MATCH DAY PARKING
Islington and Hackney 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 host matches at Emirates Stadium.
HOW THE SCHEME WORKS
When Arsenal host matches at Emirates Stadium, controlled parking zones (CPZs) near the ground have additional operating hours:
- 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 game at Emirates Stadium 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 days before a match the bottom section of the signs will display the date of the match, as you can see in the image above.
Some parking bays will need to be suspended around 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 on www.arsenal.com
WHERE THE SCHEME OPERATES
To see maps of the whole match day parking areas, in which controls operate, please click here for Hackney, click here for Islington and click here for match day road closures. For wider parking restrictions please visit the Islington Council website or Hackney Council’s website for further details.
MATCHDAY 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.
BY TUBE AND RAIL
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 the match and closed for up to 2 hours after the match. Pre-match eastbound trains are non-stopping.
CROWD MANAGEMENT AFTER MATCHES AT EMIRATES STADIUM
Queuing will be outside on Gillespie Road. Hornsey Road from Benwell Road to Holloway Road
Closed to pedestrians, emergency access only.
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