An Action Packed Experience -The Emirates Stadium, London

The Emirates Stadium is the third-largest football stadium in England with an audience capacity of up to 60,361. The magnificent structure was built in 2006 and is officially owned by the Arsenal Football Club. When it was built, there was much speculation about the design of it, as most people thought of it as something out of the ordinary in comparison with football stadiums in England because it does not have a distinct ‘English style’ to it. It was designed by architect Christopher Lee who had modernized the outlook of the stadium so it has a unique look to it. Although the stadium is officially named “Ashburton Grove”, for sponsorship reasons it is called the Emirates Stadium. If you are in the area and are looking for the location, its best to mention Emirates Stadium as most people in England are not really familiar with the former name.

There are countless amounts of matches that have been played at the stadium since its opening. One of the first matches that were played out at the venue was Argentina vs. Brazil in September 2006, in which Brazil won. Details of each of the competitions and the records set are available when you purchase an entry ticket to the stadium. If you are a football fan then you are sure to enjoy the guided tour of the stadium which recaps the history of Arsenal Football Club, famous Football players, and remarkable games that took place at the venue. Sometimes, you are offered tours with ex-Arsenal players and they will give you inside information about the game day, the special treatment for players, and some of the most interesting stories about the day of the competition.

It is best to book a tour in advance so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the place. They offer a bag of goodies and some cute souvenirs when the tour ends. If you are interested in match tickets, then you need to book online, details of events are put up months before it takes place. Also, you can catch some amazing music concerts featured at the Emirates Stadium.

The Emirates Stadium is definitely worth checking out during your next visit to London, and quality options for accommodation is not hard to find. The Halkin London is one example of a luxury hotel London has to offer that is close to the venue and offers great accommodation. A quality luxury boutique hotel London they have comfortable rooms and great packaged deals for tourists.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.


Wembley Stadium – the home of English football

From Live Earth concerts, Olympic football matches to World Cup finals, Wembley Stadium located in Wembley Park, London, England is by far the country’s most celebrated sporting centres. Regarded as the 2nd largest stadium in Europe after the Nou Camp in Barcelona, Wembley is indeed a place worth visiting. Looking for a central London hotel? Then the Metropolitan London which is a famed London luxury hotel will be your starting point from where you can discover this monumental football park.

The Old Wembley which was demolished in 2003 was then reconstructed and was officially unveiled on 9th March 2007 in time for the 2007 FA Cup Final. The stadium has also hosted Europe’s showpiece football event which is the Champions League in 2011 and 2013. This 90 seat stadium is also scheduled to be the venue for a few matches as part of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

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Olympic Stadium – Celebrating the Human Spirit

Better known as the stadium that hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as the Paralympics, the Olympic Park of Stratford is a spectacular site with its famous circular contours rising well above clusters of tall bushes and trees and shrubs. This magnificent creation that impresses one even from a distance owing to its huge proportions that can accommodate a crowd of up to 80,000, is located about 10 km away from Central London, at Marshgate Lane in the district of Stratford in what is known as Lower Lea Valley.

The development of the stadium which is now known as the third largest stadium in England began in 2007 with the land development aspect, while official construction began in 2008. The renowned architectural firm ‘Populous’ that has made a name for designing sports venues has produced the blueprint of the stadium which took up to 4 years for completion and held its first official event in 2012. The stadium has been constantly placed alongside the Beijing Olympic Stadium for comparisons and has been both praised and criticized in multiple aspects.

Best known simply as the Olympic Stadium, its most memorable events were the 2012 Summer Olympics where it held both opening and closing ceremonies together with the track and field events. It was also the venue for the Paralympics. Since then the venue which has been considered to be a superb example in environmental sustainability and has reduced its seating capacity by removing the top layer of a temporary lightweight steel and concrete made upper tier. Some of the facilities that the venue boasts of include its nine lane 400 metre Mondo athletic track, 60 metre indoor sprint track, and other facilities for lectures, conferences, etc.

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Olympic Stadium – a man-built wonder

The Olympic Stadium of London served as the host stadium of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and it gained immense attention last year. It is located at Olympic Park in Stratford, England. The Olympic Stadium played a major role in hosting not only the opening and closing ceremonies of Olympics but also the various track and field events.

The construction of the stadium started from 2007 up until 2011, with a total expenditure of 486 million Euros. The great thing about this massive sports structure is that it can hold up to 80,000 spectators. The roofing of the stadium itself is an architectural marvel. The interior of the stadium is beyond expectation as it is equipped with a spectacular nine-lane Mondo athletics track that spans 400 meters, and a 60-meter indoor sprint track. The stadium is also equipped with spaces to stylishly accommodate lecture halls, offices, commercial events, conferences and hospitality events. The lighting system of the stadium is simply mesmerizing, and provided a dazzling spectacle during the Olympics in 2012. The grandstand itself has a lighting system installed between each seat to make for a visual and celebratory extravaganza.

The Olympic Stadium has now become a national icon in hosting various concerts and sports events. The stadium received criticisms but despite these negative reviews, it was nominated for the 2012 Stirling Prize in architecture. This remarkable Stadium will be hosting the four pool matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup and will also host the Bronze finale. So if you are planning to go to London for your holiday, do not forget to engage in a one-of-a-kind experience by visiting this world-famous stadium. Breathe in the joy, the anticipation, the sheer energy of one of the most famous sporting events in the world when you visit its most recent host at the iconic Olympic Stadium in London.

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Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.