Anyone who complains about Arsenal’s new stadium, which the club likes to refer to as ‘The Emirates Stadium’ and I like to refer to as ‘Arsenal’s new stadium’, should remember that back in the 1970s the club were actively considering a groundshare with Spurs at Alexandra Palace. So not only would we have left the Highbury area, we’d have shared with them and given them access to a top class stadium! The consequences could have been unimaginably bad. Luckily, local objections knocked the scheme on the head, though I do remember rumours continuing to surface for quite a while.
Here’s Ken Friar talking about it in a 1978 Arsenal programme.
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