Arsenal Stadium Tour

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Hear it from the Arsenal heros on this Emirates Stadium Tour! The home of Arsenal FC since 2006 this impressive ยฃ470 million venue seats 60 361 fans on match day and is the third largest of the all the stadia in England. Your experience gives you a self-guided audio tour with recorded commentary giving you insights into the life of the club by current and past players. If you opt for the stadium tour and meal you will dine in your choice of restaurant just outside the Emirates ground. The history of Arsenal goes back to 1886 when workers from the Woolwich Arsenal Artillery formed a teamย  known as Dial Square to play football. As Arsenal FC the club played their matches at Highbury for 93 years before heading 500m further south west in Islington to the state of the art Emirates (or Ashburton Grove for some Gooners fans). ‘The Grove’ has set the design standard for new football venues around the world with it’s oval layout 152 executive boxes and transparent metal glass sides all sparkling in the north London skyline. As you walk up to the stadium for the start of your tour of Arsenal’s home ground it is certainly impressive yet just yards away from the bustle of the capital. The first thing you’ll see are the new ‘The Spirit of Highbury’ murals depicting epic moments in the club’s history andย  some of the best-loved players who have donned a Gunners shirt such as Cesc Fabregas Ian Wright and Robin van Persie. Star players Thierry Henry and Tony Adams along with former manager Herbert Chapman have even been immortalised in Arsenal history with statues! This tour is self-guided which means at the entrance to the Emirates stadium you’ll be given an audio kit and plan so you can listen as you walk and discover what’s behind closed doors. Head to the changing area and hear a pre-match pep talk from the manager one final kit check and head through the red tunnel and out onto the pitch as the crowd applauds and then find out what it’s like for the post-match interviews. All Gooners will love this Arsenal tour as you get to have a good look round the stadium where those top stars play under the watchful eye of Arsene Wenger who has been manager at the club since 1996. You can see the pristine turf of the finely manicured Emirates pitch close up admire the emblematic cannon design created by white chairs in the East Stand right opposite where the players come outย  of the dressing rooms and see the vastness of all those thousands of seats from the same point of view as the footballers. Your Emirates stadium tour also gives you access to the newly installed Arsenal FC museum which is based in the Northern Triangle building within the concourse of the club. You’ll see the marble sculptures that used to adorn the Art Deco style of the Highbury Road ground loads of Arsenal memorabilia such as Alan Smith’s shirt from the 1994 European Cup Winners Cup match and lots of interactive exhibits and videos that will have Gunners supporters of all ages enthralled.

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