Blogger and the92.net co-founder Pete reviews his trip to the Capital to tick ground number 72 off his 92. Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium was the destination as Hull City revitalised under Marco Silva were the visitors. Ground: The Emirates Stadium (72/92) Game: Arsenal 2-0 Hull City Date: 11/02/2017 Journey South I set off on my journey south just after 8 in the morning. With the threat of poor weather conditions and a 12:30 kick off I wanted to make sure I got into London in time to soak up the pre-match atmosphere. Being an early kick off I think this worked… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Emirates Stadium
David Watkins join the 92 club
If you follow us on Twitter you will no doubt have seen a few tweets from David Watkins over the past year. The Leeds fan has put his time to good use popping up at grounds all over the country in the last 12 months to get his 92 finished. We caught up with David to find out more about his journey. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? David: Thank you! My final ground was Roots Hall for the League One game between Southend United and Crewe Alexandra…. Read more »
Is the Emirates Stadium set to have a roof?
Well a sunroof. Yes, that’s right. Gunner’s fan woke to the news that the club are planning to add a sunroof to the Emirates Stadium. In partnership with major French car manufacturer Citroen they are looking to harness technology from the C1 Airscape model to create the roof ready for launch on 1st April 2017. The canvas roof, in red of course, will open in a record 11 seconds plus be used to project message and replays. And that’s not all. Every game an Arsenal fan will be selected at random to choose whether the sunroof is open or closed…. Read more »
South Americans take over the Emirates Stadium!
the92.net blogger and budding press snapper Dan White made his way to the Emirates stadium for a prize international friendly as Brazil continued their World Cup rebuilding against Chile. Ground: The Emirates Stadium 11/92 Game: Brazil 1-0 Chile Date: 29/03/2015 Thoughts on the ground: Getting tickets for an Arsenal game was a challenge. Trying to log on to the website, I found out you had to pay a membership fee just so you can get tickets before general release. This seems a bit steep especially considering how much they charge for tickets as it is. In the end I got… Read more »
A Desmond at the Emirates Stadium!
Blogger Rob Tuffnell ticks off a second major ground in a week! This time making the journey down to the bright lights of London following Hull City for the away fixture against Arsenal. Ground: The Emirates Stadium 51/92 Game: Arsenal 2-2 Hull City Date: 18/10/2014 Thoughts on the ground: Fantastic ground; impressive from outside and in – lots of legroom and good views from the away end. Let down slightly by lack of atmosphere (I’m sure it can get noisy when the home fans get going though) and weirdly they seem to employ people to wave Arsenal flags behind each… Read more »
Interview: Helen Cator on joining the 92 club!
It was well and truly a season to remember for Helen Cator as at the second attempt she ticked the final ground off her list and her beloved Foxes achieved promotion back to the Premier League after a long absence. An elated Helen spoke to the Groundsman about her journey. Groundsman: Firstly congratulations on completing the 92! Which was your final ground and did you commemorate the occasion? Helen: Thank you, my final ground saw me off to Plainmoor to see Torquay a ground I attempted to visit as my 91st in January so I could finish at Bournemouth watching… Read more »
This Emirates Stadium: This is not my Beautiful House
Following Highbury topping the poll of our most missed Premier League ground, Arsenal fan Henry Cooke gives his thoughts on the Gunners move from Highbury to the Emirates It grates when I meet those who have met their soul-mate. I cast envious glances at other, more contented couples for I am destined to spend my days with my stunning but dead-eyed companion. Her tastes are refined, her curves are graceful, but I was happier with the girl next door. I was happier at Highbury. The Emirates Stadium never really stood a chance. As a child of N5, I would walk… Read more »