Arsenal Stadium

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Arsenal Stadium (looking North-West)
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Arsenal Stadium (looking North-West)

Arsenal Stadium, built in 1913, is the home ground of Arsenal Football Club. It is located in Highbury, London giving rise to its popular name Highbury.

The stadium has a capacity of 38,500 (12,500 in the North Bank, 11,000 in the West Stand, 9,000 in the East Stand and 6,000 in the Clock End), all seated, and has 2 Jumbotron screens in the South-East and North-West corners. The stadium's main entrances are on Gillespie Road, Avenell Road and Highbury Hill. Before the all-seater era, Arsenal Stadium saw its largest attendance ever of 73,295 in 1935 when Arsenal played Sunderland.

Arsenal Stadium is well known for its very small (10167 metres) but immaculately-kept pitch, which also has under-soil heating.

Arsenal will abandon the stadium when its new Emirates Stadium is opened, currently scheduled for summer 2006. Arsenal Stadium will then be redeveloped for housing; however, the exteriors of the east and west stands, listed as historically significant because of their Art Deco facades, will be preserved.

Arsenal Stadium has featured as the backdrop to at least two movies – The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (IMDB (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0031055)), and Fever Pitch.

Tours and Museum

Tours of the stadium are available on a daily basis, but advanced booking is required. The Arsenal Museum is located in the North Bank, and is included in the tour. It is also open to visitors who do not do a tour, but only on Fridays.

Address

Arsenal Stadium
Avenell Road
LONDON
N5 1BU
United Kingdom

Travel

Nearby London Underground stations (in order of proximity)

nl:Highbury no:Arsenal Stadium pl:Highbury (stadion)

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