August 2006
Proposed opening of Emirates Stadium. Commencement of redevelopment on Arsenal Stadium, Highbury N5.

August 2005
First ball kicked at Emirates Stadium. Topping Out Ceremony.

June 2005
Construction reaches half way stage.

April 2005
South and north halves of the roof structure joined.

March 2005
Club reveals the 'Arsenal Seat'

January 2005
Reservation Centre officially opened.

December 2004
North roof trusses lifted into place.

November 2004
Club launches Club Level.

October 2004
Time Capsule placed at Emirates Stadium.

October 2004
New stadium officially named Emirates Stadium.

August 2004
Launch of South Bridge.

July 2004
Construction of Waste and Recycling Centre completed.

May 2004
Launch of North Bridge.

February 2004
Club announces completion of funding for the stadium project and construction work begins at the new stadium site.

April 2003
Due to the complexity of the project, a number of delays occurred. These issues resulted in the Club announcing a delay in the completion of the new stadium from August 2005 to August 2006.

December 2002
Following the dismissal of their case by Mr. Justice Ouseley in the High Court, the two Islington residents took their challenge to the validity of the New Stadium Project to the Court of Appeal. The arguments which they put forward in the Court of Appeal were also dismissed.

December 2002
Construction work commenced on Waste and Recycling Centre, Hornsey Street.

August 2002
Demolition work commenced on the Lough Road phase of the project, which will provide major regeneration to the area.

July 2002
Two Islington residents had their appeal challenging validity of New Stadium project dismissed by the High Court.

May 2002
The Section 106 Agreement was signed with the London Borough of Islington, securing the planning consent.

February 2002
The Secretary of State decided not to call-in proposals for the stadium project.

January 2002
Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone confirmed not to direct refusal of the applications.

December 2001
Islington Council resolved to grant planning permission for Arsenal Stadium, Lough Road and Ashburton Grove planning applications and listed building consent for Arsenal Stadium. The applications were referred to the Mayor and Secretary of State.

January 2001
Results of public consultation showed that 75% of Islington residents were in favour of the project.

November 2000
Planning application submitted to Islington Council. Plans of New Stadium project unveiled to the public.

January 2000
Draft planning brief for the Ashburton Grove area was approved for public consultation purposes by Islington Council Development Control Committee.

November 1999
Club announced proposals to move to new stadium, situated at Ashburton Grove, London N7.

6 September 1913
As Woolwich Arsenal, the Club played first match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, a  2-1 Division Two victory over Leicester Fosse. Later in 1913, the Club was renamed Arsenal Football Club.

Summer 1891
Club turned professional and changed name to Woolwich Arsenal.

December 1886
Club changed name to Royal Arsenal.

October 1886
A group of workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory held a meeting at the Prince of Wales pub in Plumstead, south London. Arsenal Football Club, as it known as today was formed, originally known as Dial Square FC.

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24 Jul 2008