How to get to Emirates Stadium
Getting to Emirates Stadium is easy, no matter where you’re travelling from. There are three tube stations within walking distance of the stadium. Arsenal train station on the Piccadilly Line is just three minutes’ walk from the grounds, whilst Finsbury Park (on the Victoria and Piccadilly lines) and Highbury & Islington (on the Victoria line) are both around a ten-minute walk.
Alternatively, you can take the train to Emirates Stadium. Finsbury Park is a Great Northern rail station and Highbury & Islington is on both the North London Line and Great Northern rail. There’s also an overground stop at Finsbury Park. If you’re coming from London Euston, the most direct route for getting to Arsenal stadium is to take the Victoria line to Highbury & Islington, then a short walk to the grounds.
There are also multiple bus routes taking you within a ten-minute walk of the stadium, and there is secure bike parking if you want to travel on two wheels. Driving to Emirates Stadium is strongly discouraged for everyone other than blue badge holders.
What to do at Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium is the home of the Premier League football club, Arsenal, and it plays host to the club’s home games. It also hosts UEFA Cup games, for which it’s known as Arsenal Stadium, and has hosted numerous international friendly football matches.
As well as football, Emirates Stadium is used as a conference centre, and it hosted a summit between Gordon Brown, then the British Prime Minister, and Nicolas Sarkozy, at the time the French President. It’s also been used to host auditions for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, and it was featured in Celebrity Masterchef in 2016.
The stadium is also a concert venue, and the first band to play here was Bruce Springsteen in 2008.
About Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium is the fourth-largest football stadium in England. With a capacity of 60,260, it comes behind Wembley, Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - although the capacity is increased to 72,000 when used as a music venue.
The stadium was completed in 2006, replacing Arsenal’s former stadium Highbury. Since 2009, it’s been going through a process of “Arsenalisation” to make it a “visible stronghold of all things Arsenal”, including a shrine to all Arsenal players since the club’s formation, and murals of the greatest moments in the club’s history.
Concerts at Emirates Stadium
While Emirates Stadium is a famous venue around the world for its sporting achievements, it’s also an excellent concert venue, with several international artists having played here. The first live music act here was Bruce Springsteen in 2008, who has been followed by world-class performers including Coldplay, Muse, Green Day and The Killers. It also hosted the Capital FM Summertime Ball in 2009, with performances from Calvin Harris, Katy Perry and Mark Ronson.
As an evening entertainment venue, Emirates Stadium is conveniently located for train and tube travel, no matter where you’re coming from or where you’re headed after the gig. Due to the capacity of concerts at Emirates Stadium, train travel is the preferred and quickest method of travel for concert-goers, whether you get off at Finsbury Park and walk 10 minutes or hop off at one of the three close tube stations.
Emirates Stadium Tours
Home to Premier League club Arsenal, Emirates Stadium is predominantly renowned for its sporting achievements and other major events held here. If you’re a big sporting fan and you’re not travelling on a game day, the Emirates Stadium tour is one you don’t want to miss - even if you’re not an Arsenal supporter.
At Avanti, we make it easy for you to go behind the scenes and visit Emirates Stadium on a dedicated tour. Tickets for a tour of Emirates Stadium start at just £27 and allow you to explore the ‘off-limits’ areas of the ground, including a walk down the player’s tunnel and a special look at the first team’s dressing room.
Emirates Stadium tour tickets can be purchased directly from Avanti and bought alongside your rail tickets, ensuring it’s easy for you to make a day of your experience. Travelling to Emirates Stadium by train is convenient, with three tube stations close by and Finsbury Park Station just 10 minutes away.