FAQs

Legend Bench FAQS

WHAT IS CELEBRATION CORNER? +

Celebration Corner is a series of personalised engraved plaques set into the wall next to the famous Thierry Henry statue at Emirates Stadium. It will form a lasting tribute to the Club, players, managers and the Club’s global fanbase.

WHY WAS IT CREATED? +

To provide supporters with the opportunity to have their very own personalised plaque to celebrate a Club story, share their memories, commemorate a birthday or anniversary, or to make a family dedication.

WHAT ARE THE CELEBRATION CORNER LEGEND BENCHES? +

There are four concrete benches in front of the wall where the plaques are displayed. As part of this scheme, we will (re)clad these benches with engraved, granite slabs, with each bench being dedicated to an iconic player from Arsenal’s history. The player’s name, number and club statistics will be engraved into the top of each bench. Fans then have the opportunity to purchase engraved personal messages on three of the four sides of the benches, four messages on the front and two on each end.

HOW WERE THE PLAYERS SELECTED FOR THE BENCHES? +

We selected four iconic players from each of the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s (16 in total) and put them to a facebook poll, asking fans to vote for their favourite player per decade. The criteria for selection was that the player/s must feature in our Greatest 50 Players poll, but not already have a stadium statue and/or a bench in front of The Armoury. We had over 1,000 votes for each decade, with Pat Rice selected for the 70s, David Rocastle for the 80s, Ray Parlour for the 90s and Freddie Ljungberg for the 2000s.

WHO CAN BUY A LEGEND BENCH STONE? +

Anyone can buy a stone – subject to availability. Due to the limited number of stones available, these will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

WHAT STONE(S) CAN I BUY AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? +

You can choose from

Type Price
607mm x 450mm, 4 lines, 32 characters per line £2,500.00

Spaces and punctuation count as a character. Each stone comes with a choice of Arsenal crests

WHAT ARE REPLICA PLAQUES? +

As part of your purchase, you will also receive a red, zinc replica plaque (190mm X 190mm) as a personal reminder of your bench stone for your own home, or to give as a gift. These are exact copies of your original bench stone being installed at the Stadium and come packaged in a branded sleeve. You can use your replica in many ways:

  • Attach it to your house
  • Display it on your mantelpiece
  • Give it to a friend or loved one as a memento
  • Hang it on a wall/door

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY REPLICA PLAQUE(S)? +

Replica plaques will be despatched to you by post in a branded sleeve to the address given on your order.

WHAT CAN I HAVE ETCHED ON MY STONE? +

Any message or dedication you wish can be etched on your stone. Arsenal reserves the right to reject any unsuitable messages.
Examples of what you can say:

  • HELEN THOMAS / HAPPY BIRTHDAY / FEB 17TH 2018
  • OUR FIRST GAME, EMILY AND JOE, 7TH MAY 2017
  • TO OUR DAD FRANK SNR ISLINGTON / A TRUE GOONER, LOVED ALWAYS
  • THE ONE… / THE ONLY… / THIERRY HENRY / STEVE AND SEAN N5

CAN I CHANGE MY MESSAGE AFTER I HAVE PLACED MY ORDER? +

Yes, you can change your message up to 28 days after you have placed your order by logging into your account online. After this, your inscription details will be ‘locked’ and no further changes can be made.

HOW LONG WILL THE STONES LAST? +

The stones will last indefinitely; however, we can only guarantee that they will be in the location for 10 years. This is the minimum period, but we have every reason to believe they will be there for many more years to come. However, we reserve the right to move, relocate or permanently remove or destroy the products at our discretion.

WHEN ARE THEY BEING INSTALLED? +

The installation is planned for February 2020.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY REPLICA? +

Replica plaques will be etched at the same time as your stone is being installed in Celebration Corner. Whilst we cannot give or confirm a specific delivery date at the time of order, we will guarantee that replica plaques will be received within 28 days of the corresponding stone being installed at Emirates Stadium.

HOW MANY STONES CAN I ORDER? +

You can purchase one stone per order, subject to availability. If you wish to purchase a zinc plaque as well, you will have to do so separately i.e. you will be unable to purchase both a stone and zinc plaque in the same order. Please note this does not affect the replica zinc plaque you will get as part of your bench stone order.

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE STONE(S)? +

Online: With credit/debit card – VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, SWITCH.

CAN I CHOOSE MY LOCATION? +

You can choose which Legend’s bench you would like to have your stone installed on (subject to availability) but the exact location of your stone on that bench cannot be chosen.

HOW CAN I FIND MY STONE? +

The location of each bench will be mapped and you will receive a reference guide, via email, confirming the location of your stone once it has been installed.

DO I NEED A TICKET TO VIEW MY BENCH? +

No, the benches are located in a free and open space outside of Emirates Stadium and so anyone can come and look at them.

WHAT IS ON THE ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATE? +

The E-Certificate includes an image of your stone, the inscription and the Order Reference number. You can download the E-Certificate by following the link on the order confirmation you receive.

LETTERS AND CHARACTERS +

Each stone has a set number of lines (4) with a maximum of 32 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation, in uppercase letters only. The images of the benches and the lettering on this website are for illustration purposes only.

