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All About Arsenal FC Stadium

Gunner or not, this will be an unforgettable journey behind the scenes of Arsenal FC's Emirates Stadium with a stadium tour that offers an exclusive peek into the heart of this iconic football ground. F...

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With its sweeping curves and shimmering façade, the Emirates boasts a bowl design that ensures an unobstructed view for all 60,000+ spectators. Perfect sightlines for perfect goals!

The pitch at the Emirates isn't just any grass; it's a high-tech surface composed of grass and artificial fibers. This ensures a perfect playing surface year-round, come rain or shine.

The Emirates Stadium is also an eco-warrior! With initiatives like rainwater harvesting, recycling programs, and energy efficiency measures, this coliseum is tackling environmental challenges one match at a time. It’s football with a conscience!




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What is Emirates Stadium?

Visit Emirates Stadium in Holloway, London. Home to the legendary Arsenal FC. Since its inauguration in 2006, this magnificent arena, with a seating capacity of over 60,000, has been synonymous with the Gunners. Join us as we journey through the tunnels, offering a glimpse into the rich history, unique features, and electrifying atmosphere that make Emirates Stadium a must-visit destination for every football fan.

Quick facts about Emirates Stadium

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  • Official Name: Arsenal Football Club Stadium- Emirates Stadium
  • Address: Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ, United Kingdom
  • Date of Opening: 26 October 2006 officially, but it hosted matches starting 22 July that year.
  • Architectural Style: Modern, Contemporary
  • Capacity: Over 60,000
  • Function: Football Stadium

Plan Your Visit to Arsenal FC Stadium

Location

Address: Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Road, London N7 7AJ, United Kingdom

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The Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club, is located in London, United Kingdom.

Nearest Metro Station: Holloway Road Station, 0.4 miles away

Landmarks Nearby: Finsbury Park and Islington Town Hall

Opening Hours

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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 10 AM - 5 PM (last entry 4 PM)

Saturday: 09:30 AM- 6 PM (last entry 5 PM)

Sunday: 10 AM- 4 PM (last entry 3 PM)

The Arsenal Museum closes 30 minutes after the Stadium Tours.

Closure: There will be no tours on 12 June - 19 June, due to the Arctic Monkeys performance at the stadium. There will also be no tours on Christmas Day, 25 December, 2023. Additionally, there may be closures due to events, but we’ll keep you updated.

Matchdays: On home matchdays and the days around weekend home matches, there might be different tour schedules. Matchday tours only take place when kick off is post 3 PM, and run up to two and a half hours before the game begins.

Emirates Stadium highlights

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Iconic Statue Collection

One of the most striking features of the Emirates Stadium is its collection of iconic statues. These larger-than-life bronze sculptures immortalize legendary figures like Tony Adams, Thierry Henry, and Herbert Chapman. Each statue tells a tale, reflecting the impact these individuals had on the club. It's a walk down memory lane that reminds fans of Arsenal's illustrious history.

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Exterior Artwork

The Emirates Stadium is home to a number of artworks, including a large-scale mural “Found a Place Where We Belong” by Reuben Dangoor that depicts the history of Arsenal Football Club, “Victory Through Harmony”, a sculpture by David Shrigley that depicts a cannon firing a dove, a sculpture by Paul Day that depicts the club's crest, and a series of sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor that depict some of the club's greatest players.

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Arsenal Museum

A must-visit spot at the Emirates is the Arsenal Museum. Packed with exhibits ranging from Charlie George’s 1971 FA Cup final shirt to Michael Thomas’s league-clinching boots from Anfield '89, it's a treasure trove for fans. The museum offers an insightful journey through the club’s fascinating history, adding depth to your stadium visit.

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The 'Clock End'

The Clock End at Emirates Stadium, rooted in Arsenal's history from Highbury, is a cherished symbol of the club's rich past. Originally from Highbury, this giant timepiece is now a fixture at Emirates, embodying tradition in the modern setting. Additionally, a replica travels with the team to create a sense of home in away dressing rooms, reflecting Mikel Arteta's initiative.

