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Arsenal Stadium
Highbury, "The Home of Football"

Full Name Arsenal Stadium
Location Highbury, London, England
Opened September 6, 1913
Renovated 1932-36, 1992-93
Closed 7 May 2006
Demolished To be redeveloped as housing
Owner Arsenal FC
Operator Arsenal
Construction cost £125,000 (1913 original)
£175,000 (1930s redevelopment)
Architect Archibald Leitch (1913 original)
C. W. Ferrier & W. Binnie (1930s redevelopment)
Tenants
Arsenal
Capacity
38,419 (at closure), 73,000 (peak)
Dimensions
109×73 yds / 100×67 m[1]

Arsenal Stadium was a football stadium in North London, the home ground of Arsenal Football Club between 6 September 1913 and 7 May 2006. It was popularly known as Highbury, being in that area of London. It was given the affectionate and unofficial nickname of "The Home of Football", by both fans[2] and the club.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 169 KB) Summary The North Bank stand of en:Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London. ... Highbury Clock is located just north of Highbury Fields, near the junction of Highbury Barn and Highbury Hill. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (128th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Archibald Leitch (April 27, 1865 – 1939) was a Scottish architect, most famous for his work designing football stadiums throughout the United Kingdom. ... Claude Waterlow Ferrier FRIBA (1879 - 6 July 1935) was a Scottish architect, who specialised in the Art Deco style. ... William Bryce Binnie FRIBA ( 1885/1886 – ?) was a Scottish architect. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... North London is that part of London which is north of the River Thames. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (128th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Highbury Clock is located just north of Highbury Fields, near the junction of Highbury Barn and Highbury Hill. ...


Arsenal Stadium was originally built in 1913 on the site of a local college's recreation ground. It has since been redeveloped twice, the first in the 1930s (from which the still-existing Art Deco East and West Stands date), and the second in the late 1980 and early 1990s following the Taylor Report, during which the terraces at both ends of the pitch were replaced, reducing the stadium's capacity. This reduction, coupled with East Stand's listed building status, has prevented Arsenal from maximising their matchday revenue, so in 2006 the club moved to the nearby and larger Emirates Stadium, constructed by the club as a replacement for Highbury. Since then, Highbury has been undergoing redevelopment to turn it into an apartment complex, with parts of the East and West Stands being incorporated into the new development. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Taylor Report is a document, whose development was overseen by Lord Justice Taylor, concerning the aftermath and causes of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: terrace A terrace may refer to: Terrace (agriculture), a leveled section of a hilly cultivated area, designed to slow or prevent the rapid run-off of irrigation water (see also Lynchet). ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ... The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium located on Ashburton Grove in Holloway, north London, and the home of Arsenal Football Club since it opened in July 2006. ... A red brick apartment block in central London, England, on the north bank of the Thames An apartment building, block of flats or tenement is a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (US) or flats (UK). ...


As well as being home to Arsenal for over 90 years, the stadium also hosted England matches and FA Cup semi-finals, as well as other sports such as boxing, baseball and cricket. Its presence also led to the local Tube station being renamed to "Arsenal" in 1932, making it the only station on the network to be named after a football club. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... Semi-final is the match in a knockout phrase of a competition, usually in sports, where the final four teams/individuals battle out for the Grand Finals. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called pugilism (from Latin), the noble art , prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... The London Underground is an electric railway system that covers much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... Arsenal Tube Station at night Platform of Arsenal tube station - Gillespie Road is still clearly displayed on the wall Arsenal tube station, in Highbury, north London, is a London Underground station located near Arsenal Stadium, the home of Arsenal football club. ...

Contents

Structure

At the time of its closure, the stadium consisted of four separate all-seater stands; the pitch was aligned north-south, with the North Bank Stand and South Stand (popularly known as the Clock End) at the ends. The East and West Stands ran alongside the pitch, and are two of the few examples of British football stands designed in the Art Deco style. The East Stand incorporated the club's offices and was well known for its marble halls, which are often cited in media depictions of the stadium,[4] and the facade that faces onto Avenell Road. The stand is considered architecturally significant enough to have been designated a Grade II listed building.[5] Asheville City Hall. ... Venus de Milo, front. ... West facade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) (Pronounced fa-sa-de) is generally the exterior of a building — especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...


