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Emirates Stadium Northern Entryway

Emirates Stadium Northern Entryway

Back in January when we were in London, I was sent on a mission to get pictures of Emirates Stadium for my nephew, who is a fan of Arsenal Football Club. Since it really was unfair that I was within a football's throw of live matches while my brother and nephew suffered back home with only Futbol Mondial for comfort, I was happy to oblige. However, sending the pictures was another story- they jammed the email boxes and exceeded storage. So now they're here for everyone to enjoy, but especially for Patrick.


Emirates from Due North

Emirates from Due North

When your mom told me Arsenal was your team I was very excited to be able to go find where they played for you. :)
This was the way I approached the stadium. You go over a pedestrian bridge and arrive on this huge plaza to the north of the stadium which kind of reminded me of how Riverfront used to look. To the right of where I stood to take this picture there was an Arsenal museum.


Arsenal Swag Booth

Arsenal Swag Booth

This would be where you spent all your money if you were here for a match.


Arsenal Map

Arsenal Map

I snapped this so you could see what the whole complex looked like. This was on the due west side of the stadium


Arsenal Neighborhood

Arsenal Neighborhood

This is the neighborhood directly south of Emirates Stadium. It looks like a lot of redevelopment is going on right now. So if you want a flat where you can walk to the matches and practices, better buy it now before the price goes up. ;)


Arsenal Cannons

Arsenal Cannons

This is what sits right in front of the Southern Entrance. I went down to take another picture of them for you and that's when I discovered the Arsenal Armoury (their fan shop- and yes, the British spell Armory with a 'U') and decided you needed more than just some pictures. Directly behind these guns below the steps to the arena is where the shop is.


Emirates from the South

Emirates from the South

Here's a picture at the bottom of the steps, taken from the street you could see in the neighborhood picture. The cannons are just outside of the camera shot on the left. You can see part of the sign for the Armoury, too.


British Do Things a Wee Bit Differently

British Do Things a Wee Bit Differently

This just cracked me up. It was on the east side of the stadium where it starts to widen out into the plaza for the north side. I peeked inside, of course. It was just a concrete pad for the dogs to go, some clean up stuff for the guide dog owner and a sink to wash hands. It's actually pretty thoughtful. But I thought it was the funniest thing I'd seen all day.


Arsenaltube

Arsenaltube

Emirates Stadium has its own Tube stop. That's subway to you and me since we live in the US. Actually, it's BART to me and something like the El to you if you ever went on it in Chicago. But whatever you call it, it's the fastest way to get to the football fields on match day.