Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Highbury R.I.P.

This past Sunday the Gunners played their final home match (they won 4-2) at the famed 93 year-old Highbury stadium. The legendary grounds will be converted into apartments and the team will move to nearby Ashburton Grove next season. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to visit this classic urban stadium, so I've been enjoying reading up on all of the Highbury lore.

You can read a match report of the Arsenal vs Wigan game here; ex-Gunner Charlie George takes you on a tour of the stadium where he made his name here; a gaggle of supporters give you the skinny on their fave Highbury moments here; and a local Timbers supporter recently got a chance to see the Gunners and Tottenham battle it out for the last time on the grounds, and you can read his tale here.

2 comments:

Ghost Dog said...

Arsenal.com of course has some great Highbury Farewell stuff. I wish I'd been a fan for longer. It's kind of a shame I only got to see a few home games on TV. I was starting to like the place, what little of it you get to see on TV.

Derek said...

Highbury seemed like the quintessential medium-sized urban stadium. The stands were close to the pitch and not a bad view in the place.