- Address: Hornsey Road, London
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 60,000
- Opened: 22 July 2006
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Arsenal (football)
Extra stadium info – Emirates Stadium
The construction of the venue started in 2004. Its construction costs were £390 million. The stadium opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in the United Kingdom. In May 2008, it hosted its first-ever concert. The Emirates Stadium has been the home of Arsenal Football Club, one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world, since 2006. Arsenal, also known as The Gunners, was founded in 1886 under a different name. Arsenal FC are among the first sports clubs with 10 million followers on their main social media page.
The English top-flight football league
The Gunners won the English top division in 1931 for the first time in their history. Arsenal gathered 66 points in 42 matches in that domestic league season. Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth FC, Huddersfield Town, Derby County, Middlesbrough FC, Manchester City, Liverpool FC and the Blackburn Rovers also finished in the top 10 of the English top division that year. Leeds United and Manchester United were relegated in 1931.
In 1991, Arsenal became the second club with 10 English top-flight football league titles. They drew an average home league attendance of 36,000 in 19 home games in that league season. Liverpool Football Club became the first club with 10 English top-flight football league titles in 1977. In 1996, Manchester United Football Club became the third club with 10 English top-flight football league titles.
The 2006 UEFA Champions League final
Arsenal FC reached the final of the UEFA Champions League, the European championship for football clubs, in 2006 for the first time in their history. The Gunners lost the match against the Spanish side FC Barcelona in Saint-Denis in front of 79,000 fans. It was the first final of the European championship for football clubs with a club from London.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur
In 2008, Chelsea became the second club from London in the final of the tournament. They defeated Manchester United in the final. Tottenham Hotspur became the third club from London in a UEFA Champions League final. They lost their first-ever European championship final against Liverpool FC in front of 63,000 spectators. Chelsea played in the first UEFA Champions League final between two English clubs and Tottenham Hotspur played in the second UEFA Champions League final between two English clubs.