11 Facts About Emirates Stadium


Emirates Stadium is a football stadium in Holloway, London, England.

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Emirates Stadium has undergone a process of "Arsenalisation" since 2009 with the aim of restoring visible links to Arsenal's history.

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The Football Association and the English National Emirates Stadium Trust opposed Arsenal's offer, claiming it harmed England's bid for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which FIFA itself denied.

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Emirates Stadium had considered whether to refer the scheme to a public inquiry, but eventually decided not to.

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The Emirates Stadium was officially opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 26 October 2006; his wife Queen Elizabeth II had suffered a back injury and was unable to carry out her duty.

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Emirates Stadium additionally has facilities for fans with disabilities including a Guide Dog Toilet facility, a Disabled Supporters Match Day Lounge, Changing Places Toilet facilities which includes a hoist and changing table.

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Three other busts that used to reside at Highbury of Claude Ferrier, Denis Hill-Wood and manager Arsene Wenger have been moved to Emirates Stadium and are in display in the entrance of the Diamond Club.

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In 2016, the Emirates Stadium was a venue for Celebrity Masterchef, where contestants prepare meals for club staff members.

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Emirates Stadium has been used for a number of international friendly matches all of which have featured the Brazil national football team.

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Emirates Stadium is served by a number of London Underground stations and bus routes.

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The Emirates Stadium is the only football stadium that stands beside the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh and is just over 2 miles from London King's Cross.

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