THE EMIRATE STADIUM ADDRESS
The Emirates, Hornsey Road, London N7 7AJ
Map from the Arsenal website
Not all of the stations around the Emirates Stadium are wheelchair accessible but ambulant disabled supporters may be able to use them. Outside of some stations there are queueing systems. to ensure safe entry and exit from local stations. The stations are:
- Arsenal is on the Piccadilly Line and is 0.2 miles from the stadium. There are short flights of stairs at both ends of the passageways and therefore is not accessible for wheelchairs. There is a queueing outside on Gillespie Road.
- Holloway Road is also on the Piccadilly Line and is 0.2 miles from the stadium. The station does have lifts but there are also additional stairs and therefore it is not accessible for wheelchair users. Holloway Road is exit only before and after matches.
- Drayton Park is on Great Northern Rail but is closed on match days.
- Finsbury Park is on the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines as well as Great Northern Rail. The station has step free access and the new lifts provide access to all platforms. Finsbury Park is 0,7 miles from the stadium. Queueing is outside on Seven Sisters Road/ Isledon Road and St Thomas’s Road/Rock Street.
- Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line, London Overground and Great Northern Rail) is 0.6 miles (1.1 km) from the stadium. There is no ticket office at Highbury & Islington station but there are accessible ticket machines located to the right when entering the main entrance. This station does not have a hearing assistance system. There is level access to the station. Queuing is on the south side of Holloway Road. Spectators are advised to follow the route down Holloway Road as there is no direct access to the station or queuing system from Highbury Fields.
- Kings Cross is the nearest main line station and has step free access. It is two miles by car or taxi but the amount of time will be dependent on the traffic. Ambulant disabled supporters can access Arsenal Station via the Piccadilly Line or Highbury and Islington on the Victoria Line.
Transport for London buses are wheelchair accessible and in most cases the wheelchair ramp is positioned at the exit door. Each bus can take up to one wheelchair and there are priority seats for people with limited mobility. The following buses have routes that pass near to the Emirates Stadium: 153, 259, 263, 271, 29, 393 and 43.
Connections pass the ground on all sides and the main bus stops are located on the Holloway Road, Nag’s Head, Blackstock Road, Highbury Corner and Seven Sisters Road. All of these stops will take you with a short walk of the ground.
All London Taxis (Black Cabs) are wheelchair accessible. Some of the newer ‘black cabs’ are also fitted with induction loops and intercoms for the deaf and hearing impaired. Anyone travelling with an assistance dog must be allowed into the taxi or minicab with you, unless the driver has an exemption certificate which will be displayed on their vehicle windscreen.
There are a number of cycle routes through the area and as Islington is relatively fat, it is a great way to get to the stadium. If you log onto https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/ and/or https://tfl.gov.uk/you can map your journey to the Emirates. There is a secure cycle park close to Highbury House on Drayton Park and is clearly signposted, but if you are not sure where to go, ask any steward. There are other cycle parks in the area and these can be found at https://www.islington.gov.uk/roads/cycling.
Emirates Stadium is built on a podium above the surrounding street level. The stadium can be access from:
- Hornsey Road and Benwell Road – access from street level is via a flight of steps or a ramp. There is a ramp to podium level on Hornsey Road and Benwell Road (next to the Arsenal Community Hub, 56 Benwell Road). Either side of The Armoury Store and the Match Day Box Office there are two flights of stairs (40 steps) to take you to the podium level.
- Drayton Park – Pedestrians can access the stadium via the Danny Fiszmann bridge which is step free which is opposite the Drayton Arms pub. Alternatively access can be gained via the Ken Friar bridge which has stepped access and a ramp.
After the final whistle there are pedestrian restrictions for approximately 1/2 hour – you need to leave via Hornsey Road or Benwell Road. You will be unable to walk from The Armoury Store which is situated on the Hornsey Road to the Holloway Road.
The stadium is situated in a mainly residential area with restricted parking on matchdays and therefore supporters are strongly advised not to drive. Blue Badge holders are able to park in roads around the stadium in vacant residents parking bays. However, there are some dedicated Blue Badge bays specifically for the use of the designated Blue Badge Holder. Make sure you check that a bay is not suspended due to match day parking restrictions. It is recommended that you check all signage before parking.
Away supporters who have a Blue Badge can apply to park in the stadium by contacting their clubs Disability Liaison Officer or Box Office.
Supporters who use the stadium car park will need to ensure they enter the car park at least one hour before kick-off and after the game you will not be able to exit for up to an hour after the final whistle.