unique piece of Wembley history.”

About 360 Cities

360 Cities is the largest collection of high-resolution panoramic photographs on the internet, the biggest community of panorama photographers and also a content partner of Google Earth. Photographer, Jeffery Martin’s other works include an 80 gigapixel, panoramic photo of London, the Strahoy Monastery Library and Glastonbury Festival 2010.