About Emirates Stadium
With a capacity of over 60,000, the Emirates Stadium is the third largest football ground in the Premier League. The stadium is four-tiered all the way around, which is impressive. The lower tier, is large and shallow, set well back from the playing surface as a cinder track surrounds the playing area. A small second tier, which is called the Club tier, has seating but is only eight rows high. Inside it has a number of lounges/restaurants, earning it the nickname the ‘prawn circle’. This Club tier slightly overhangs the bottom tier.
The third tier is even smaller, being entirely comprised of executive boxes, some 150 in total and fits entirely under the large fourth tier. This upper tier has been designed in a semi-circular fashion and is topped by an impressive looking roof, that includes a lot of visible white tubular steelwork and perspex panels to allow more light to get to the pitch. The roofs though do not follow the semi-circular shape of the stands but in fact, run across the top of them and even dip down towards them giving them a strange look. Two excellent looking large video screens situated in the North West and South East corners, below the roof line, complete the stadium.
Outside the Emirates Stadium, there are bronze statues of former manager Herbert Chapman and former players Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry.
Away fans at the Emirates Stadium are housed in the lower tier of the South East corner. The normal allocation for away fans is just under 3,000 tickets, but this can be increased for cup games. Although fans have big padded seats and plenty of leg room, the lower tier of the stadium is quite shallow (unlike the upper tiers which have plenty of height between rows), meaning that the view might not be as good as you would expect from a modern stadium.
How to get to Emirates Stadium
The Emirates Stadium address is Highbury House, London, N5 1BU
Numerous websites and apps offer precise door-to-door directions to the Emirates Stadium. If all else fails, checking the map below or searching “driving to Emirates Stadium” into Google should get you there ok.
Overland trains connect from London Kings Cross station to Finsbury Park, which is only a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium. Away fans should note that Drayton Park station, located very near the stadium is closed at weekends.
The nearest convenient tube station is Arsenal, on the Piccadilly Line, just a few minutes from the Emirates. On exit, fans should turn right, following Drayton Park Road and using one of the railway brides to reach the stadium. Other convenient tube stations are Finsbury Park (Piccadilly Line) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line).
London Heathrow is the nearest airport to the Emirates Stadium (about 19 miles away). The Heathrow tube station connects with the Piccadilly Line, allowing easy access to the Emirates Stadium.
There are several taxi companies in London that can take you to and from the Emirates . You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or jump in an Uber.
Hotels near Emirates Stadium
The neighbourhood surrounding Emirates Stadium is home to a hat-full of hotels and other accommodation options, so you can find something with the amenities you’re looking for.
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Where to park at Emirates Stadium
Driving to the Emirates Stadium is definitely one to be avoided. The police enforce a strict match day parking restriction around the stadium. To make things worse, there is a total ban on driving in surrounding roads for an hour before kickoff and after a match.
For those with no alternative but drive from outside London, parking at Heathrow is pretty affordable and straightforward, followed by a hassle-free tube trip to the stadium.