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The Emirates Stadium under construction

The Emirates Stadium is a football (soccer) stadium, being built for Arsenal F.C. in Ashburton Grove, Islington, north London, England. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2006, and will have a seated capacity of 60,000. The overall project cost for the construction of the stadium is 357 million [1] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/arsenal/3715678.stm).

Arsenal announced on October 5 2004 that the Emirates Stadium will be known as such for at least the first 15 years due to a 100m sponsorship deal with the Emirates airline company. The deal also includes Emirates to be the club's shirt sponsor for eight years, starting in the 2006-2007 season.

A number of buildings around the stadium were purchased for the development. This includes the Royal Mail Holloway Delivery Office, which was relocated to Highbury Delivery Office, at Hamilton Park.

External links

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  • arsenal.com/thestadium (http://www.arsenal.com/thestadium) - official website for the new stadium
  • Ashburton Grove (http://www.sportsvenue-technology.com/projects/arsenal/) described by sportsvenue-technology.com

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