Recently, Siham and I had the opportunity to attend a tour of the Arsenal Stadium. It was educational and inspiring – we got to see the various awards Arsenal received over the years, artwork that fans created, and even a painting a blind person made. We toured the many luxurious rooms, as well as the stadium itself, which was immense (although it didn’t look like it had that many seats, we learned it has over 60,000).
Outside, we sat on the manager’s seat and then we made our way to the changing rooms of both the home and away teams. Arsenal’s changing rooms were grand – they had various places to participate in physical therapy as well as a cold pool. The central area had each player’s shirt hanging up in order, where we took pictures. Afterwards, we went to the museum, where a copious amount of medals, trophies and other awards were displayed.
We were able to attend this tour due to the fact that Sonam, Siham and I took part in helping in a race at Arsenal Stadium in October, where we had to organize and distribute water, and provide encouragement to the runners by cheering, whistling and clapping.
Mia – Year 11