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Highbury (Arsenal FC stadium)



Official Name: Arsenal Stadium
Arsenal FC
Inauguration: 6 September 1913
First match: Arsenal-Leicester Fosse 2-1
Capacity: 38,500 seats
Record Attendance: 73,295; Arsenal-Sunderland, 9 March 1935
Pitch dimensions: 110*71
Address: Avenell Road, Highbury, London, N5 1BU

Stadium Pictures

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History and Stands

Arsenal Stadium, built in 1913, is the home ground of Arsenal Football Club. It is located in Highbury, London giving rise to its popular name Highbury with main entrances on the Gillespie Road, Avenell Road and Highbury Hill.

The stadium has a capacity of 38,500 (12,500 in the North Bank, 11,000 in the West Stand, 9,000 in the East Stand and 6,000 in the Clock End), all seated, and has 2 'jumbotron' screens in the South-East and North-West corners. Before the all-seater era, Arsenal Stadium saw its greatest attendance ever of 73,295 in 1935 when Arsenal played Sunderland.

The stadium appeared in the book and movie Fever Pitch as a highly desirable neighbour for the football fan hero of the story.

Arsenal will abandon the stadium when its new Emirates Stadium is opened, probably in 2006. Arsenal Stadium will then be redeveloped for housing; however, the exteriors of the east and west stands, listed as historically significant because of their Art Deco facades, will be preserved.


Arsenal Stadium is well known for its very small (101x67 metres) but immaculately-kept pitch, which also has under-soil heating.

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