Ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final, the club has compiled the following information to help all supporters ahead of the big weekend.
This information covers the three main events:
· The FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium
· The FA Cup final live screening at Emirates Stadium
· The possible parade in Islington on Sunday, May 31
The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium
Turn Wembley Stadium Yellow and Blue!
Arsenal will be wearing our yellow and blue kit for the FA Cup final, with Aston Villa wearing their traditional claret and blue kit.
We are asking all supporters to wear yellow and blue on the day to create the best possible Arsenal atmosphere inside Wembley Stadium!
Yellow and Blue scarves
To help with creating a great atmosphere on FA Cup final day, and also as a thank you for the fantastic support this season, the club is providing yellow and blue scarves for supporters.
The scarves will be distributed at Wembley Stadium on the day and also at the Emirates Stadium live screening.
The match is now officially sold out, with both clubs having sold their allocations. Arsenal and Aston Villa have both received approximately 25,000 tickets.
This is an all-ticket match and therefore anyone without tickets should not to travel to Wembley Stadium.
Please note that the match is a 5.30pm kick-off.
East end of Wembley Stadium
The Arsenal fans will occupy the east end of the stadium. Please note, this is the opposite end to this season’s FA Cup semi-final and last season’s semi and final.
The FA Cup Final will be refereed by Jon Moss, his assistants will be Darren England and Simon Bennett. Craig Pawson will be the fourth official.
Extra-time and penalties
If the game ends in a draw there will be extra-time (two periods of 15 minutes) and, if necessary, a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. There will not be a replay.
Goal-line technology will be in operation for the FA Cup final 2015, following its first use in an FA Cup Final last year.
A number of Arsenal stewards will be located around the turnstiles at Wembley Stadium, dedicated to Arsenal fans, in order to offer assistance if required.
Arsenal has been allocated the east side of Wembley Stadium and a number of pubs have been designated ‘Arsenal pubs’ for the final.
The club is liaising with these pubs to create a strong 'Arsenal' look and feel for the day. Supporters wishing to go to a pub before and after the match are encouraged to visit one of the following listed here.
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 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. Click here for more information on getting to and from Wembley Stadium.
FA Cup Final screening at Emirates Stadium
For those Arsenal Members without match tickets, The FA Cup Final will be screened live exclusively for Arsenal Members at Emirates Stadium also on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
The match will be shown live on giant screens on the pitch inside Emirates Stadium with supporters able to watch the action from the lower tiers and Club Level. Doors will open at 3.30pm, ahead of the 5.30pm kick off.
A limited number of tickets are still available, with the capacity on the day being 40,000.
Should Arsenal be successful and win the FA Cup Final, a parade with the first team squad, starting and finishing at Emirates Stadium, going via Islington Town Hall, will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2015.
The parade would be shown LIVE on Arsenal.com.
The planned itinerary for possible parade is as follows:
The parade starts next to Emirates Stadium at Drayton Park, by Martineau Road. From here the first team squad will travel in open top buses along Drayton Park, Aubert Park, Highbury Park, Highbury Grove, St Paul’s Road, and halfway round Highbury roundabout into Upper Street.
The parade will arrive at Islington Town Hall, where there will be a short appearance by the players outside. This will be followed by a closed reception inside the Town Hall, before the parade returns back to the stadium.
The parade will leave the Town Hall and head back towards the Emirates Stadium where the First Team squad will appear on a stage on the podium above the Armoury store. Viewing will be from the area in front of the Armoury.
We hope this weekend is enjoyable for all Arsenal supporters!
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