Emirates Stadium Arsenal London

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The Emirates Stadium

 

Emirates Stadium is a football stadium opened in July 2006 that served as the home of Arsenal Football Club. With a seating capacity of 60,355, the Emirates Stadium is the fifth largest football stadium in UK, and the third in London, (with Wembley and Twickenham as first and second, respectively). Previously, the stadium was named as Ashburton Grove, but went through with Emirates after the name's clash with a famous airline has been finally resolved.

The stadium consist of a four-tiered bowl with roofing over the stands, designed by teams of architects (HOK Sport), construction consultants (AYH) and engineers (Buro Happold). Standard seating is featured at the upper (26,646) and lower (24,425) tiers. Ticket prices are at 32 and 66 for most matches, respectively. The middle tier is the premium seat, with 7,139 seats and with ticket prices at 2,500 to 4,750.

Aside from being a melting pot for football fanatics, the Emirates Stadium is also used as a conference centre and music venue. Among the important events that happened in the Stadium are the summit between British PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy (2008) and the Bruce Springsteen and E-Street Band Concert (2008), which are the first act to perform in the venue.