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Emirates Stadium

association football stadium located in Islington, North London

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.

Emirates Stadium
Emirates stadium
The Emirates Stadium in 2007
Former namesAshburton Grove
LocationHolloway, Islington, London, N5 1BU
Coordinates51°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
Opened22 July 2006
Demolished25 January 2019
OwnerArsenal F.C.
Surfacegrass
Construction cost£ 390 million
ArchitectHOK Sport (now Populous)
Capacity60,361 seated
Field dimensions105 × 68 metres
TenantsArsenal Football Club (2006–)

HistoryEdit

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

A panorama of players warming up from the East side