|Please find below important information in relation to the next match at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Saturday 16th August 2014
Kick Off 5:30pm
Road Closures and Traffic Information
The table below shows how the road closures will operate on Saturday 16th August 2014. Please note these are subject to change.
||Before the match
||During the match
||After the match
||No road closures
||Access permit holders only
||No vehicle access
||No vehicle access
||No road closures
||3.30pm to 4.30pm
||4.30pm to 5.45pm
Coaches will be parked in Queensland Road. There is also a possibility of Hornsey Road, Sobell Leisure Centre and Finsbury Park being used on occasions when the demand from away supporter coaches deems necessary, such decision will be determined closer to the date.
|Road Closures and Traffic Information
The attached information will show how the road closures will operate on both Saturday 2nd August and Sunday 3rd August 2014. Please note these are subject to change.
These are the “worst case scenario” and the Police will do their best to ensure the roads stay open for as long as possible.
The council, in partnership with Arsenal as part of the planning agreement, has introduced match day parking controls which prioritises parking for local residents and businesses when Arsenal play at home.
||When Arsenal play matches at home, controlled parking zones (CPZs) near the Emirates Stadium have additional operating hours.
The extra operating hours are:
- from the end of the normal CPZ operating hours to 8.30pm
- Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays – 12 noon to 4.30pm
The controls prevent visitors to Arsenal matches from using all the local parking spaces when a home game is being played.
You will know when the match day controls are due to come into effect from additional signs on the CPZ entry signs. Three day before before a match the bottom section of the signs will display the date of the match, as you can see in the image on the right.
||Some parking bays will need to be suspended around the Emirates Stadium, and we have re-designed and installed new signs which are more informative. These signs will have the date of the next match displayed at the bottom of the sign.
On the day before the match these signs will be ‘un-flipped’ to indicate the parking bay has been suspended. On the morning of the match, yellow ‘no waiting’ cones will be placed in the parking bays, again to re-affirm the bays are suspended.
Please familiarise yourself with the signs and check the dates on them for forthcoming suspensions.
||Parking bays on Drayton Park – between Benwell Road and Bryantwood Road – will be suspended when the location is required for coach parking. Arsenal has estimated that this location will only need to be used a few times per season. The parking suspension will be under the same terms and conditions as above.
Find out when Arsenal are playing at home by visiting the match day pages onwww.arsenal.com
|Where the Scheme Operates
To see a map of the whole match day parking area, in which controls operate, please see the attached pdf document.
|Match Day Parking Permits
If you have a resident or business permit within the match day area, you will not need a separate match day parking permit.
However, residents and businesses in the area who do not wish to buy a CPZ permit are entitled to apply for a match day parking permit which they can use during match day controls only.
If you have any enquiries about parking permits, please call 020 7527 1338.
Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) is the nearest tube station, around three minutes walk from the ground. Finsbury Park (Victoria, Piccadilly Lines and Great Northern rail) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line, North London Line and Great Northern rail) stations are around a 10-minute walk – these should be slightly less crowded.
Posters will go up at these stations prior to most key matches to give station users advance notice of matches.
King’s Cross is the main connecting station for national rail and many underground lines. From here you can travel to the ground via the Piccadilly Line (to Arsenal) or the Victoria Line (to Highbury & Islington). Alternatively, a short overground rail journey of one stop will take you to Finsbury Park station.
Please note: Holloway Road station will be exit-only before a match and closed for up to 2 hours after the last match. Pre-match eastbound trains are non-stopping.
|Crowd management after matches at Emirates Stadium
To ensure safe entry and exit from local stations, a managed queuing system will be in place.
Queuing will be outside on Gillespie Road.
Finsbury Park station
Queuing will be outside on Seven Sisters Road/Isledon Road and St Thomas’s Road/Rock Street/Prah Road.
Highbury & Islington station
Queuing will be on the south east side of Holloway Road. Spectators are advised to follow the route down Holloway Road as no direct access to the station or queuing system will be available from Highbury Fields. Pedestrians are advised to cross over at the crossing to avoid queuing.
Hornsey Road from Benwell Road to Holloway Road
Closed to pedestrians, emergency access only.
The junction of Drayton Park/Holloway Road
Police controlled crossing point where supporters will be queued and assisted across Holloway Road as quickly as possible. This is balanced carefully to manage traffic flow and the safety of pedestrians.
Arsenal Football Club