Emirates Stadium capacity reduced for 2014-15 season

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Arsenal will have 66 fewer seats for the 2014-15 season after it was revealed the capacity of the stadium has been reduced.

Last season there were a maximum of 60,338 seats, this year it will be 60,272. The decrease comes as a result of requirements by television companies for more camera positions around the stadium.

It’s unclear as yet if this is to provide close-up HD 3D shots of Jamie Redknapp’s crotch, but we’re hoping this is not the case.

It may also have something to do with BT requiring studio facilities having been rebuked by communications regulator OFCOM for broadcasting from outside the ground last season, and filling up pre-watershed households with industrial language.

However, given the usual gap between the announced attendance and the number of people inside the ground, the reduced capacity is unlikely to have a major impact one way or the other.

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Marcus

Some of the seats are reserved for super ultra zoom cameras for Sam Allardyce’s giant cheeks.

Sue H

Hope BT are gonna cover the cost of the lost revenue

ArsenalHobbit

No zoom required. Apart from perhaps zooming out to work out what the fuck they are.

Gooner1

All the haters and WOB will be saying there was no point building the stadium in the 1st place now…
Anything gets them started

ClockEndRider

Arsenal in crisis. Sack the board. Wenger out.
There, let’s hope that sates the loons enough to keep them away.

Jack's Right Foot

Expect another ticket price increase. Bleeuuughh.

Gunnersaurus

I doubt the 66 seat reduction is going to have that much of an impact! It’s a 0.1% decrease in capacity, which would equate to a 5p hike on a £50 ticket were they to actually pass it on.

I think there’s more important things to worry about, like will they have improved the pies and burgers at the Emirates this season?!

2014-2015 = the year we've been waiting for
2014-2015 = the year we've been waiting for

Had to peek at the calendar to make sure today wasn’t 1st of April.

I recall a similar story on April 1st last year (increased capacity at the Emirates; seats made narrower) and I believed every word of it!

dvander Eboué

Hopefully more closeups of HFB and Rambo now *swoon*

Badaab

BT can suck it.

Sue H

Fans suffer yet again…..before long will have the same capacity as Highbury.

ClockEndRider

60 seat reduction into 18000 increase. So 300 more such announcements to go. Feel free to hold your breath….

goonerish

Sad news. Me and my 65 friends are gonna find it all the more difficult to get tickets when we plan to visit Emirates stadium

RJLgooner

I heard arsenal were reducing the number of seats in the stadium so theres room for an extension on our trophy room! 😀

According to the Laws of Quantum Mechanics, WENGA can be OUT and IN at the same Time
According to the Laws of Quantum Mechanics, WENGA can be OUT and IN at the same Time

I t,hi k I’m the only one who found this comment really lame :/

Pearson

I thought the extra cameras are for capturing all the extra goals we gooner be scoring this year. (my “year” runs for ten months; from August to May)
Up The Arsenal!

RJLgooner

if you found my comment funny or not oh well! I consider my first ever comment on this awesome site a rousing success haha

Gutbukket Deffrolla

Took you two posts to develop that smug “Oh, I’m so funny” attitude that some of us (me?) have 🙂

Sir, you have arrived!!!

Avneet

As if life of a red member was not challenging already..

A Veryxerioz Gunner

One thing that keeps me coming to this site is the superb sense of humor. I burst into a fit of cough and laughter when i saw the HD 3D crotch view statement. My nurse has threatened to seize my phone. More hilarious post please

Bould's Eyeliner

Robin Williams would be proud! But please do feel better!

guyfawkes

can someone tell me why the crowd is so far away from the goal at the Emirates? Had read it somewhere before, can’t recall it.

AllGunsABlazin

Have you ever actually sat behind the goal? It’s pretty fucking close, especially when someone misses.

mastaofthegoonaverse

Row 7 seems pretty fucking close to me!

