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Emirates Stadium restrictions

Find out about additional parking restrictions on Arsenal home match days.

When there is a football match or event at the Emirates Stadium additional parking controls which prioritise parking for local residents and businesses come into operation. This means that controlled parking zones (CPZs) have extra operating hours. Any yellow lines will be enforced during the match day hours.

Find out when Arsenal are playing at home

Visit Arsenal's website to find out about matches at the Emirates Stadium. 

Arsenal FC has also set up an automated calendar download service to notify supporters and local residents when match dates are set.

The parking controls are to prevent stadium visitors from using local parking spaces.

The extra CPZ operating hours are:


Emirates zones (H and J)  will operate 8.30am - 6.30pm

Most other zones operate 8.30am - 4.30pm

Sundays and bank holidays:

12 noon - 4.30pm

You will know when the additional controls are due to come into effect from additional notices on the parking CPZ signs.

These will normally be displayed three days before a home match or stadium held event.

Where the scheme operates

See our matchday map

This map also shows the locations of the entry signs to the area which give advanced warning of events and tell you when additional operating hours are enforced.

Parking suspensions around the Emirates Stadium

When there is an event at the Emirates, some parking bays around the stadium are suspended. Please check the signs for details of future suspensions.The date of the next event will be shown at the bottom of the sign.

Parking bays on Drayton Park - between Benwell Road and Bryantwood Road - will be suspended when the location is required for coach parking.

Events hotline

If you would like information about parking near the Emirates, or to see if fixtures or events are taking place at the stadium you can phone the Events Hotline on 0207 619 5000. Customer Service agents on this number can provide information about upcoming events, parking and other street issues in the surrounding area. 

People-friendly streets restrictions during match days

The Highbury people-friendly streets trial is designed to accommodate regular match day arrangements. The trial will not prevent residents from driving to and from their homes when Emirate's Stadium restrictions are in operation. 

To ensure residents can access their roads on match days, the traffic filters at Aubert Park and Highbury Place/Calabria Road will be suspended during the match day restrictions. Enforcement signage at the suspended traffic filters will be covered up during the suspension and removed once the road restrictions are lifted after the match. 

In June 2022, we are replacing the signage at the camera-enforced traffic filters that are suspended for periods on match days with new foldable signage. The signs will be fixed position with a blank sign showing when the traffic filters are suspended to make the status of the traffic filter clear for residents and local people. 

The suspension of the Aubert Park filter will let residents living on Stavordale Road, Martineau Road, and Highbury Hill (between the junctions of Martineau Road and Aubert Park) access their roads, to prevent them being trapped when Drayton Park is closed to motor traffic. The suspension of the Highbury Place/Calabria Road filter will allow residents living in the Highbury Fields area an alternative route along Baalbec Road. This is because the temporary closure of Drayton Park on match days will prevent residents from using the new access route leading to Fieldway Crescent via Horsell Road.

The road closure at the junction of Ronalds Road and Horsell Road which is being removed as part of the people-friendly streets neighbourhood trial, will be temporarily reinstated on match days and operated by Arsenal stewards. This will mean that access arrangements for residents of Witherington Road, and sections of Arvon Road, Ronalds Road and Horsell Road, will remain as they are now on match days.

See the map of the Highbury people-friendly streets neighbourhood


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