The Emirates – Arsenal Stadium

Emirates Stadium pitch view 
- Arsenal FC Stadium
Emirates Stadium. Credit

Address: Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ Tel: 020 7619 5003

The Emirates Stadium Stats

The Emirates Stadium
Away Capacity3,000
OwnerArsenal Football Club
Year Built2006
Average Attendance59,939 (2022-23 season)
Record Attendance60,260 (Arsenal vs. Manchester United, 2007)

Arsenal Stats
Year Founded1886
NicknamesThe Gunners, The Arse, The Arsenal
Club MascotGunnersaurus Rex
Rival ClubsTottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Manchester United
Record ScorerThierry Henry (228 goals)
Record AppearancesDavid Seaman (1,005 appearances)
OwnerKroenke Sports & Entertainment
Shirt SponsorEmirates

The Emirates Stadium Seating Plan

North BankA tribute to the original North Bank at Highbury Stadium (Arsenal’s former ground). ~11,200 seats
East StandHolds around12,500 seats depending on configuration
Clock EndHolds around 11,000 seats and gets its name from the clock originally featured at the South Stand of Highbury Stadium
West StandHolds around 13,800 seats depending on configuration

Getting to The Emirates Stadium

By Car: There is no real parking at the stadium and it is residents only in the nearby streets on matchdays. The best option is to park at a tube station and take the tube the rest of the way to the stadium. If you really want to get to the stadium by car you need to head to postal code N5 1BU. Leaving the M1 at Junction 2, join the A1 and follow signs for Central London until you reach Holloway Road Tube station. Take the next left onto Hornsey Road and keep going until you see the Emirates stadium.

By Underground: Holloway Road is the closest tube station to the stadium and is serviced by the Piccadilly line. There is also Arsenal station one more stop along the Piccadilly line. Both are a five minute walk to the stadium. It is worth noting that Holloway Road station is not always open after matches and so it is advised that you plan your return travel via Arsenal station.

By Train: Finsbury Park Station is around a 10 minute walk from The Emirates, if you are coming from further out you are more than likely to be on a train to Kings Cross. If you do come into Kings Cross then jump on the underground as mentioned above.

With The Emirates Stadium being so close to London City Centre you will not struggle to find somewhere to stay. We’ve picked out the closest hotels in case you need some ideas to get started.

Travelodge Finsbury Park Hotel Near to Emirates Stadium

Travelodge Finsbury Park: 185-187 Isledon Rd, Finsbury Park, London N7 7JR. Tel: 0871 559 1886

Positioned a short walk from the stadium and close to Arsenal Tube station.

Maldron Hotel Finsbury Park: 240 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, London N4 2HX Tel: 020 3687 3880

Another great place to stay a short walk from the Emirates Stadium and close to the Travelodge.

Arsenal Ticket Prices

The below ticket prices are based on the data shared by Arsenal in early 2023 and are for members who purchased a ticket via the club’s ballot process.

Category A MatchCategory B MatchCategory C Match
Adult£70 – £103£40.25 – £59.75£28.50 – £41.50
Young Adult£30.25 – £77.25£30.25 – £44.75£21.50 – £31.25
Cannon (Senior)£30 – £44.25£17.25 – £25.75£12.25 – £17.75
Junior Gunner£26.50£11£11
Disability £30 – £45£11 – £26.50£11 – £18.50

Facilities at The Emirates Stadium

The Emirates Stadium has a great range of facilities for both food and drink and overall accessibility. There are 36 concession stands in total throughout both tiers of the stadium offering burgers, sausage rolls, chips, hot dogs, nachos, chicken and vegan and gluten free options.

Emirates Stadium at Night.
Emirates Stadium at Night. Credit.

There are also fast track beer lanes for those only wanting to purchase a beer. To give an idea of cost Burger, Chips and Beer costs £16.60 whilst a Hot Dog and soft drink at £9.70.

The stadium also offers 241 wheelchair accessible seats (13 in the away section), 102 blue badge parking spaces, 38 disabled toilets, guide dog toilet facility, disabled supporters scheme, disabled support match day lounge and commentary service for visually impaired supporters.

History of The Emirates Stadium

Opening in 2006, The Emirates became the new home of Arsenal FC following their move from Highbury. The occasion was marked by Dennis Bergkamp’s testimonial against Ajax on 22nd July 2006.

The idea of moving to a new stadium came following a failed planning attempt to expand Highbury in 1997. The club considered various options but settled on an industrial site in Ashburton Grove. The project was delayed early on due to financial difficulties before completion in 2006, coming in at a cost of £390 million.

Given how recent the stadium’s construction was there is very little planned in terms of fundamental improvements to the construction itself. Instead the focus has been on making sure the stadium better reflects the team it is home to. This has been done through commissioning of artworks after consultation with staff and supporters and include installations both in and outside the stadium. The stadium is situated next to the main line into Kings Cross stadium and everyone who passes by is greeted with a large “Welcome to North London” sign and can also see a part of the mural of Arsenal legends in a huddle around the stadium. There are also many nods to their former home with artwork showcasing their famous previous home whilst literal parts of the stadium have been used in the new stadiums construction, for example the old Highbury Clock.