Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium



Location: Hornsey Road, London, England. Customer: Arsenal Football Club.
Project Type: Public Buildings and Arts. Scope of Project: ~ 30000 m².
Architect: Populous.  
Structural engineering: BuroHappold Engineering  


The Emirates Stadium is a football stadium in Holloway, London, England, and the home of Arsenal Football Club. With a capacity of 60,260, the Emirates is the third-largest football stadium in England after Wembley and Old Trafford.

Since its opening in 2006 the Emirates Stadium has garnered rapturous reviews from players and fans alike. BuroHappold Engineering’s work on the building and surroundings required high level co-ordination and teamwork to meet the needs of a modern football club.

Highly efficient structural design is at this project’s heart, providing excellent views for all 60,260 spectators while keeping within challenging height constraints imposed by the local authority. Considerably lighter than comparable stadia, the elegant steelwork structure was designed as a straightforward build, saving construction time and cost. The sloping roof maximises sunlight and also helps reduce shadowing on the pitch which can hamper television coverage.

For these reasons the Emirates Stadium is seen by many as the benchmark for premier league stadium design in the UK and Europe.