Arsenal confirm (slight) stadium capacity increase

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Arsenal have confirmed that the capacity of Emirates Stadium will increase to 60,600 as the club adds 780 extra seats.

The capacity of the arena has dropped below 60,000 since it opened in July 2016 due to safety requirements and improvements to facilities for disabled supporters.

The work is set to take place over the course of the next two summers and will involve adding an additional row of seating to Club Level.

Alongside this work, Arsenal have also confirmed refurbishment to additional areas of Club Level over the next two years.  The first upgrade will be to Dial Square in the summer of 2018, which will see the area transformed to celebrate the club’s original name of Dial Square Football Club.

Speaking about the construction work, Chief Commercial Officer Vinai Venkatesham said:

“The development of Club Level is crucial to ensuring fan experience at games is at its best whilst also enabling us to stay at the forefront of stadium hospitality.

“As we continue to face high demand for tickets in all areas of Emirates Stadium, this is a significant investment to ensure that as many supporters as possible are able to watch the team play at Emirates Stadium.”

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