Emirates Stadium


* Address: Hornsey Road, London
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 60,000
* Opened: 22 July 2006
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Arsenal (football)

Extra stadium info – Emirates Stadium

The construction of the venue started in 2004. Its construction costs were £390 million. The stadium opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the United Kingdom. In May 2008, it hosted its first-ever concert. The Emirates Stadium has been the home of Arsenal Football Club, one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world, since 2006. Arsenal, also known as The Gunners, was founded in 1886 under a different name. They won the English top division in 1931 for the first time in their history. Arsenal gathered 66 points in 42 matches in that domestic league season.

In 1991, they became the second club with 10 English top-flight football league titles. Arsenal drew an average home league attendance of 36,000 in 19 home games in that league season. They reached the final of the UEFA Champions League, the European championship for football clubs, in 2006 for the first time in their history. Arsenal FC lost the match against the Spanish side FC Barcelona in Saint-Denis in front of 79,000 fans. It was the first final of the European championship for football clubs with a club from London. In 2008, Chelsea became the second club from London in the final of the tournament.

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