[17], The Clock End was redeveloped in 1988–89 with the addition of a roof and 48 executive boxes,[18] while seating was fitted into the remaining standing area in 1993. [37] Sale of the stadium's seats had to be cancelled after it was found they contained trace amounts of the toxic metal cadmium. [7] On 5 November the same year the local Tube station was renamed from Gillespie Road to Arsenal. Check out our exclusive Wallpapers for desktop and mobile today! Despite local opposition to the move, from residents and other north London football clubs, the deeds were signed early in 1913. 8 of 13 The first reconstruction came in the 1930s from which the Art Deco East and West Stands date. It featured a single stand on the eastern side and the other three sides had banked terracing. The Australian rugby league team suffered the first loss of their 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain at Highbury to an English side 4 points to 5 before approximately 12,000 spectators. Their resulting 50,495 sq m scheme retains the characteristics of the former stadium … View a wide range of flats to rent in Highbury Stadium Square, London N5 with Primelocation. [23] The old stand had received a fitting send off with a 5–1 defeat of Southampton, though the new stand had a less auspicious start, the first game being a surprise 0–3 defeat to Coventry City with all three goals coming from striker Micky Quinn. "The project team have done an amazing job in retaining Highbury’s class and characteristics. I went to my first game at the age of ten. Monday: 07:30-18:00: Tuesday: 07:30-18:00: Wednesday: 07:30-18:00: Thursday: 07:30-18:00: Friday: 07:30-18:00 Call us 02037803021. The match saw England defeat Australia 5–4 in front of 12,000 fans. [41], Arsenal's clock was moved from Highbury to the outer side of the new stadium, with a new larger version of the feature added inside the ground in August 2010. The marble entrance to the stadium at the East Stand of Highbury, which has a bust statue of Herbert Chapman, the manager who transformed Arsenal in the 30s into a major football club. As well as being home to Arsenal, it also hosted games as home stadium for England matches; 12 internationals were played at Highbury from 1920 to 1961, most of them being friendlies. In the early years of the 20 th century Arsenal played its matches at Manor Ground, which lay in the south of London near Greenwich, when then-chairman Henry Norris decided to move the … Highbury was Arsenal’s home from 1913 until May 2006, when the Club moved to its new 60,000 capacity Emirates Stadium. Highbury has also hosted several cricket games and also baseball matches involving American servicemen between 1916 and 1919. [51] It has featured on the silver screen as well, having been the backdrop for at least two movies: The Arsenal Stadium Mystery, and Fever Pitch. The manor house was situated by what is now the east side of Hornsey Road near the junction with Seven Sisters Road. [4] Its presence also led to the local London Underground station being renamed to Arsenal in 1932, making it the only station on the Underground network to be named after a football club. It was popularly known as "Highbury" due to its location and was given the affectionate nickname of the "Home of Football" by the club. [50] It was the venue for the 1966 World Heavyweight boxing title bout between Henry Cooper and Muhammad Ali, which Ali won. [32] The stadium opened in July 2006; Arsenal's offices were moved to a new building, Highbury House, which was named in commemoration of the former stadium.[33]. It represents the Clock End Stand of Highbury Stadium during the late eighties, just before the 1988/1989 redevelopment. There was a second development; the first phase was completed in 1989 which added executive boxes to the Clock End, and afterwards in 1993 a new North Bank Stand was constructed, both following the recommendations of the Taylor Report which replaced the terraces to make the stadium an all-seater with four stands. 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. 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. After the club moved to their new stadium upon the conclusion of the 2005–2006 season, Highbury was redeveloped as a residential development known as Highbury Square, with the Clock End and North Bank stands being demolished; parts of the East and West Stands remained and were incorporated into the new development due to their listed status. In a bid to revive the Gunners fortunes, and to increase the supporter base, Norris decided to move the Club. His initial plan was to merge Fulham and Woolwich Arsenal, but the proposal was rejected by the Football League. Highbury Stadium is now a stunning property development (Image: Right Move) Die-hard Arsenal fans, or those old enough to remember, will have watched Arsenal play at Highbury. [55], Arsenal's complete competitive record at Highbury is as follows:[56], England's record at Highbury is as follows:[57], FA Cup semi-finals held at Highbury are listed below. Not because of its size - it was incredibly small - but because of its art-deco style of architecture. 2 of 13 OUR COMPANY. For their final season at Highbury (2005–06) Arsenal ran a series of promotions honouring the stadium's legacy. He was then told by the League that it was a conflict of interests to control both clubs, and so he chose to concentrate his efforts on Woolwich Arsenal — the first London club to turn professional and the first to be admitted to the League. When it closed, Highbury had a capacity of 38,419[26] (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. [54], Arsenal's biggest win at Highbury came on 9 January 1932, with an 11–1 victory over Darwen in the FA Cup. However, further attempts to expand the stadium were blocked by the community, and the resulting reduction in capacity and matchday revenue eventually led to Arsenal opting to build a new stadium, to become known as the Emirates Stadium in nearby Islington. With a capacity of over 60,000, it is the third-largest football stadium in England after Wembley and Old Trafford. The new North Bank Stand contained a museum and a concourse with video arcades, bars, confectionery