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Why did Arsenal move to the Emirates stadium?

Why did Arsenal move to the Emirates stadium?

In November 1999, Arsenal decided to leave Highbury and construct a new 60,000-seat stadium in nearby Ashburton Grove. It was confirmed in October 2004 that the new stadium would be called the Emirates Stadium as part of a sponsorship deal with Emirates Airlines.

When did Arsenal join Emirates?

In July 2006, they moved into the Emirates Stadium, after 93 years at Highbury. Arsenal reached the final of the 2007 and 2011 League Cups, losing 2–1 to Chelsea and Birmingham City respectively.

How long have Arsenal played at the Emirates?

Since the beginning of the 2006/07-season, Arsenal FC play their home games in the Emirates Stadium. The stadium has a capacity of 60.355, which makes the Emirates the third largest stadium in England, behind Wembley Stadium and Old Trafford.

When did Arsenal move to the Emirates Stadium?

The imposing North and South Bridges were in place within six months and, in October 2004, the venue was officially named Emirates Stadium. The Topping-Out ceremony took place in August 2005 and, a year later, the stadium opened for business.

How many FA Cup have Arsenal won since moving to new stadium?

The trophy haul garnered during Wenger’s first decade in charge have largely evaporated with just two FA Cup wins since the move to Arsenal’s new home at the Emirates Stadium.

Who is the chief executive of Arsenal Football Club?

“The original deal with Emirates was a key facilitator of our move from [previous stadium] Highbury and this next phase of our relationship will be just as critical to keep us at the top of the game in England and Europe,” said Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

When did Arsenal move from Woolwich to Highbury?

If Arsenal’s relocation from Woolwich to Highbury gave the Club a chance to climb the football ladder, the move to Emirates Stadium will help to keep it at the top. It’s hard to overstate the sheer magnitude of the project which took Arsenal from its home of 93 years to a state-of-the-art venue just down the road in 2006.