When it closed, Highbury had a capacity of 38,419[6] (approximately 12,500 in the North Bank, 11,000 in the West Stand, 9,000 in the East Stand and 6,000 in the Clock End), all seated, and had Jumbotron screens in the south-east and north-west corners. The stadium's main entrances were on Gillespie Road, Avenell Road and Highbury Hill. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Gillespie Road is a road in Highbury, North London, running east-west along the north side of the Arsenal Stadium, home of Arsenal F.C. Arsenal tube station was originally named Gillespie Road, before being given its current name in 1932 following pressure from the club. ...


Before the Taylor Report and the era of all-seater stadiums in Britain, both the North Bank and Clock End consisted of terracing, and the stadium often saw crowds of up to 60,000 or more; its largest attendance was 73,295 on March 9, 1935 when Arsenal played Sunderland; the game finished 0-0. The Taylor Report is a document, whose development was overseen by Lord Justice Taylor, concerning the aftermath and causes of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. ... Look up terrace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (69th in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Arsenal Stadium was well known for its very small immaculately-kept pitch, which measured only 109×73 yards (100×67 metres).[1] Arsenal's groundsmen, Steve Braddock and his successor Paul Burgess, have won the FA Premier League's Groundsman of the Year award several times.[7] A football field is the playing surface for the game of football (soccer). ... A yard (abbreviation: yd) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system...


History

The original stadium was built in 1913, when Woolwich Arsenal moved from the Manor Ground in Plumstead, South East London to Highbury, leasing the recreation fields of St John's College of Divinity for £20,000. The stadium was hurriedly built over the summer of that year, and was designed by Archibald Leitch, architect of many other football grounds of that era; it featured a single stand on the eastern side, and the other three sides had banked terracing. The new stadium cost £125,000. It opened whilst not yet fully complete, with Arsenal's first match of the 1913-14 season, a 2-1 Second Division win against Leicester Fosse on September 6, 1913; Leicester's Tommy Benfield scored the first goal at the new ground, while George Jobey was the first Arsenal player to do so.[8] Highbury hosted its first England match in 1920. Arsenal bought the stadium site outright in 1925, for £64,000. Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... The Manor Ground in Plumstead, south east London was a football stadium that was the home of Woolwich Arsenal (later renamed Arsenal) between 1888 & 1890, and 1893 & 1913. ... Plumstead (founded circa 980) is a district in the London Borough of Greenwich, with the eastern end of the site of the former Royal Arsenal at its northern boundary and Shooters Hill to the south. ... South East London is an area of London, England. ... Archibald Leitch (April 27, 1865 – 1939) was a Scottish architect, most famous for his work designing football stadiums throughout the United Kingdom. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... From 1892 until 1992, the Football League Second Division was the second highest division overall in English football. ... Leicester City Football Club, (also known as The Foxes) are an English professional football club based in the city of Leicester. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... George Jobey (1886 – May 1962) was an English football player and manager. ... First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


No significant portion of Leitch's original stadium remains today, following a series of bold redevelopments during the 1930s. The first of these was the West Stand, designed by Claude Waterlow Ferrier and William Binnie in the Art Deco style, which opened in 1932;[5] the same year, on November 5, the local Tube station was renamed from ""Gillespie Road" to "Arsenal". Leitch's main stand was demolished to make way for a new East Stand, matching the West, in 1936. The West Stand cost £45,000 while the East Stand went far over budget and ended up costing £130,000, mainly thanks to the expense of the facade.[9] The North Bank terrace was given a roof, and the southern terrace had a clock fitted to its front, giving it the name "The Clock End." The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... Claude Waterlow Ferrier FRIBA (1879 - 6 July 1935) was a Scottish architect, who specialised in the Art Deco style. ... William Bryce Binnie FRIBA ( 1885/1886 – ?) was a Scottish architect. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... The London Underground is an electric railway system that covers much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... Arsenal Tube Station at night Platform of Arsenal tube station - Gillespie Road is still clearly displayed on the wall Arsenal tube station, in Highbury, north London, is a London Underground station located near Arsenal Stadium, the home of Arsenal football club. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A wrist watch A clock (from the Latin cloca, bell) is an instrument for measuring time. ...


For the next 50 years, the stadium changed little, although during World War II the North Bank terrace was bombed and had to be rebuilt; the roof was not restored until 1956. Floodlights were fitted in 1951, with the first floodlit match being a friendly against Hapoel Tel Aviv on October 17 of that year. Undersoil heating was added in 1964. Unlike at many other grounds, Arsenal refused to install perimeter fencing, even at the height of hooliganism in the 1980s, a decision that saw it struck off the list of eligible FA Cup semi-final venues.[10] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Modern stage lighting is a flexible tool in the production of theatre, dance, opera and other performance arts. ... Hapoel Tel Aviv (Hebrew: ‎) is an Israeli football club,The club is competing in Ligat haAl, the primary Israeli football league. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Under-soil heating is a method used in football stadiums which heats the underside of the pitch to avoid any bad weather, such as snow and ice, from building up and ultimately avoids the club from having to postpone any matches. ... A fence in Westtown Township, Pennsylvania A fence is a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...


