Two Years On continues today on with a look at some of the more interesting facts and figures on the Club's new home:

The 7-0 Champions League trouncing of Slavia Prague on October 23, 2007 is the greatest margin of victory by Arsenal at their new home. However the 6-2 defeat of Blackburn a season early remains the highest scoring game.

The 0-0 stalemate with AC Milan on February 20, 2008 was the only goalless draw at Emirates Stadium last season. There had been two in the first campaign.

60,161 fans watched Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United on November 3, 2007, an Emirates Stadium record. The stadium’s capacity is 60,335.

The Carling Cup Semi-Final first-leg draw with Tottenham Hotspur in January 2008 was watched by 53,136, a record low for a first-team game at Emirates Stadium.

An average of 600 stewards are on duty on a matchday at Emirates Stadium. That is 250 more than the average used at Highbury.

The 18 huge broadcast trucks which packed into the car park at Emirates Stadium when Arsenal played Liverpool in the Champions League was the highest number used during the competition, anywhere, other than at the Final.

On average 120 cars move in and out of the stadium on a daily basis. That rises to 350 on a matchday.

There are 41 TV camera positions.

73 first-team goals were scored at Emirates Stadium in 2007/08, three less than the season before.

Nicklas Bendtner scored the the 100th Premier League goal at Emirates Stadium in the Gunners’ 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in March 2008.

The stadium’s 104 full height and 28 half-height turnstiles, plus 13 glazed gates, are capable of getting 600 people into the ground every minute.

The overall attendance at Emirates Stadium for competitive first-team fixtures during the 2007/08 season was 1,672,505. That is an increase of 56,914 on the previous campaign.

The Premier League’s average attendance was 60,700 last season, an increase of 35 on the 2006/07 campaign. 

The area of all the internal floor space covers an astounding 91.127 metres squared, almost equivalent to the Millennium Dome.

The stadium complex covers 17 acres.

Arsenal kept the environment in mind too. There are 16 trees around the podium.



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15 Jul 2008