Rest in Pieces: 50 Demolished Sports Stadiums We Love

7. Arsenal Stadium

Location: Highbury, London
Opened: 1913
Demolished: 2006
Current status: Redeveloped as housing
Nickname: "Highbury;" "The Home of Football"
Famed tenants: Arsenal (1913-2006)

The Gunners' home field underwent many changes over the years as stands were added and renovated on all four sides, finally resulting in an all-seater stadium that fenced in the pitch from the outside. Eventually though, the historic designation of the grounds and the dense residential neighborhood all around it made it nearly impossible to expand, so the team built Emirates Stadium, which opened in 2006.


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