In the early 1990s, the Taylor report on the Hillsborough disaster was published, which recommended that football stadiums become all-seater. The North Bank, which had become home of Arsenal's most passionate supporters, was demolished in 1992, and a new all-seater stand opened in its place the following year. During the work, a giant mural of fans was placed behind the goal at that end, to give the illusion that the players were kicking towards a crowd rather than a construction site. The mural initially attracted criticism for its absence of black fans, which was quickly rectified.[11] The Clock End meanwhile had been redeveloped, with a roof, seating and executive boxes fitted in 1989. The Taylor Report is a document, whose development was overseen by Lord Justice Taylor, concerning the aftermath and causes of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. ... The Memorial at Hillsborough. ...


Closure and redevelopment

An artist's impression of how the developed apartment complex will look.

The post-Taylor capacity of Highbury was limited to 38,419, while Arsenal's success during the 1990s and 2000s meant that virtually every home match was filled to near total capacity. The logical choice for the club would have been to expand the stadium to increase matchday revenues; however, restrictions such as the East Stand's status as a listed building made any future expansion difficult and expensive. Eventually, Arsenal decided to leave Highbury, and construct a new stadium, the Emirates Stadium in nearby Ashburton Grove, which opened in July 2006. For their final season at Highbury (2005-06), Arsenal ran a series of promotions honouring the stadium's legacy. A commemorative logo was designed, featuring the club's traditional Art Deco crest from the 1930s, which was prominently displayed around the grounds as well as on club publications, the official website, club membership cards and merchandise. On the field, Arsenal temporarily set aside their traditional red shirts with white sleeves for the season and adopted a solid redcurrant shirt, the colour they wore during their first season at Highbury in 1913-14. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium located on Ashburton Grove in Holloway, north London, and the home of Arsenal Football Club since it opened in July 2006. ... The 2005-2006 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


The club's history at Highbury was also celebrated through a series of "Themed Matchdays", where home matches commemorated a particular event, series of events or important figure in the club's history. Examples included "Kits Day", "London Derbies Day", "Arsène Wenger Day" and "Dennis Bergkamp Day".[12] Arsenal's last defeat at Highbury came on February 1, 2006, when West Ham won 3-2 in an FA Premier League game (coincidentally, West Ham became the first team to defeat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium). The last European game at the stadium saw Arsenal defeat Villarreal CF by one goal to nil in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final on April 18, 2006, with Kolo Toure scoring the stadium's final European goal. Arsenal's final game at the stadium was their FA Premier League match on 7 May 2006 against Wigan Athletic, which they won 4-2, with their all-time leading goal scorer, Thierry Henry, getting a hat trick. Arsène Wenger, OBE (born October 22, 1949 in Strasbourg) is a French football manager. ... Dennis Nicolaas Maria Bergkamp (born May 10, 1969 in Amsterdam) is a retired Dutch professional footballer. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The West Ham United Crest West Ham United F.C are a professional English football club based in East London. ... The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium located on Ashburton Grove in Holloway, north London, and the home of Arsenal Football Club since it opened in July 2006. ... Villarreal Club de Fútbol SAD, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Vila-real, a small town close to Castellón de la Plana. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Kolo Abib Touré (born March 19, 1981), is an Ivorian footballer. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (128th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Wigan Athletic Football Club are a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. ... Thierry Daniel Henry (born 17 August 1977 in Les Ulis, Essonne, France) (IPA: ) is a French football player who plays as a striker for the France national team, and for the English club Arsenal, where he is the clubs all-time leading scorer in both league matches and all... A hat-trick in sports is associated with succeeding at anything three times in three consecutive attempts. ...


After the stadium's closure, Arsenal held an auction to sell off many of the stadium's parts, including pieces of the pitch, the goalposts and former manager George Graham's desk;[13] sale of the stadium's seats had to be cancelled, however, after it was found they contained trace amounts of the toxic metal cadmium.[14] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In Association Football (soccer), the word goal refers to both the result of a score and the physical structure that defines when a score has occurred. ... George Graham (born November 30, 1944 in Bargeddie, Lanarkshire) is a Scottish football player and manager. ... An old SEAT 600 SEAT is a Volkswagen subsidiary and one of the leading car makers in Spain. ... General Name, Symbol, Number cadmium, Cd, 48 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 5, d Appearance silvery gray metallic Atomic mass 112. ...


