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Arsenal crest outside Emirates Stadium

Welcome to the Arsenal Stadium section. The new Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club, opened on 22 July 2006 and is the sporting heart of Islington.

On these pages you’ll find all you need to know about match day arrangements, background information on the stadium and useful contacts.

For more information on Arsenal FC, including details of forthcoming matches at Emirates stadium, please click the Arsenal link on the right, under Useful Websites.

Further information

Highbury & Islington station - there is no down escalator service until mid-October 2013

Transport for London would like to remind passengers using Highbury & Islington station of the following:

While escalator refurbishment work takes place there will be no down escalator service.  Access to the Victoria and National Rail platforms is via stairs only and there will be delays of up to 90 minutes to enter the station after events at the Emirates Stadium.

To avoid these delays, you can make your return journey via Archway or Angel stations instead, using the signed walking routes.  If you use Highbury & Islington please note that queuing will be on the south side of Holloway Road. You must follow the route down Holloway Road as no access to the station or the queuing system will be available from Highbury Fields. 

Please note that Arsenal and Finsbury Park tube stations will be operating as normal. 

To plan your journey please visit

Click on the links under the main navigation list on the left side of this page, for information on the following: 

Transport Information – here you'll learn more about match day parking and road closures, and how to get to and from the stadium.

Match Information – find out more about upcoming Arsenal first team and other matches at the stadium.

Streets Around Arsenal – these pages detail how we manage street trading, litter, noise and light pollution on match days.

New Residents – if you are new to the borough, you’ll need to know how you might be affected on match days. 

Arsenal Stadium Planning – find out more about the planning history of the stadium and developments at Highbury Square.

Community Benefits – read about the benefits the stadium has brought to Islington.

Contact Details

If you want to speak to an officer about any of these issues, please call 020 7527 2000

If you live locally and want to know the dates of  matches and events at Emirates Stadium you can sign up for an email update from Arsenal by sending a blank email to:

You can call the Arsenal match and event information line on 0844 931 22 11 for a recorded message about the latest match date, parking, road closure and public transport arrangements. Please note that calls cost 6p plus up to 3p per minute from a BT Calling Plan. Mobile and other providers' charges may vary.


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