A benefit concert held on Saturday 13 July 1985, as well as an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine.
It was one of the largest-scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time an estimated audience of 2 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast, nearly 40% of the world population.
The Wembley Stadium closed in October 2000 and demolition commenced in December 2002, completing in 2003 for redevelopment. The John F. Kennedy Stadium was on the east side of the far southern end of Broad Street. In 1989 Mayor Wilson Goode condemned the stadium due to multiple findings by city inspectors that the structure was structurally unsafe and a potential fire hazard. Renovating and repairing the stadium was quickly ruled out, and it was demolished on September 23, 1992.