There aren’t many football events more famous than the FA Cup, with the much-anticipated final taking place each May at Wembley Stadium. The knock out rounds start in the early stages of the English football season, with over 700 teams competing to reach the finals. The tournament is followed closely around the world, with television audiences having reached approximately 875 million viewers during last season. The first games were played in 1871 making the FA Cup the oldest association football competition in the world.
The stadium is close to all the London airports with Heathrow the most convenient. Make use of the shuttle bus and arrive at the grounds in around 20 minutes, or the London Tube takes approximately an hour. Arriving by train/tube use one of three stops: Wembley Park Station, Wembley Stadium or Wembley Central. Plan your journey at www.tfl.gov.uk. Ticket prices vary and are confirmed once on sale, however expect to pay between £50 and £150 depending on your seat. If your team reaches the final, check directly with the club for further details on any allocated tickets. Kick-off time is announced nearer the day.
Follow all the action starting with the early rounds, it’s not always the big names that make the headlines. If you’re favourite team makes the final, check locally for updates on tickets and travel arrangements. For the neutral fan, once tickets are on sale choose where you wish to sit. Ticket prices may vary but book early, the FA Cup Final will sell out in advance. If you’re travelling in a large group, VIP and hospitality packages may be available. Wembley Stadium has plenty of fast food and bars outside the grounds, so arrive early and soak up the atmosphere.
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Take a tour of London and visit famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the House of Parliament. Take a boat trip along the river Thames. London also has many museums and art galleries. Watch a show in the West End or spend your holiday money along Oxford Street.
Find out more about the FA Cup Final, including: Fixtures and results from previous rounds, live updates and draws, rules and regulations, the history of the FA Cup, match day information, FA Cup Final tickets, merchandise and much more by visiting the official FA Cup website.
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