In the matchday programme last season one of our most popular features was 'Hidden Highbury' a series of articles looking at the different rooms, nooks and crannies of the old stadium. We've transported the feature to our new home to take an in-depth look at our new stadium. For this evening's fixture, we thought we'd take you away from the stadium to the building that makes the football club tick.
If there is anywhere you would like us to feature then don't hesitate to write in at the usual programme address.
Highbury House is the name of the building which houses the offices for Arsenal staff and the All Arsenal Store, as well as storage and hospitality facilities.
Located on Drayton Park Road the green-fronted building has five floors. The ground floor consists of the All Arsenal Shop and access to the matchday bike park. Supporters are reminded that should they want to park their bike here they should approach the Highbury House reception desk which is located to the right of the main stairs.
On the next floor up you can find the Stadium Management, Box Office, Travel Club and Junior Gunner departments. The third floor is the busiest of the building as it incorporates the Switchboard, Hospitality, Commercial, Arsenal.com, Press and Publications Office, Community, Secretarial, Accounts and I.T departments. The inner walls of the third floor are emblazoned with images from Arsenal's history including a timeline of managers and famous moments along with covers from Arsenal matchday programmes down the years.
The fourth floor consists of the Directors' Offices and Boardroom, which was brought over from Highbury. Also found on the fourth level is the staff restaurant which on matchday is turned into a hospitality area. The fifth floor of the building is reserved for storage. and the Highbury Square Marketing Suite.
We'll be back at the stadium for the Spurs programme on Saturday, December 2.20 Nov 2006