History of Emirates Stadium in a nutshell

The tale of Arsenal FC's stadium spans two distinct eras, beginning with the iconic Highbury in 1913. With its Art Deco façade and 60,000 seats, Highbury bore witness to Arsenal's triumphs in the 1930s and the legendary 'Invincibles' season of 2003-2004.

Facing the constraints of Highbury, Arsenal FC embarked on a new chapter, relocating to the Emirates Stadium in 2006, an architectural marvel nearby. This state-of-the-art stadium, boasting a seating capacity of 60,000, symbolized Arsenal's ambition and financial prowess.

Today, the Emirates Stadium stands as a beacon of premier football and a nurturing ground for future talents, representing Arsenal's bright future. Meanwhile, the iconic façade of Highbury has been transformed into residential apartments, serving as a tangible reminder of the club's illustrious past.

Who built Emirates Stadium?

The visionary behind the Emirates Stadium? Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, a stalwart family-business in British construction in collaboration with stellar architects from Populous, who also designed AT&T Stadium in Dallas, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London

Fun Fact: Did you know the Emirates Stadium could have been named 'Ashburton Grove'? But  the sponsorship deal with Emirates Airlines meant they named the stadium and have an extended deal that runs at least until 2028!

Architecture of Emirates Stadium

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The architecture of the Emirates Stadium combines modern elements with a distinctive design. The stadium showcases a sleek and contemporary style, featuring clean lines and a streamlined structure. The facade is adorned with large glass panels, allowing natural light to flood the interior and creating a sense of openness.

The seating arrangement follows a bowl-shaped layout, providing optimal views of the pitch from every angle. The roof design incorporates a combination of curved and angular forms, giving the stadium a unique visual appeal. The architecture of the Emirates Stadium embodies a fusion of functionality and aesthetics, creating an immersive experience for football fans.

Frequently asked questions about Emirates Stadium in London

What is Emirates Stadium?

Arsenal FC Stadium, officially known as Emirates Stadium, is the home stadium of Arsenal Football Club, one of the top football clubs in England. It serves as a venue for Arsenal's home matches in the English Premier League and various other competitions.

Why is Emirates Stadium famous?

Emirates Stadium is famous for its state-of-the-art facilities, modern architecture, and passionate fan base. It is renowned for providing an electric atmosphere during matches, and its iconic design has made it a recognizable landmark in the world of football.

What can I do at Emirates Stadium?

At Emirates Stadium, you can enjoy watching Arsenal matches and experience the thrill of live football. The stadium offers tours, allowing visitors to explore the players' tunnel, the pitch, the Arsenal Museum, and other behind-the-scenes areas.

Who designed Emirates Stadium?

Emirates Stadium was designed by an architectural firm now known as Populous. The lead architect on the project was Christopher Lee.

When was Emirates Stadium built?

Construction of Emirates Stadium began in 2004 and was completed in 2006. The stadium officially opened on July 22, 2006, with a friendly match between Arsenal and Ajax.

Where is Emirates Stadium located?

Emirates Stadium is located at Hornsey Road, London N7 7AJ.

How can I get to Emirates Stadium?

The stadium is easily accessible by public transportation. The nearest London Underground station is Arsenal station, served by the Piccadilly Line. Buses and taxis are available as well.

What are Emirates Stadium timings?

The Emirates Stadium is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm,  9:30am to 6pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Is Emirates Stadium accessible for a person with disabilities?

Emirates Stadium is accessible for people with disabilities, offering facilities like ramps, designated seating, and accessible toilets.

Can I take photos or videos at Emirates Stadium?

Visitors are allowed to take photos and videos for personal use within Emirates Stadium, but commercial photography requires permission.

Can I bring my pet to Emirates Stadium?

Pets are not allowed inside Emirates Stadium, with the exception of registered assistance dogs accompanying visitors with disabilities.

What are the nearby landmarks or points of interest around Emirates Stadium?

Nearby landmarks around Emirates Stadium include Gillespie Park, and Finsbury Park.