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Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium Arsenal
The Emirates Stadium in 2007
Former names Ashburton Grove
Location Holloway, Islington, London, N5 1BU
Coordinates 51°33′18″N 0°6′31″W / 51.555°N 0.10861°W / 51.555; -0.10861Coordinates: 51°33′18″N 0°6′31″W / 51.555°N 0.10861°W / 51.555; -0.10861
Opened 22 July 2006
Surface lawn
Construction cost £ 390 million
Architect HOK Sport (now Populous)
Capacity 60,361 seated
Field dimensions 105 × 68 metres
Tenants
Arsenal Football Club (2006–)

The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium in London, England. It is the home stadium of Arsenal F.C. It is named after the airline Emirates.

History

The stadium was built 2004 to 2006. It replaced the old Highbury stadium which has only 38,419 seats and was too small for the need of modern football.

A panorama of players warming up from the East side

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