Emirates Stadium Arsenal – Today I woke up with the urge to go and watch a match at the Emirates Stadium in London, the home of Arsenal FC. The English club plays very well in the Premier League. A few days ago, the Wenger’s guys won 4-1 against Hull City at the KC Stadium. Arsenal won its third consecutive game in the Premier League, after those against Watford and Southampton. So, now it has 10 points in the standings.
If I wanted to go to the Emirates Stadium with my motorbike, Could I do that? My question answered in various forums dedicated to the English club. “Where is the best place to park the bike?? Something in walking distance to the stadium. Or maybe somebody lives nearby and I can park in front of his house??” ask a friend in a forum. On the English club’s official site, I saw that the Emirates Stadium Arsenal hasn’t actually a park dedicated to motorcycles. There is one for cars and one for bicycles. However, it’s strange for a stadium so advanced.
Since 2006, Arsenal owned the Emirates Stadium. In the 2005, the club leaves the historic plant in Highbury, where it had played since 1913. So, the investment for the construction of the new plant was about 420 million pounds, equal to about 500 million of euros.
Emirates Stadium Arsenal, All Numbers
Arsenal financed the investment by various sources:
- The sale of the naming rights of stadium to the Emirates airline (about 120 million).
- Long-term bank debt maturing in 2031 (about 310 million).
- The proceeds of the real estate transaction made on the site insisted the old stadium. Instead of which it was made Highbury Square, a residential complex, which will have 680 apartments (about 48 million euros).
- The construction of the new stadium has strongly increased revenues for the English team (Matchday income). Comparing the 2006/2007 season review with that of the previous year (in which Arsenal played again at Highbury), the proceeds from the exploitation of the Stadium are practically doubled. From 44 million GBP to 90 million GBP.
Finally, we ask the Arsenal if it can satisfy the want of Gunners two-wheel fans. So, they can create a dedicated parking motorcycle. Because they must find a place in some Street near the stadium or in someone’s home. Come On Arsenal!