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Video Guide to Arsenal
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Hi, I’m John Dykes. Welcome to the Premier League’s video guide to Arsenal Football Club. Here we’ll take you behind the scenes at the Emirates Stadium, we’ll give you a insight into the match day experience as well as other things to see and do in and around the club.
With a capacity of more than 60,000, the Emirates Stadium is one of the most impressive sporting arenas in Europe. Arsenal’s previous ground, Highbury, held just 38,000 and after extension plans were rejected, the search for a new home began.
In November 1999, the club announced proposals to build a new stadium nearby at Ashburton Grove. Work began on the project in August 2002 and in 2006, 93 years of history moved just a few hundred metres down the road to the Emirates Stadium. Keeping the stadium in the borough of Islington maintained the club’s heritage and created 1800 new jobs in the area.
In addition, 2000 new homes were built including more than 700 at the old Highbury site. Behind the scenes, the Emirates boasts top-of-the-range facilities for the players to prepare meticulously match day.
Getting there is simple, London’s comprehensive public transport network will take you within a few minutes walk of the ground and clearly located signs will help pedestrians find their way from stations or bus stops. Two bridges were built at the east of the stadium to cater for arrival by rail.
Once you’ve reached the stadium, why not visit the Armoury, the official club shop, loaded with top quality merchandise to ensure you’re kitted out appropriately in Arsenal’s famous red uniform. With a reputation for playing the best football, entertainment is always guaranteed at the Emirates. All that’s left now is for you to take your seat and savour the rocking atmosphere.
If you’d like to experience the thrill of the Barclays Premier league in person, then why not visit the ticket availability section of premierleague.com or visit the club’s website.
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