Gutbukket Deffrolla

When they built the stadium there were fears that placing the stand too close to the goals would cause the fans to be blinded by the pure brilliance of TGSTEL.

goonster

Just to welcome back the BFG to our reduced stadium, here’s a Youtube video called “Metersacker Emptiness” based on the Manic’s “Motorcycle Emptiness”.

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV4CTHUFhig

ryan.gay.4.afc

Think the reduced seats will come from the middle tier where the prawn sandwich brigade sit. If that’s the case ill happily take those sandwiches and free beers usually given to those in the middle tier!

Aamir

I remember the opening capacity of the stadium was 60,432. It doesn’t make a huge difference but hopefully we won’t see anymore reductions to accommodate stupid companies. I’m wondering what new camera angles they could possibly use.

Pearson

The best camera angle is the one showing The Arsenal scoring another beautiful goal

GunnAlex

BT can do one after those adverts.

chaplin35

Since the announcement of Puma deal I was afraid of this. I knew we would accommodate the increasing interest among the female population with those tight shirts, and now those extra camera angles as well to keep the ladies happy…

Hutch

Blame Michael fucking Owen for this.

Petit's Handbag

Just take them from the away end, 66 less Manc’s, Scouser’s etc can only be viewed as a positive

Merlin's Panini

Blogs, can I buy some extra thumbs up for this comment?
Maybe you could set up one of those evil Apple style in app purchase options? You could fucking rake it in on thumbs down purchases off the back of Fatgooner’s comments too. The two of you could go into some kind of partnership

Pearson

Not really.
Would you rather see 3556 unhappy Chelski fans or 3559 unhappy Chelski fans?
Up The Arsenal!
John Terry is a cunt

sauna

What useless company with outdated equipment!

Rufusstan

Sad really, giving the crowd milling around after the game a chance to sing to Mad Jens was about the high point of their coverage last year.

Oor Wullie

Thanks for that last sentence, saved me having to type it.

Biggles

industrial language.”

I have never heard or read it described quite this way, but I am going to incorporate this into my daily vocabulary.

Strevs

Nobody has mentioned that Jon Terry is a cunt yet. I usually see it in every post, at least once.

EuripidesMac

Well said, and a proper industrial usage might I add.

jabs

John Terry is a cunt! There you go

Sharaz

Unbelievable. Wenga out.

According to the Laws of Quantum Mechanics, WENGA can be OUT and IN at the same Time
According to the Laws of Quantum Mechanics, WENGA can be OUT and IN at the same Time

No! No! No! What a shocking comment that is!

It’s either “WENGER OUT” or “SACK WENGA”

o2ba

As ling as they don’t use my seat everything will stay cool ;

Gooner '75

Yeah they need a camera 2ft off the ground for when owens on the little prick.

Gooner '75

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Bula Fiji

John Terry is still a cunt.

AllGunsABlazin

Still waiting on that tunnel/pitchside cam though Wenger. Sort it out mate.

muchadoaboutnot

Who cares, really? Come Saturday, come quickly!

Boz

There’s a good article published today about actual attendances at The Grove last season.
http://aisforarsenal.blogspot.com/2014/08/arsenals-actual-average-attendance-last.html

Bendtner's Hair Band

Anyone knows if the Emirates Stadium has potential to expand its seating capacity?

lordgunner

yes we can easily expand (by adding smaller seat) . but we cannot do it right now because of lack of better transport around the stadium who can barely cope right now with 60K fan

This Is My #aha Tell Me Yours
This Is My #aha Tell Me Yours

The needed space is clearly for the statue of Bendtner that will be finished later this year.

Seamonkey UK

BT are always affecting us in a negative way some how.

GUNNER4LIFE

Bollocks

Gutbukket Deffrolla

Yep, that’s what the new worm-cam on the centre spot is for. Give Michael Owen a chance for ten minutes of blokey bantz at each kick-off.

“He’ll be disappointed with that one, John.”

suffolk gooner

Thats going to seriously cut down queuing time for the fucking tube!

Indrani

Please…not to feed that annoying, irritating left hand bottom corner BT Box!

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