Away with Boro: Arsenal

Last updated : 05 September 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
The magnificent Emirates Stadium was opened just last month and is just a stones-throw away from Arsenal's old ground at Highbury.

Aston Villa held Arsenal to a draw on the opening day of the season, something that Boro would love to achieve after last years mauling.

Ground Capacity: 60,432
Record Attendance: 60,023 (v Aston Villa, Premiership, 19/8/2006)
Average Attendance Last season: not applicable

Where to drink:
You're spoilt for choice really, with numerous pubs within 15-20 minutes walk of the stadium.

A good number of Boro fans will be found at the pubs closest to the tube stations at Holloway Road, Arsenal, Highbury & Islington and Finsbury Park.

You could also spend a couple of hours in the West End, if you were that way inclined, but remember you'll be paying West End prices!

It is believed that beer is available in the stadium, but this has not been confirmed, it was not available to away fans at Highbury.

How to get there:

By road:
Arsenal is best approached from the A1, but you can still use the M1 to travel south, then switch onto the A1 at J2.

Continue on the A1 following signs for Central London, after about five miles you will join Holloway Road and pass Upper Holloway railway station.

Continue until you pass Holloway Road tube station then at the next traffic lights turn left into Hornsey road.

For an out-of-date local map click here. The new stadium is on the area in the centre marked Works.

Car Parking:
The bad news is that there is very little parking around the stadium and most of the local streets have a residents only parking scheme on matchdays.

The best option is to park near a railway station or tube station and travel in by public transport.

By train:
If you a using the train to Kings Cross you are only one stop from Highbury & Islington on the Victoria line (north) and three/four stops from Arsenal/Finsbury Park on the Piccadilly line (north).

Alternatively you could use the overland rail service to Finsbury Park.

Note: Drayton Park railway station is not open on weekends and Holloway Road tube station has rescrictions. See link below.

For more detailed information regarding travel to the Emirates Stadium click here.