Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers
Saturday 4th February 2012
As supporters will probably be aware, due to transport issues in London, our home Premier League match against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday 4th February is kicking off at the earlier time of 1pm.
As a result of these transport issues on Saturday 4th February, the Club has arranged a number of activities which will take place after the end of the match, in order to provide supporters with the opportunity to remain at the stadium after the match and avoid the inevitable congestion on the local transport system.
As part of TfL’s Tube Upgrade works, there will be NO SERVICE ON THE ENTIRE VICTORIA LINE on Saturday 4th February, so the stadium activities are aiming to relieve pressure on all local transport services immediately after the match.
The special activities taking place in and around Emirates Stadium after the Blackburn Rovers match on Saturday 4th February will include:
Stadium bars will remain open after the match, selling beer and soft drinks at reduced prices - £1.50 soft drinks. £3 a pint. £5 pint and a pie
Q&As with Arsenal Legends in the Lower Tier concourse and Club Level
The ‘JG Road Show’ will be open outside the stadium, offering interactive fun and games for children
Live music entertainment in the Lower Tier concourse
A penalty shoot-out will be open to all fans in the North Bank concourse
All stadium TVs will be showing Sky Sports Soccer Saturday and BBC Final Score
The Arsenal Museum will remain open for an hour after the end of the match
All retail stores will be open until 5pm
Important travel advice for the match
Please do allow extra time to get to and from Emirates Stadium on Saturday 4th February. There will be no service on the Victoria Line, so journeys will take longer than usual.
Try to avoid changing for Eastbound Piccadilly Line services at King’s Cross St. Pancras, as the platform will be very busy from 11.30am onwards.
If travelling on the Northern Line, you may find it easier to alight at either Archway or Angel underground stations, and walk the approximately 1.5 miles to and from Emirates Stadium, along a fully signposted route.
Please be aware that London overground services will be operating from Highbury & Islington station to Stratford, Whitechapel, Canada Water and West Hampstead; and National Rail services will be running from Finsbury Park to King’s Cross St. Pancras.
For full details of all planned engineering works across London we recommend you check TfL’s website and use their Journey Planner to plan your route. If you intend to travel by National Rail, please click here or call 0845 748 4950.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 2 Feb 2012