Emirates Football Stadium – Arsenal FC – London
The Football Stadium is located on Ashburton Grove in Holloway, north London. It’s the home ground of Arsenal Football Club since it was officially opened on 26 October 2006 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Emirates Stadium replaced Arsenal’s previous home Highbury. The first match was a testimonial match for Dennis Bergkamp featuring an Arsenal and Ajax Amsterdam.
The stadium has an all-seated capacity of 60,355, making it the second largest stadium in the Premier League after Old Trafford of Manchester United, and the third-largest stadium of any kind in London, after London Wembley and Twickenham. It was known as Ashburton Grove before a naming rights deal with the airline Emirates was struck in October 2004.
The Emirates Stadium also operates as a conference centre and music venue.
It’s one of the most popular teams in London UK (see different neighbourhoods). There is a good choice of great value hotels, apartments and cosy b&b’s (guest houses) within close distance of the ground. Accommodation located close to tube stations, from where you can easily reach the home of Arsenal Football Club.
Club — Arsenal Football Club
Club Colours — Red and White
Nickname Arsenal FC — The Gunners, Gooners
Arsenal fans often refer to themselves as “Gooners”, the name derived from the team’s nickname, “The Gunners”.
Founded — 1886
Stadium — Emirates Stadium
Capacity — 60,400 seats
Opened — 2006
Address — Arsenal Stadium, Avenell Road, Highbury, London N5 1BU
Website — Arsenal F.C.
Location of Emirates Stadium — the football ground is situated in London Islington N5 1BU, just north of Central London.
Nearest main train station : the main connecting railway station for the Emirates Stadium is London King’s Cross, located near St Pancras International Station. From Kings’s Cross you can travel to the ground via the Piccadilly Line (to Arsenal) or the Victoria Line (to Highbury & Islington). Alternatively, a short overground rail journey of one stop will take you to Finsbury Park station.
By Tube or Underground: The football ground can easily be reached by metro. The nearest tube stations are Arsenal on the Piccadilly Line and Holloway Road Station (exit only), around five minutes walk from the ground. Finsbury Park on Victoria, Piccadilly Lines and Great Northern rail, and Highbury & Islington on Victoria Line, North London Line and Great Northern rail, tube stations are around a 10-minute walk from the Emirates Stadium in London UK.
By Bus : Main bus stops are located on Holloway Road, Nag’s Head, Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Highbury Corner. High frequency services will take you within a five to 10 minute walk of the ground and direct routes cover much of north and central London.