CONTACT US +

Telephone: 03333 441141
Email: arsenal@celebrationcorner.co.uk

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm

Plaque FAQS

WHAT IS CELEBRATION CORNER? +

Celebration Corner is a series of personalised engraved plaques set into the wall next to the famous Thierry Henry statue at Emirates Stadium. It will form a lasting tribute to the Club, players, managers and the Club’s global fanbase.

WHY IS IT BEING CREATED? +

To provide supporters with the opportunity to have their very own personalised plaque to celebrate a Club story, share their memories, commemorate a birthday or anniversary, or to make a family dedication.

WHO CAN BUY A PLAQUE? +

Everyone can buy a plaque.

WHAT PLAQUE(S) CAN I BUY AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? +

You can choose from a range of three zinc plaques:

Type Price
Standard plaque: 161mm x 60mm in zinc, 3 lines, 14 characters per line £80.00
Large plaque: 323.5mm x 60mm in zinc, 2 lines, 30 characters per line £150.00
Premium plaque: 323.5mm x 121.5mm, 4 lines, 20 characters per line £275.00

Spaces and punctuation count as a character. Each plaque comes with a choice of Arsenal crests

CAN I PICK THE COLOUR OF THE PLAQUE? +

You will not be able to pick the colour of your plaque. The colour of the plaque will be determined by where it will be placed along the wall. The plaques come in one of two colours – red or white.

WHAT ARE REPLICA PLAQUES? +

A replica is a personal copy of your plaque for your own home, or to give as a gift. They are exact copies of the original plaques being installed at the Stadium and come packaged in a branded sleeve. You can use your replica in many ways:

  • Attach it to your house
  • Display it on your mantelpiece
  • Give it to a friend or loved one as a memento
  • Hang it on a wall/door

REPLICA PLAQUE COSTS +

Type Price
Standard plaque: 161mm x 60mm in zinc, 3 lines, 14 characters per line £64.00
Large plaque: 323.5mm x 60mm in zinc, 2 lines, 30 characters per line £120.00
Premium plaque: 323.5mm x 121.5mm, 4 lines, 20 characters per line £220.00

REPLICA DELIVERY COSTS +

  • UK Address – £15 per plaque
  • Other Address – £30 per plaque

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY REPLICA PLAQUE(S)? +

Replica plaques will be despatched to you by post in a branded sleeve.

WHAT CAN I HAVE ETCHED ON MY PLAQUE? +

Any message or dedication you wish can be etched on your plaque. Arsenal reserves the right to reject any unsuitable messages.

Examples of what you can say:

  • HELEN THOMAS / HAPPY BIRTHDAY / FEB 17TH 2018
  • OUR FIRST GAME, EMILY AND JOE, 7TH MAY 2017
  • TO OUR DAD FRANK SNR ISLINGTON / A TRUE GOONER, LOVED ALWAYS
  • THE ONE… / THE ONLY… / THIERRY HENRY / STEVE AND SEAN N5

CAN I CHANGE MY MESSAGE AFTER I HAVE PLACED MY ORDER? +

Yes, you can change your message up to 28 days after you have placed your order by logging into your account online. After this, your inscription details will be ‘locked’ and no further changes can be made.

HOW LONG WILL THE PLAQUES LAST? +

The plaques will last indefinitely; however, we can only guarantee that they will be in the location for 10 years. This is the minimum period, but we have every reason to believe they will be there for many more years to come. However, we reserve the right to move, relocate or permanently remove or destroy the products at our discretion.

WHEN ARE THEY BEING INSTALLED? +

The fifth installation at Celebration Corner took place in August 2019 (following the first four which took place in October 2017, March 2018, August 2018 and February 2019.) The next installation is planned for February 2020 and will include all orders placed upto and including the 31st of December 2019. Announcements on future installations will be made in due course.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY REPLICA? +

Replica plaques will be etched at the same time as your plaque is being installed in Celebration Corner. Whilst we cannot give or confirm a specific delivery date at the time of order, we will guarantee that replica plaques will be received within 28 days of the corresponding plaque being installed at Emirates Stadium.

HOW MANY PLAQUES CAN I ORDER? +

You can purchase as many plaques as you like. You can place an order for up to 10 plaques in one single order. If you would like more than 10 plaques, simply repeat the process.

If you order multiples plaques at the same time, please ensure that all plaques are placed on the same order. We will endeavour to place the plaques in and around the same location. However, please note in some case this may not be possible.

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE PLAQUE(S)? +

Online: With credit/debit card – VISA, MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, SWITCH.

CAN I CHOOSE MY LOCATION? +

The location of your plaque cannot be chosen. The plaque will be installed on a first come, first installed basis.

HOW CAN I FIND MY PLAQUE? +

The location of each plaque will be mapped and you will receive a reference guide, via email, confirming the location of your plaque.

DO I NEED A TICKET TO VIEW THE PLAQUES? +

No, the wall space will be a free and open space outside of Emirates Stadium; anyone can come and look at the plaques.

WHAT IS ON THE ELECTRONIC CERTIFICATE? +

The E-Certificate includes an image of the plaque, the inscription and the Order Reference number. You can download the E-Certificate by following the link on the order confirmation you receive.

LETTERS AND CHARACTERS +

Each line can have a set number of characters, including spaces and punctuation, in uppercase letters only. The images of the plaques and the lettering on this website are for illustration purposes only.

CONTACT US +

Telephone: 03333 441141
Email: arsenal@celebrationcorner.co.uk

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm