Emirates Stadium

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If you’ve ever wondered why hordes of people clog the streets of Holloway every now and then, it’s because here’s a humungous stadium tucked between there and Highbury. Somehow it hides from sight remarkably well from Holloway Road, but sure enough, once you turn down Hornsey Road the futuristic, 60,000-capacity arena looms large.

The Emirates Stadium is so large, in fact, that it’s the biggest new stadium to open in the capital since the original, 1923 Wembley Stadium (although new Wembley is technically more capacious). The grounds here have not only given Arsenal fans a place they can proudly call home, but transformed the former Highbury Stadium into hundreds of residential properties.

Arsenal supporters can visit the Arsenal Museum, where exhibits include Charlie George's 1971 FA Cup final shirt, or take a tour of the stadium, which includes access to the home changing room, players' tunnel, dug-out, directors' box and press lounge. If football doesn't appeal, keep an eye out for music events – Emirates doubles up as yet another colossal gig venue that's played host to Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Green Day.

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Venue name: Emirates Stadium
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Address: Drayton Park
london
N5 1BU
Transport: Tube: Arsenal
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tastemaker

I came here for a conference and boy oh boy this place does impress! There's the W (standing for Woolwich) bar which is so spacious and served really good little bowls of food whilst the bar was very well stocked. The best bet was the fuseball tables. Its very spacious with different areas for different workshops and then the main stage for the conference didnt overlook the pitch but the houses close by. Lunch was only so so but I guess its based on the budget your company has. We had about 200 people attend the conference over two days. They even offered a tour of the stadium so some colleagues got to see the tunnel and also the changing rooms. I loved seeing the VIP stand with the leather seats. Apparently this is standard! Anyway its a great way to see a football stadium in a different light. Its only during the days when a match isnt on do you realise how much love and care goes into the pitch to get it ready for the next match. 

tastemaker

Emirates stadium is most definitely home to Arsenal! I watched my first football match here and I must say I was pleasantly suprised as how good the view is from even the very back seat! It's close to Arsenal station and easy to find, with plenty of parking. The stadium also hosts many concerts and is a great venue especially in the summer when you watch your favourite acts perform in the open air!

Tastemaker

not an arsenal fan but this is definitely one of the best stadiums in london, if not the whole of UK. the seats feel like business class compared to some of the other older and smaller stadiums that I have been to. There really is no bad seat as there are hardly any obstructions in view. The giant screens allow for you to catch replays in case you miss any of the action. Getting into and out of the stadium is easy and there are plenty of tube stations nearby. a great experience for any football fan! even if not a gooner.