Important information for fans attending FA Cup final

WembleyImportant information for fans attending FA Cup final

Published 11th May 2022

Here is the key information supporters will need to know ahead of attending the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Tickets

Tickets for this fixture are sold out – if you do not have a ticket for this fixture, please do not travel to the game.

Tickets are strictly non-transferable and are not available to distribute to other supporters.

LFC reminds supporters to only purchase tickets from official sources in LFC areas of the stadium. Any supporter who is identified in opposition areas will be ejected from the stadium for breaching the FA’s ground regulations and will be subject to LFC’s sanctions process.

Travel advice

Supporters should plan to arrive at Wembley stations (Wembley Park, Wembley Central, Wembley Stadium) no later than one hour prior to kick-off, to allow sufficient time to walk to and enter the stadium.

By road

Liverpool have been allocated pink parking for cars and coaches. Parking around the stadium is severely limited. Parking can be booked at https://www.wembleyofficialparking.com/.

By train

Avanti West Coast is urging fans intending to travel to the FA Cup final by train to book in advance and make a reservation as their services are expected to be extremely busy on both the Saturday and Sunday.

Heading to the game: Avanti West Coast will be running hourly services from Lime Street to Euston. Please note, London Northwestern tickets are not valid on Avanti West Coast services.

Travelling home: There are limited services back to Liverpool after the game, with the last scheduled departure from London Euston at 8.11pm.

With a journey time of around 60 minutes from Wembley to London Euston, fans are asked to leave the ground promptly and avoid opting for the last train of the day. Any fans able to do so may want to consider extending their stay in London and return on Sunday.

For more details and tickets, please visit https://avantiwestcoast.co.uk or National Rail Enquiries.

Disabled and ambulant supporters

Information regarding travel and stadium facilities can be found here.

Wembley Stadium operates a complimentary accessible shuttle service from Wembley Park Station to Wembley Stadium. More information can be found here.

Liverpool FC fan zone

The Liverpool FC fan zone is located on Wembley Park Boulevard, HA9 0FD (opposite the London Designer Outlet). The fan zone will be open from 10am until kick-off. Food and drink will also be available to purchase; the bar will close one hour before kick-off. Please be aware that the fan zone has a limited capacity of 1,500 and is only open to fans who have a ticket for this match.

No-street-drinking zone

Brent Council and its partners are enforcing a no-street-drinking zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding area for all events at Wembley Stadium as part of the current Public Space Order Protection. More information on the order can be found here.

Fans drinking on Olympic Way and the surrounding streets ahead of the FA Cup final will be asked to hand over their alcohol and enforcement action may be considered.

There is a wide range of bars, pubs, fan zones and restaurants available to enjoy in Brent before the game – you can find further details here.

If you are travelling into Wembley by public transport, find out more about drinking alcohol in public places here. There may also be alcohol restrictions on coach services.

Stadium access

Hospitality (Club Wembley) turnstiles will open three hours before kick-off and general admission turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off. Please arrive early at the stadium to allow enough time for necessary security checks, including enhanced searches and bag checks.

Children (14 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two will not be permitted into the stadium.

Restricted bag policy

Wembley Stadium operates a restricted bag policy. Each person can only bring one small bag into the stadium, and it must not be bigger than A4 size:

  • Height – 297mm (11.7 inches)
  • Width – 210mm (8.27 inches)
  • Depth – 210mm (8.27 inches)

Please note, this means the overall bag size – bags that are half-full and folded over to reduce their size will not be accepted. Anyone carrying bags that do not meet the criteria above will not be allowed into the stadium. A full list of prohibited items can be found here.

Health and safety

The safety of the fans coming to Wembley Stadium this weekend is of paramount importance and we take a number of steps before, during and after the match to ensure fans of all ages can enjoy the occasion in a safe environment.

Persistent standing

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all supporters that persistent standing during a match at Wembley Stadium is strictly forbidden and may result in ejection from the ground. Persistent standing not only compromises crowd safety, but also affects the matchday experience of fellow spectators, especially children and elderly people.

Pyrotechnics

In recent months, we have seen a rise in pyrotechnics, flares and smoke devices being brought to stadiums around the country.

It is important to highlight that these items are not only illegal inside a football stadium, but these prohibited items can also cause great harm to people. If you are found to be in possession of a pyrotechnic device, you could face arrest.

Anti-social and discriminatory behaviour

LFC is committed to eradicating all forms of abuse and discrimination, both online and in-stadia through its Red Together programme.

Wembley Stadium and the club operate a zero-tolerance policy on any form of anti-social and discriminatory behaviour. If you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on the day, text HELP to 66566 or contact your nearest steward.

LFC would like to remind fans of their responsibility to do the right thing and be aware of the potential consequences. Racist, homophobic, hateful, and discriminatory chanting is a hate crime and perpetrators can face prosecution.

Any LFC fan who is proven to have behaved in an abusive or discriminatory way, either online or in-person, will face action via LFC’s sanctions process.

To report and log any incidences of abuse both online and in-stadia, please visit https://www.liverpoolfc.com/redtogether/reporting-online-abuse.

Food and drink

You will find an extensive range of food and drinks inside the stadium – more information is available here.

Stay up to date with all of the latest matchday information by following @LFCHelp on Twitter.

Published 11th May 2022