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Highbury

Highbury
Address:Highbury
Avenell Road
N5 1BU
London
Map & Directions: Multimap.co.uk
Telephone: (020) 7704 4000
Fax: (020) 7704 4001
Box Office:(020) 7704 4040
Club: Arsenal

Ground Profile

In 1913 'Woolwich Arsenal' leased a 21 acre site which was named 'Highbury'. As the ground development was funded by proceeds from gate receipts, the transition of the ground was a long and time-consuming matter. In 1925 the club were able to buy the ground outright. A new west was opened which increased the capacity and enabled a record gate of 73,295 to witness the visit of Sunderland in 1935.

Both the North Bank and the Clock Stand's were re-developed in the late 1990's but today's capacity is limited to just 38,500. Originally there were plans to make Highbury a 45,000 stadium but that was decided still to be too small. Demand for tickets heavily outweighs supply, and with this in mind, the club decided to look for an alternative site to develop. In November of 2002 Arsenal received planning permission for a new 60,000 all seater stadium just half a mile down the road at Ashburton, presently an industrial site. The move to Ashburton will achieved with the support of Islington Council and it is hoped that this will bring Arsenal the financial muscle to match any club in the world. Completion of the new stadium is scheduled for some stage during 2005.

 Internet Stories: 59 articles
Liverpool goalkeeper Alex Manninger catches up with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger... 19 years after signing for the Frenchman   - 15/08/2016
Arsene Wenger brought Alex Manninger to Highbury in the summer of 1997 as cover for David Seaman, but after an injury to the England No 1, the Austrian went on to play a key role in the title run-in. www.dailymail.co.uk
Fleetwood Town 0-5 Liverpool: Marko Grujic, Lucas and Roberto Firmino score as Danny Ings misses first-half penalty - 13/07/2016
DOMINIC KING AT HIGHBURY STADIUM: Marko Grujic launched his Liverpool career in the best possible manner as he marked his debut with a goal in a facile win at Fleetwood. www.dailymail.co.uk
Arsenal FC news: Fans get emotional ten years on from leaving Highbury – 'I miss it so much!' - 07/05/2016
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Scunthorpe unveil Graham Alexander as manager on a three-and-a-half year deal - 22/03/2016
Graham Alexander has been appointed manager of Scunthorpe United on a three-and-a-half year contract. The former Fleetwood boss departed Highbury Stadium last year. www.dailymail.co.uk