counters, souvenir shops and fast-food stands. The project also includes over 70 apartments that are shared equity/affordable housing, and also includes apartments that have been designed for disabled and wheelchair occupancy, and there is now only limited availability on all apartments in the development. In October 2005 the proposed flats went on sale; as of May 2006 all properties in the North, East and West Stands had been taken. Residents of Highbury Square will have access to a full range of amenities including a fitness centre, 24-hour concierge service and underground car parking. [13] The floodlights that adorn Dalymount Park, once stood at the Arsenal stadium. ", "Emirates Stadium's new Clock – Pictures | News Archive", "GGM 39: Seven Gunners selected for England | History", "Most Players from a Single Club in an England Team", "XIV. The development bears more than a passing resemblance to Highbury Stadium. It was originally built in 1913 on the site of a local college's recreation ground and was significantly redeveloped twice. It was popularly known as "Highbury" due to its location and was given the affectionate nickname of the "Home of Football" by the club.[1]. The East Stand is considered architecturally significant enough to have been designated a Grade II listed building.[7]. The property is a stone's throw away from Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) underground station, which has services to the West End in less than 15 minutes. Other modernisations have followed, including the introduction of two huge screens and electric scoreboards. 11 of 13 Copyright 2020 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Highbury Stadium is currently the 112th largest stadium by capacity in Englandand t… In 1925 the Club paid a further £64,000 to buy the site outright, and the restrictions on playing on Good Friday and Christmas Day were lifted. The North Bank, which had become home of Arsenal's most passionate supporters, was demolished at the end of the 1991–92 season. Arsenal Manager Arsène Wenger, together with Club Directors and players from Arsenal’s past and present, made a memory-filled return to Highbury to celebrate the Official Opening of the Club’s former home as a unique residential development. [27], 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 capacity. Leicester's Tommy Benfield scored the first goal at the new ground while George Jobey was the first Arsenal player to do so. Free WiFi is available in this apartment, set 1.9 miles from King's Cross Theatre and … As of the opening of the new Parkside Stand on 16 April 2011, the ground has a capacity of 5,327. Although a lack of goals meant that Arsenal only finished 10th in the new league, they won both of the domestic cup competitions that season. [10], Arsenal bought the stadium site outright in 1925, for £64,000.[7]. Set on the site of the former Arsenal Football Club is an impressive development of luxury apartments. In a fitting send off, Thierry Henry scored a hattrick as Arsenal beat Wigan Athletic 4-2 to secure a UEFA Champions League spot, at the expense of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. If your website caters for areas … During redevelopment, 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 people living here are very lucky.”. The inaugural floodlit match saw Arsenal beat Bohemians 3–8. Arsenal Stadium, known almost universally by its original name of Highbury, was the Club’s home from 1913 until 2006. The Club dropped ‘Woolwich’ from their name during the season following the move north of the river, but much work had to be done at Highbury before Arsenal could play their first game there. “Our wish for the development was always to retain more than a passing resemblance to Highbury Stadium and to respect its class and heritage. Construction is now fully completed, with the development already being occupied by residents. Leitch's main stand was demolished to make way for a new East Stand, matching the West, in 1936. 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At the South end of the stadium, the practice pitch was replaced by an indoor training centre. [15], 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 9 March 1935 when Arsenal played Sunderland in the First Division; the game finished 0–0. [49] Arsenal's record at Wembley (P6 W2 D1 L3) was relatively poor, 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. [28] Restrictions, such as the East Stand's status as a listed building and the fact the stadium was surrounded on all sides by a residential area, made any future expansion of Highbury difficult and expensive, although the club's directors would have liked to have kept Arsenal at a modernised and expanded Highbury. The North Bank and Clock End stands were demolished. Full credit has to go the project team, who have done an amazing job in retaining Highbury’s class and characteristics. The new stadium was designed by Archibald Leitch, who also designed stands for Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Tottenham and Glasgow Rangers. Arsenal Football Club The apartments have been constructed around the four sides of the old pitch – which has been turned into a wonderful garden area. The East Stand incorporated the club's offices and was well known for its marble halls (though the floors were actually terrazzo) which are often cited in media depictions of the stadium,[25] and the facade that faces onto Avenell Road. The pitch was levelled, a new grandstand was partly built, and turnstiles and terracing were installed - all at great expense to Norris (later Sir Henry Norris). Baalbec Road, Highbury, London, N5. Featuring garden views, Highbury Apartment offers accommodation with a garden and a patio, around less than 0.6 miles from Emirates Stadium. Having been 2–1 behind, a hat trick by captain and all-time leading goal scorer Thierry Henry secured qualification, with Henry kneeling down to kiss the turf on scoring what proved to be the final goal seen at the stadium. In its final years it had a capacity of 38,500 seats. It was the most advanced grandstand ever seen in England and had seats for 4,000 in addition to standing capacity for 17,000. [3] Arsenal's groundsmen, Steve Braddock and his successor Paul Burgess, won the FA Premier League's Groundsman of the Year award several times for their work on the stadium. After spending 93 years at Highbury, Arsenal moved just down the road to the state-of-the-art Emirates Stadium in 2006. The stadium was redeveloped and converted into 650 flats in a project known as "Highbury Square”. During the 1948 Summer Olympics, the stadium hosted the football preliminaries. After originally sounding out sites at Battersea and Harringay, he decided on a plot of land in Highbury, the site of the playing fields of St John’s College of Divinity. 