It’s now time to look forward and plan ahead for our FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Sunday. We have compiled the following information to help you plan your day.
Turn Wembley Stadium red!The team colours have been announced for the match, with both teams wearing their traditional home kits. Manchester City in blue, with Arsenal wearing our red-and-white kit. Let’s turn our end of Wembley red and white!TicketsWe have received an allocation of approximately 33,000 tickets for this match. We have completely sold out and there are no ticket sales on the day. This is an all-ticket match and therefore anyone without tickets should not to travel to Wembley Stadium.Entry into Wembley StadiumWe have been allocated the East end of Wembley Stadium for the match. This is the same end we had for the 2015 FA Cup Final against Aston Villa, so let’s hope that’s a good omen.Access into the stadium is via the following turnstiles:
- Level 1 – B, C, F, G
- Level 5 – A, D, E
Key times for the day:
- 12pm - Ticket office opens (collections only)
- 12pm - Hospitality Doors Open 12pm
- 1pm - Turnstiles will open for entry
- 3pm - Kick off
- 4.45pm* - Scheduled match finish
*Please note the match is subject to extra time and penalties. If scores are level at 90 minutes, two periods of 15 minutes will be played. If scores are still level after extra-time, penalties will be taken.Safety and securityThere will be enhanced security searches in place for this match and all supporters are encouraged to arrive at Wembley Stadium early to avoid delays.Please also be aware of the following:Do not bring large bags or rucksacks. All bags will be searched regardless of sizeBe aware of prohibited items. A full list of prohibited items can be found hereMusical instruments can be permitted entry to the stadium as long as they are approved by The FA and Wembley in advance of match day meeting guidelines. Any supporters wishing to bring instruments to the match must first notify the club who in turn submit a request to The FA. All non-official instruments will be refused entry. Please note no musical instruments will be permitted on Level 5 of Wembley Stadium or hospitality boxes.Persistent standing is not permitted within the stadium bowl during the match. Wembley Stadium asks all supporters to abide by this rule and respond to the safety instructions from the stewarding team so that all fans have an enjoyable experience.Supporters are advised not to bring food and drink to the stadium. No alcohol can be brought into the stadium. Alcohol can be bought inside the stadium with the following conditions:
- No alcohol to be taken inside the bowl
- 4 drinks per person at time of service
- All drinks will be decanted into plastic cups at service points
- All soft drinks brought to the stadium will need to be decanted at turnstiles into plastic cups.
Arsenal pubsWe have been allocated the East end of Wembley Stadium for the match. Consequently, a number of pubs outside the stadium 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 pubs:
- The Torch (1 - 5 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB)
- Crock of Gold (23 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB)
- Watkins Folly (1 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0EW)
- Blue Check Café (12 - 13 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RQ)
- St Josephs Social Club (Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RJ)
- Crystal Club (Silverspoon) (South Way, Wembley, HA9 9HF)
- The Parish (120 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, HA9 8HP)
- First Class Sports Bar (125 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG)
- The Wembley Tavern (121 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG)
- Flyers Last Stand (45 Blackbird Hill, NW9 8RS)
There will also be an external fan zone for Arsenal supporters, called ‘Arena Square’. This is near the Wembley Arena, which is very close to Wembley Stadium itself.Wembley Stadium free appSupporters are encouraged to make their journey easier by downloading the free Wembley Stadium app from the iTunes Store or 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 to get the latest news but also stay up to date with any travel news.Getting to Wembley StadiumThe following travel information is a guide to assist supporters in planning their journey to and from Wembley Stadium for the Emirates 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.Please note Wembley Stadium is a public transport destination and is well catered for with public services, which is the recommended mode of transport to and from the stadium. Below is a list of transport options for supporters:TRAIN AND TUBELondon Underground1. Wembley Park Tube – 5 mins walk from stadium(Metropolitan Line direct to Baker Street / Jubilee Line direct to Baker Street and Bond Street)2. Wembley Central Tube – 15 mins walk from stadium(Bakerloo Line direct to Marylebone, Baker Street and Oxford Circus)London Overground1. Wembley Stadium Station – 5 mins walk from stadium(Chiltern Railways direct to London Marylebone)Find train times and fares here or call 0871 200 4950.COACHNational Express is the Official Coach Supplier for Wembley Stadium and provides dedicated links for visitors to the stadium. Book your coach tickets for match day from over 55 locations across the UK by visiting their website or by calling 08717 81 81 81.BUSLocal buses to Wembley Stadium include 18, 83, 92 and 224.Please note that London buses no longer accept cash, therefore any supporters travelling by bus will need to pay for the fare using an Oyster card or contactless payment card. A single adult fare is £1.45.For London tube, road, bus and other services please visit www.tfl.gov.uk.CARFor supporters wishing to drive please note there will be very limited spaces available at the stadium. Therefore we would strongly advise the use of public transport. If parking is required please book well in advance via their website to guarantee your parking space.Blue badge parking is available to purchase herePlease note that local road closures will be in place around the stadium on match day approximately 4 hours prior to kick off so plan travel accordingly.For full information on getting to Wembley Stadium, please visit the website
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