Emirates Stadium

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Emirates Stadium
The Emirates Stadium in 2007
Former names Ashburton Grove
Location Holloway, Islington, London, N5 1BU
Coordinates 51°33′18″N 0°6′31″W / 51.55500°N 0.10861°W / 51.55500; -0.10861Coordinates: 51°33′18″N 0°6′31″W / 51.55500°N 0.10861°W / 51.55500; -0.10861
Opened 22 July 2006
Surface lawn
Construction cost £ 390 million
Architect HOK Sport (now Populous)
Capacity 60,361 seated
Field dimensions 105 × 68 metres
Arsenal Football Club (2006–)

The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium in London, England. It is the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. It is named after the airline Emirates.

History[change | change source]

The stadium was built 2004 to 2006. It replaced the old Highbury stadium which has only 38,419 seats and was too small for the need of modern football.

A panorama of players warming up from the East side