For you fans of Arsenal, Emirates Stadium is certainly no stranger to hear. The stadium is located in Holloway, London, England is indeed the headquarters of the club is nicknamed the Gunners. Did you know that the Emirates Stadium is the third largest stadium in the UK? With a seating capacity reached 60,361 seats, making Arsenal enclosure is only able to be matched by Wembley and Old Trafford.
Before having the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal homeground in Highbury stadium. In 1997, the Gunners want to expand Highbury, but the local council is not allowed. As a result, in 2000 was chosen the Ashburton Grove region (Holloway), London, as a place for the construction of the new stadium.
Elephants in 2002, but was stalled for two years because of financial problems. Then Arsenal took sponsor Emirates Airline to back finish building the stadium. Four years later the Emirates Stadium stands to spend 390 million pounds. With that much money would the Emirates Stadium has a lot of top-class facilities, both for the players, coaches, staff, and supporters. You can feel the sophistication and elegance of this Arsenal’s stadium.
From the outside, you will already be greeted with a cannon replica that became a reflection of the team nicknamed “arsenal”. Then there is also a 3-dimensional typography installation works that reads “ARSENAL”, and right on the walls of the stadium, you will find a giant mural depicting some legendary players of the Gunners, like Ian Wright, David Seaman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry.
You can follow the Emirates stadium tour. There any tour participants will be invited to tour the stadium area, among others visited the dressing room, the hallway leading to the grounds and stop at Arsenal Museum. You can choose the package Self-Guided Audio Tour or the Legends Tour.
Self-Guided Audio Tour gives you the opportunity to explore their own Emirates Stadium with the help of audio devices. There are a wide selection of languages to choose from, among others, English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin and Japanese.
If you choose Legends Tour, then you will be accompanied by the legendary Arsenal in earlier times, including Charlie George, John Radford, Kenny Sansom, Perry Groves and Lee Dixon. You can get a picture plus the signature of the former Gunner retainer. Once satisfied around the stadium, do not forget to take time to visit the Arsenal Museum. In it there are many very historic memorabilia for the club.
If you want to visit the Emirates Stadium, could use the Victoria train, Piccadilly Lines and Great Northern rail of Finsbury Park. You need to know that the Emirates Stadium will be closed one day before the match of European competition, such as the Champions League.