Information for fans going to Wembley

Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium

The Club has compiled the following information to help supporters with tickets for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final plan their day.

Please note that kick-off is at 5.20pm at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (April 18, 2015).

Please note that the Central line will be closed all weekend between Queensway and North Acton, and there will also be a reduced service on the rest of the line.

Turn Wembley Stadium red!
The team colours have been announced for the match, with both teams wearing their traditional home kits. Reading in blue and white, with Arsenal wearing our home red and white kit.

We are asking all supporters to wear red on the day to make Wembley a home from home for the team!

The match is now officially sold out, with both clubs having sold their allocations. Arsenal and Reading have both received approximately 31,000 tickets.

This is an all-ticket match and therefore anyone without tickets should not to travel to Wembley Stadium.

Lost tickets. If a supporter loses their ticket they should approach a member of stadium staff who will direct them to the ticket office. Each incident will be looked at individually and details of the ticket with proof of purchase may well be required. Supporters are advised not to show their tickets until they are about to enter the stadium. There have been incidents in the past where tickets have been snatched out of people’s hands whilst walking up to the stadium. Please hold on tight to your tickets and keep them close to you at all times.
If possible, please also make a note, or take an image of your ticket on your mobile phone before you leave home for the match.

Arsenal pubs
Arsenal has been allocated the west side of Wembley Stadium and a number of pubs have been designated ‘Arsenal pubs’ for the semi-final. Supporters wishing to go to a pub before and after the match are encouraged to visit one of the following [insert link].

The pub split only applies to those premises directly around the stadium. There are many other pubs further afield but within walking distance of the stadium will accept supporters from all teams but this will be at the discretion of the individual licensees. Many of these pubs will accept families but again it is down to individual pubs so please check first.

The London Designer Outlet which is directly opposite the stadium has a number of restaurants which sell alcohol and are family friendly. There are also three external open air bars close to Wembley Arena.

Wembley Stadium will be opening its doors two hours before the advertised kick off and will be selling alcohol on the inside concourse. Stadium staff will welcome you into the stadium as early as possible to avoid possible queues at the turnstiles and to enjoy the pre-match build up events.

Controlled Drinking Zone (CDZ). Please note that the Borough of Brent (Wembley and surrounds) operates a Controlled Drinking Zone (CDZ). This prohibits the drinking of alcohol in the street. Police have the power to seize and dispose of open canisters containing alcohol in the street where necessary. This legislation has been put in place to protect local residents as they have previously suffered from drunken, anti-social behaviour from supporters travelling to the stadium.

Wembley Stadium free app
Supporters are encouraged to make their journey easier by downloading the free Wembley Stadium app from the iTunes Store or from Google Play.

The app will assist you with navigating your way from your home, all the way to the stadium and will also provide insight into the stadium and the day's event.

In the build-up to the game there will also be exclusive content available on Wembley Stadium’s official Twitter account - @wembleystadium allowing supporters to get the latest news and also stay up-to-date with any travel news.

Getting to Wembley Stadium
The following travel information is a guide to assist supporters in planning their journey to and from Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup semi-final. This information is correct at the time of compilation. All supporters are encouraged to check with their relevant transport providers before they travel for any updates.

There are a number of planned events taking place in London on Saturday 18th April. There are also six football matches taking place in London. Therefore, all transport hubs will be very busy along with pubs, restaurants and hotels.

So, please take extra time when travelling to and from Wembley Stadium and plan to arrive early ahead of the 5.20pm kick off..

General Wembley Stadium information
Anti-social behaviour. Similar to Emirates Stadium and all stadia, the police and stadium authorities will not tolerate anti-social behaviour of any description. Action will be taken by the Metropolitan Police and Arsenal Football Club towards any individual(s) found behaving in an anti-social manner.

Stewards. Each club will provide a number of their own stewards to work with Wembley staff on the day of the game.

Pyrotechnics. Do not bring pyrotechnics to the stadium. Anyone found in possession of flares and pyrotechnics whilst entering the ground will be arrested.

Flags. One large ‘crowd surfing’ flag is permitted per club. Arsenal is producing this flag, which will be used by supporters before kick-off.
Other flags will be allowed in but their poles should not be longer than one metre, and no thicker than one cm. As a guide, the flags should not be any larger than 250cm at the widest and longest point. If in doubt, please contact Wembley Stadium staff before entering the stadium.

Live screening at Emirates Stadium
For Arsenal Members not going to Wembley Stadium on Saturday, we are delighted to invite Arsenal Members to watch the FA Cup semi-final live on TV at Emirates Stadium.

Areas of the Club Level lounges will be open, so members can watch the action on the giant screen in the Royal Oak, or in the relaxed sports bar environment of the stylish Emirates Lounge or the 49’ers corner bars.

Special food and drink packages will be available to purchase on the day.

Tickets are priced at £8 for adult members and £6.50 for Junior Gunners. You will receive a voucher on arrival which you can redeem against either a pint of selected beer, a 175 ml glass of wine or a 250 ml soft drink.

Please note that seating is unreserved for this event.

Doors open at 4pm ahead of the 5.20pm kick off.

We hope all Arsenal supporters enjoy their day on Saturday.

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