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Arsenal did not always play their home matches at Highbury in the 93 years they were based there. A classy listed building it was with a creamy white exterior, long and narrow … 75 Drayton Park Find a stadium on Gumtree in Highbury, London, the #1 site for classifieds ads in the UK. [29] In October 1998, just after Arsenal started playing Champions League games at Wembley, the club made an unsuccessful bid to buy the stadium and make it their permanent home to share with the England national football team. 12 of 13 [35] The last goal scored in a regulation game at the stadium came in a Football Aid charity match when lifelong fan Alan Alger scored a penalty in the final minute of a fixture played on Thursday 8 June 2006 (exactly one month and one day after Henry's goal). Paying tribute to the football terraces’ original rectangular arrangement, the apartments face inwards towards a central garden square, occupying the exact dimensions of the former pitch, which is the focal point of the development. The college remained at the southern end of the stadium until it burnt down at the end of the Second World War. North Bank Construction 1913 The first victory came 10 days later against Leeds United. [9] Highbury hosted its first England match in 1920. Norris took over at Woolwich Arsenal while still chairman at Fulham in 1910. Now, it has been revealed how Arsenal's decision to leave Highbury for the Emirates Stadium impacted the decision, with Broughton telling The Telegraph about the trip. However, the roaring crowds, red and white stands and immaculate pitch have now been traded in for luxurious apartments and a quaint (and still … For sale are one-bedroom flats at £460,000-£530,000 and two-bedroom flats at … The Official Illustrated History of Arsenal, Phil Soar and Martin Tyler [21][22] While the all-seater North Bank was "never the same as the old-fashioned Archibald Leitch stand" that it replaced, it was "much more like the future of Arsenal than the past" with its added amenities and "Gone were the days of pushing a petrified child through a packed crowd and placing them on a barrier from which they could only see a small section of the pitch". The stadium's main entrances were on Gillespie Road, Avenell Road and Highbury Hill. The Emirates Stadium (known as Ashburton Grove prior to sponsorship, and as Arsenal Stadium for UEFA competitions) is a football stadium in Highbury, London, England, and the home of Arsenal Football Club. The North and South Stands have been replaced by new-build apartments designed in a contemporary style to harmonise with the East and West Stands. [15] 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.[48]. The most unusual homes are those in Highbury Stadium Square built around the former Arsenal stadium and ground, now a communal garden. The two-tier stand cost £50,000 to build. 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. This trendy interior designed, and furnished apartment is situated in Southstand Apartments in Highbury Stadium Square close to the amenities of Angel and Islington. [7] The lease negotiation also agreed that no matches were to be played on "holy days" and that no "intoxicating liquor" would be sold at the stadium; however, these stipulations were dropped within a year. When league football resumed after the First World War, Arsenal were a Division One team (they have been ever since) and in 1920 the ground hosted its first ever international fixture. 7 of 13 When a tiny district in North London houses a 60,000 seater stadium for one of the world’s most famous football clubs, it’s hard to go a whole area guide without giving it significant coverage. [7] It opened whilst not fully complete, with Arsenal's first match of the 1913–14 season, a 2–1 Second Division win against Leicester Fosse on 6 September 1913. The people living here are very lucky.". Arsenal A Complete Record, Fred Ollier Their biggest defeats were 0–5 losses to Huddersfield Town in the First Division on 14 February 1925 and against Chelsea in the League Cup on 11 November 1998. The North London stadium was home to the football club and their fans from September 1913 until May 2006 when the club moved a short distance to the Emirates Stadium. It cost £130,000 and had seating for 8,000. The average price for a property in Highbury Stadium Square, Highbury, North London, N5 is £487,000 over the last year. At the same time as the unveiling of the new clock, the south stands at the venue were also renamed Clock End in line with the same name previously used at Highbury.[42][43]. Find all the transport options for your trip from Emirates Stadium to Highbury & Islington Station right here. It is in the Marble Halls that the bronze bust of Herbert Chapman, Arsenal’s legendary manager who died in 1934, was positioned, and has remained to this day. [36] 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. Address: 300-302 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH. 9 of 13 They were shipped to Dublin in 1962. Highbury Square Arsenal Stadium, Avenell Road, London, N5, United Kingdom, Architect: Allies And Morrison, 2009, Highbury Square Arsenal Stadium Residential Flats London Allies And Morrison 2009 High Angle View Of Garden Square In Former Pitch (Photo by View Pictures/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) 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. After the … Arsenal's final game at the stadium was their FA Premier League match on 7 May 2006 against Wigan Athletic, the last game of the season.