Emirates Stadium opened its doors in July 2006 a little over three years after demolition began at the site. Scroll down for the full timetable of how Arsenal's new home took shape.

15 March 2006 - 1 May 2006
Pitch construction completed
Diamond Club fit-out completed
Carpets to Level 1, Level 2 bars and restaurants completed
Seat installtion commenced

15 January 2006 - 15 March 2006
Podium surfacing commenced
Pitch bulkfill and drainage
Carpets and joinery to executive boxes
Commence megastore glazing and services

15 November - 23 December 2005
Bars in Club Level going in
Red lettering of ‘Emirates stadium’ started on top of North East Core
Speakers going in - under roof of West terrace
Completion of inclined curtain walling (glass around the outside)
Completion of executive box glazing
Construction of pitch advertising trenches commenced
Gas meter installed
Water tank installed & commissioned
Installation of catering equipment (for concessions & kitchens) commenced
floor finishes to VIP entrances commenced

7 October - 15 November 2005
Seating bracketing commencing
External glazing complete
Power on

9 September - 7 October 2005
North Stand lower tier pre-cast concrete terracing complete
Main roof finishes — North complete, East and West progressing well
External glazing — substantially complete
Turnstiles installation commenced
North stand commissioning commenced (testing mechanical and electrical systems)
Office building structural steelwork complete

8 August - 9 September 2005
South stand lower/Club Level tier pre-cast concrete terracing complete
North stand lifts commissioned
Ceilings commenced S1 & Level 0
Sto-render to Level 0 concourse commenced (textured finish applied to block work walls)
Final electrical switchboards delivered
HQ Building structural steelwork commenced

9 July - 7 August 2005
Generators installed to North East & South East Kiosks
West stand lifts commissioned and in use
South stand escalator installed
Core Mesh bracketry commenced (brackets on the cores fixed and ready to take external mesh)
South stand lift installation commenced
HQ Building reinforced concrete sub-structure complete

7 June - 8 July 2005
Main roof structure jacked down
Main Roof installation commenced
Easy and South substations installed

10 May - 6 June 2005
West, North and East stand Lower/Club Level tier pre-cast concrete terracing complete
Level 2 Executive Box glazing complete
Level 1 bowl glazing commenced
Turnstile support steelwork commenced
HQ Building substructure in progress (Arsenal offices)

9 April - 9 May 2005
South stand upper/Box tier pre-cast concrete terracing completed
South main roof trussed lifted into position
West, North and East escalators installed
Internal plasterboarding commenced
West and north sub-station units delivered
Back of bowl cladding and glazing commenced

5 March - 8 April 2005
South stand upper terrace steelwork completed
Lift installation commenced
Level 4 plantroom chillers delivered
North and west stand lower/Club Level tier pre-cast concrete terracing commenced

5 February - 4 March 2005
South Stand Level 3 slab commenced
Core A1 main walls completed
Internal screeding (smoothing floor surface) commenced S1, Level 2
Level 0 General Admission toilets wall finishes commenced

8 January - 4 February 2005
South stand Level 1 slab commenced
North stand Club Level tier raker beams commenced
Mechanical & electrical commenced to North stand risers

4 December 2004 - 7 January 2005
Core B1 main walls to Level 4 complete
North main roof trusses lifted into position
South roof truss steelwork assembly commenced
Mechanical & electrical commenced to west stand risers (vertical shafts for mechanical and electrical services)

6 November - 3 December 2004
South stand piling completed
South stand Level 0 slab commenced
North and East Upper/Box tier pre-cast concrete terracing complete
Curtain walling commenced

2 October - 5 November 2004
Existing Waste and Recycling Centre demolition completed
South stand piling commenced
Core A1 reinforced concrete works commenced
South Stand foundations commenced
West stand Upper/Box tier pre-cast concrete terracing complete
West stand Level 4 roof waterproofing commenced

14 August - 1 October 2004
Box and Upper tier pre-cast concrete terracing commenced
East and north stand Level 0-Level 3 slabs complete
East stand blockwork commenced
West stand Mechanical & electrical installation commenced
Roof truss steelwork assembly commenced
Level 2 Box Glazing installation commenced

3 July - 13 August 2004
Core B1 reinforced concrete works commenced
West stand Level 0-Level 3 slabs complete
West stand Upper Terrace steelwork commenced
West stand blockwork commenced
South Bridge launched over railway
Waste and Recycling Centre Practical Completion achieved
Demolition of existing Waste and Recycling Centre commenced

5 June - 2 July 2004
Cores C2 and B2 main walls completed to Level 4
West stand Level 0-Level 2 slabs complete (concrete floor)
North stand Level 0 slab complete
Waste and Recycling Centre compactor proving commenced
South Bridge steelwork assembly completed

8 May - 4 June 2004
Core D1 reinforced concrete works commenced
East stand above ground construction commenced
North stand foundations commenced
North Bridge lifted into position over railway

3 April - 7 May 2004
Cores A2 and D2 main walls to Level 4 completed
West, East and North stand piling completed
East stand foundations commenced
Core C1 reinforced concrete works commenced
South Bridge steelwork assembly commenced
North Bridge steelwork assembly completed

6 March - 2 April 2004
Cores C2 and B2 reinforced concrete works commenced
West stand above ground construction commenced
Incoming Electricity supply to Waste and Recycling Centre energised

1 March - 5 March 2004
1st phase demolition complete
Piling to West and East stands in progress
Cores A2 and D2 construction in progress
West stand foundations commenced
North Bridge steelwork assembly commenced

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