Emirates Stadium: Arsenal Ground London

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Arsenal Stadium London : The Emirates

Football Ground on Hornsey Road in North London, England, UK design by HOK Sport architects

post updated 30 March 2024

Architect: Populous

The Emirates is home of Arsenal Football Club, a famous north London team.

Address: Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ, United Kingdom

Emirates Stadium building photos:

Emirates Stadium London football ground
photo © Hufton and Crow

Photos by Hufton and Crow

Emirates Stadium

Arsenal FC – Emirates Stadium building:
Emirates Stadium Building, Arsenal FC Football Ground
Arsenal FC football ground photograph © Hufton and Crow

Location: Islington, north London

Nearest Tube Stations to the Emirates: Arsenal, Holloway Road, Highbury & Islington – on the Piccadilly and Victoria underground lines.

Emirates Stadium Arsenal Ground London
Arsenal FC ground picture © Hufton and Crow

Ground capacity: 60,260 (previously 60,361) – updates welcome.

Emirates Stadium London aerial photo
Arsenal Stadium – Emirates aerial picture © webbaviation

Emirates Stadium architect : Populous

Emirates Stadium Arsenal Ground North London

Emirates Stadium: Arsenal Ground London

Emirates Stadium Arsenal FC London, UK
Arsenal football ground – Emirates Stadium photos © Nick Weall

The old Arsenal Football Club ground was popularly known as Highbury, located just east across the railway lines. The Highbury ground is now converted to housing.

The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium in Holloway, London, England, and the home of Arsenal Football Club. With a capacity of 60,361, the Emirates is the third-largest football stadium in England after Wembley (also in North London) and Old Trafford (Manchester).

In 1997, Arsenal FC explored the possibility of relocating to a new stadium, having been denied planning permission by Islington Council to expand its home ground of Highbury. After considering various options, this football club bought an industrial and waste disposal estate in Ashburton Grove in 2000.

Emirates Photos © Adrian Welch:

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Arsenal FC Ground – Emirates photographs © AW, May 2007

HOK Sport were the designers of this famous British football gorund.

A year later they won the council’s approval to build a stadium on the site; club manager Arsène Wenger described this as the “biggest decision in Arsenal’s history” since the board appointed Herbert Chapman. Relocation began in 2002, but financial difficulties delayed work until February 2004.

Emirates Airline was later announced as the main sponsor for the new stadium. Work was completed on the new ground in 2006 at a construction cost of around £390m.

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Arsenal Stadium London – Emirates photographs © AW, May 2007

The stadium has undergone a process of “Arsenalisation” since 2009 with the aim of restoring Arsenal’s heritage and history. The ground has hosted music concerts and international fixtures featuring Brazil.

WM Club at Arsenal Stadium
Design: Jon Lee of 20.20 design
WM Club Emirates Stadium interior
WM Club photo from RIBA London
Exclusive members’ only club in the heart of the Woolwich suite at Arsenal’s stadium. Restricted to 252 members, its two exclusive restaurants, bar and lounge provide an unrivalled Club Level fine dining experience. This award-winning space engages with the customer at all levels.

Location: Arsenal FC, North London, England, UK

London Football Stadiums

London Football Grounds – major club stadium buildings selection from e-architect below:

New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
New Spurs Stadium
Spurs ground image from architects
New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London – home of Spurs

New Chelsea Football Stadium, southwest London
Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
New Chelsea Stadium London
New Chelsea ground picture : Herzog & de Meuron
New Chelsea Football Stadium

New West Ham FC Stadium, east London
West Ham United Stadium Wrap
West Ham FC ground image from West Ham United Football Club
West Ham United Stadium Building

Wembley Stadium Building Redevelopment, northwest London
Architects: Foster + Partners / HOK Sport
Wembley Stadium Building
Wembley photograph © Foster + Partners
Wembley Stadium

New Queens Park Rangers Stadium
New Queens Park Ranges Stadium
QPR ground image : Populous
New Queens Park Rangers Stadium – home of QPR football club (normally an English Championship team, the league below the English Premier League).

Chelsea FC Stadium London

London Buildings

Contemporary London Architecture

London Architecture Links – chronological list

London Architecture Tours by e-architect for pre-booked groups of visitors.

London Architects Offices

Emirates Stadium London Context

Ashburton Triangle, north of the Emirates ground
Ashburton Triangle – neighbouring building, off Holloway Road.

Highbury Square – a property development close to the Arsenal Football ground.

Holloway Road housing – new homes west of the ground.

English Football Stadiums

Liverpool FC Stadium

Manchester United FC Stadium

London Sports Stadium

Brit Oval Stadium

Football Grounds – Links

One of the greatest football grounds in Europe: Nou Camp Stadium in Barcelona.

Football Stadium Buildings

Stadium Architecture

Emirates – Links

Building Magazine Project of the Year 2007 – Building Awards – The Gunners football ground was a winner

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Arsenal FC Ground – Emirates Stadium photographs © AW, May 2007

Emirates London Photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos of Arsenal Football Club available upon request: info(at)e-architect.com

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