With the club's departure to Emirates Stadium, Arsenal Stadium is currently (as of 2007) being redeveloped and converted into apartments, in a project known as "Highbury Square". The North Bank and Clock End stands have already been demolished, with the famous clock having been moved to the new stadium; the exteriors of the listed Art Deco East Stand and the matching West Stand are being preserved and incorporated into the new developments, while the rest of the stands' structures have been removed; the walls are currently supported by scaffolding. The pitch will become a communal garden. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. ...


In June 2005 Arsenal received planning consent for a scheme that will see 711 properties built on the site. In October 2005 the proposed apartments went on sale; as of May 2006 all properties in the North, East and West Stands had been taken. The apartments are expected to be ready by 2010.


Photo gallery

Highbury's other roles

As well as being home to Arsenal, Highbury occasionally functioned as a home stadium for England matches; 12 internationals were played at Highbury from 1920 to 1961, most of them being friendlies. These included both England's first full home international against opposition outside of Great Britain and Ireland (Belgium in 1923), and the "Battle of Highbury", England's famous 3-2 win over World Champions Italy in 1932, where seven Arsenal players started the match. Highbury was also used as a football venue for two matches in the 1948 London Olympics (a first-round match and a quarter-final[15]), although it did not host any games in the 1966 FIFA World Cup or Euro 96, both of which were held in England; by the time of the latter, the pitch had been ruled too small for international football. First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in... The Battle of Highbury was the name given to the football match between England and Italy that took place on November 14, 1934 at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London. ... The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been awarded to the world champions since 1974. ... (Redirected from 1948 Summer Olympic Games) The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 in United Kingdom. ... Qualifying countries The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from July 11 to July 30. ... The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 96) was hosted by England. ...


Highbury was the venue for twelve FA Cup semi-finals as a neutral ground, the first in 1929 and the last in 1997, although between 1984 and 1992 it was off the FA's list of approved venues, after Arsenal's refusal to install perimeter fencing following a pitch invasion by Everton fans during their semi-final against Southampton.[10] It also hosted the London XI's home leg against Lausanne Sports in the 1955-58 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup semi-finals; London won 2-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.[16] Clapton Orient also played a single home game at Highbury in 1930 while their own ground, Lea Bridge Road, underwent development work to meet League standards. Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... A pitch invasion occurs when a crowd of people who are watching a sports game run onto the field, to celebrate or protest about an incident, for example in games of football or cricket. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Southampton Football Club is a professional English football team, nicknamed The Saints and based in the city of Southampton. ... The London XI was an association football representative team, specially created to take part in a Europe-wide competition, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, the precursor of todays UEFA Cup. ... Lausanne Sports (also referred to as FC Lausanne-Sport) is a sports club from Lausanne, Switzerland. ... The first Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (the pre-cursor to the UEFA Cup) took place over three seasons from 1955 to 1958. ... The Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was a European football competition played between 1955 and 1970. ... Leyton Orient F.C. are an English football team promoted at the end of the 2005/6 season to League One of the Football League. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Arsenal did not always play their home matches at Highbury in the 93 years they were based there. During the Second World War the stadium was used as an ARP station and was bombed; Arsenal played their matches at White Hart Lane, home of deadly rivals Tottenham Hotspur, until Highbury re-opened in 1946. More recently, Arsenal's home UEFA Champions League matches in the 1998-99 and 1999-00 seasons were played at Wembley Stadium, as Highbury's already limited capacity had to be reduced to accommodate advertising hoardings. Arsenal's record at Wembley (P6 W2 D1 L3) was none too impressive, and after two seasons the club switched back to playing at Highbury, not least because since Wembley closed for rebuilding in October 2000, it would not have been able to host their 2000-01 campaign. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Air Raid Precautions (ARP) was an organization in the United Kingdom dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air-raids. ... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb produced in the United States. ... For the railway station of the same name, see White Hart Lane railway station. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club, who play in the Premier League. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1998-99 season of the UEFA Champions League football club tournament was won by Manchester United, coming back from a goal down in the last two minutes of injury time to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 in a memorable final. ... The 1999-2000 season of the UEFA Champions League was won by Real Madrid, who had clinched an historic 8th title win, against fellow La Liga side, Valencia. ... Wembley Stadium was a football stadium located in Wembley, London. ... Commercialism redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Billboard toppling be merged into this article or section. ... The 2000-01 season of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament was won by Bayern Munich on penalties against runners-up Valencia CF. It was their fourth UEFA Champions League win. ...


