On Monday, Emirates Stadium played host to the first official Stadium Tour. A large group including competition winners and their guests gathered in the All Arsenal Store on Drayton Park waiting to be shown behind the scenes at football's new home. After being given their gift bag including an exclusive stadium tours gift, the Arsenal fans were met by Arsenal Legend and tour guide, Charlie George.
Charlie was joined by fellow 1971 Double Winner, John Radford. John is one of the new Legends who will be taking tours at Emirates Stadium this year along with former Gunners midfielder, Perry Groves.
After a walk across the North Bridge, Charlie took our group in to the stadium for the opportunity to get a sense of what the Arsenal players really feel like on a matchday. After a trip to the Directors Box, Charlie showed the group in to the Arsenal dressing room, complete with players' shirts in the lockers. After admiring the hydrotherapy spa and walking through the warm up area, our group made their way down the tunnel and in to the dug-out. From pitch side, Charlie gave his audience the low-down on the Emirates Stadium and why it is regarded as one of the finest stadiums in the world.
After a trip back down the tunnel, the group were shown in to the impressive press conference room where Charlie answered questions regarding the new stadium, the team and, of course, his own playing career. After a signing session, the groups were shown in to our flagship store, the Armoury, where Charlie said his goodbyes. It was a great day enjoyed by all of our guests and our two Highbury heroes.
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Press conference room