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about Emirates Stadium

The Emirates Stadium, often known simply as the Emirates, formerly Ashburton Grove, is a football stadium, located in Islington, North London, England. One of the most technologically advanced arenas in world football, Emirates Stadium is the new home for Arsenal Football Club. With a capacity of over 60,000 seats, it is the third-largest football stadium in England and fourth-largest in the United Kingdom.

Arsenal started looking to develop a larger stadium during the later part of the 1990s, as their previous ground - Highbury, become too small and lacked the possibilities for expansion being hemmed in by housing. The construction of the new stadium began in February 2004. Were also build two bridges over the Northern City railway line connecting the stadium with Drayton Park. The Emirates Stadium was officially opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on Thursday 26 October 2006.

This ground is a four-tiered bowl with roofing over the stands, but not over the pitch. It was designed by HOK Sport and built by Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd. The stadium has been designed to offer the best possible views to the spectator, to enhance the appearance and attraction for the local residents and provide a stadium fit for the 21st Century.

Due to the competition of nearby Wembley Stadium, the Emirates Stadium has never hosted the English national team, however the Brazilian national team has regularly staged friendlies at the stadium.

Apart from the world-class football, the venue boasts an array of bright, modern and versatile suites, all with impressive views of the pitch. Teamed with leading-edge audio visual infrastructure and a dedicated, experienced Events Team, the stadium has rapidly established itself as one of the UK's leading conference meetings and events venues.

Ideally located, just minutes from central London and St Pancras International, the ground has excellent transport links making it easily accessible from anywhere in the UK, the City, the West End and even Europe.

The Emirates isn't the biggest stadium in England, but one of the best looking. It's modern looks and great atmosphere make it one of the most impressive stadiums in the UK.