Highbury has also hosted several cricket and baseball matches, and was the venue for the 1966 World Heavyweight boxing title bout between Henry Cooper and Muhammad Ali, which Ali won. It has featured on the silver screen as well, having been the backdrop to at least two movies: The Arsenal Stadium Mystery, and Fever Pitch. For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left, throwing a left uppercut) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called pugilism (from Latin), the noble art , prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight... Sir Henry Cooper OBE, (born May 3, 1934), is a former British heavyweight boxer. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... The Arsenal Stadium Mystery is a 1939 British film, and is one of the first feature films where football is a central element in the plot. ... This article is about the Nick Hornby book and related films. ...


Final record of results

Arsenal's complete competitive record at Highbury is as follows:[17]

Competition P W D L F A Win %
League[18] 1689 981 412 296 3372 1692 58%
FA Cup[19] 142 92 32 18 305 123 65%
League Cup 98 69 14 15 195 74 70%
Europe[20] 76 50 17 9 153 60 66%
Charity Shield 5 4 0 1 13 6 80%
Total 2010 1196 475 339 4038 1955 60%

England's record at Highbury is as follows:[21] Note: for the full results of all FA Cup finals, see FA Cup Final The FA Cup - this is the fourth trophy, in use since 1992, and identical in design to the third trophy introduced in 1911. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ...

Competition P W D L F A Win %
World Cup Qualifiers 1 1 0 0 4 1 100%
British Home Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 0%
Friendly matches[22] 10 8 2 0 42 12 80%
Total 12 9 2 1 47 15 75%

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Footnotes and references

  1. ^ a b Questions & Answers. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  2. ^ Parry, Chris. The Home of Football. Arsenal World. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  3. ^ Old Highbury. Flickr. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  4. ^ Garrett, Alexander. "Pool, gym, garden, marble halls...", The Observer, 2006-09-24. Retrieved on 2007-01-23. 
  5. ^ a b A Conservation Plan for Highbury Stadium, London p.7. Islington Council. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  6. ^ Arsenal Stadium, Highbury. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  7. ^ Leading Light. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  8. ^ Arsenal's First Game at Highbury. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  9. ^ Soar, Phil & Tyler, Martin (2005). The Official Illustrated History of Arsenal. Hamlyn, pp.75-76. ISBN 0-600-61344-5. 
  10. ^ a b Hornby, Nick (1992). Fever Pitch. Indigo, pp.142-3. ISBN 1-84018-900-2. 
  11. ^ Gleiber, Steve. Arsenal Football Club - The Glorious History, 1987 to today. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  12. ^ Themed Matchdays. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  13. ^ "The Highbury Auction - Arsenal under the hammer", Yahoo! UK & Ireland News, 2006-04-19. Retrieved on 2007-01-23. 
  14. ^ "Toxic fears hit Highbury auction", BBC Sport, 2006-05-10. Retrieved on 2007-01-23. 
  15. ^ XIV. Olympiad London 1948 Football Tournament. RSSSF. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  16. ^ Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1955-58 Results. FootballSite.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  17. ^ Arsenal at Highbury - a complete record. Arsenal.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  18. ^ Includes Premier League, First Division and Second Division.
  19. ^ One of these matches, a 5-1 win over Farnborough Town in 2004, was officially an "away" match, but after the draw the venue was switched to Highbury at Farnborough's request.
  20. ^ Includes Champions League, Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Cup and European Super Cup.
  21. ^ England's Matches at London Grounds. England Football Online. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.
  22. ^ One of these matches was a 3-0 win against a "Rest of Europe" side in 1938; although caps were awarded at the time, FIFA have since struck it from their records as an official international. The Football Association continues to recognise it as an official match. Reference: England's Official Internationals: The Disputed Matches. England Football Online. Retrieved on 2007-01-23.

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Further reading

  • Glanville, Brian (2006). Arsenal Stadium History: The Official Illustrated History of Highbury Stadium. Hamlyn. ISBN 0600612171. 
  • Smith, Bruce (2005). Highbury: The Story of Arsenal Stadium. Mainstream. ISBN 1845960122. 
  • Spurling, Jon (2006). Highbury: The Story of Arsenal in N5. Orion. ISBN 075287344X. 

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External links

  • Farewell To Highbury Official tribute on Arsenal.com
  • Highbury Square Official website of the redevelopment project
  • Arsenal Stadium History and photos at Keke's Stadium Mania
  • Highbury Photos at The Stadium Guide

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