We have reluctantly made the decision to cancel the screening of the Emirates FA Cup final on Saturday, May 27 at Emirates Stadium.
This follows Tuesday night’s announcement by the Prime Minister that the nation’s security threat has been placed at critical.
Should the team win Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley, we can also confirm that a victory parade will not take place. We did not want to place any additional pressure on police and security services at this time and have been working closely with them ahead of making this decision.
Additional security measures will be in place at Wembley on Saturday. We urge you to get to the stadium early to avoid delays and look at the Wembley website or app for more information.
Fans are reminded that if you see or hear anything that could be terrorist related, trust your instinct, no matter how small, then act and call 999.
Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: “As always, the safety of our supporters and staff is paramount and we are in close contact with security services. After taking their advice we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the screening and potential parade. We are sorry for any disappointment this causes but it is in everyone’s best interests.”
Fans who have paid for tickets to the screening will receive full refunds. We will update you with the process for this as soon as possible.
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