How to get tickets to the FA Cup Final 2023 at Wembley Stadium
It's decided! A Manchester derby is coming to Wembley this June for an epic FA Cup Final. It's your last chance to get tickets, so here's everything you need to know.
It's red vs blue, United vs City, Ten Hag vs Guardiola, in the first-ever all Manchester FA Cup Final.
The age-old rivals are to face each other once again this weekend in a battle for their beloved city. Manchester United are aiming for a cup double with the Caraboa Cup already under their belts, whilst Manchester City are on course to win a famous treble, with the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup in their sights.
The FA Cup season so far has been packed with striking moments, like Wrexham’s victory over Coventry to get to the fourth round, and League Two side Grimsby making it to the quarter-finals. And of course, who could forget the Man United vs Fulham match which saw two players and a manager receive a red card?
As the oldest national football competition in the world, the FA Cup is always met with huge levels of anticipation. Last year for the 150th anniversary, titans Liverpool and Chelsea met at Wembley Stadium and, after a tense round of penalties, the Reds lifted the trophy for the eighth time.
This year is set to be just as exciting, so the RadioTimes.com team is on hand to help you tackle the task of getting tickets. We’ve got all the information you need about the final plus, how to get your hands on a last-minute spot, which you can currently get for around £500.
So, whether getting to the final is a new interest or a life-long goal, we can tell you everything you need to know.
When and where is the FA Cup Final 2023?
The FA Cup Final is hosted every year in May or June at the 'Home of Football', Wembley Stadium. Here’s the official date and venue for this year.
- 3rd June 2023 – Wembley Stadium, London
As the largest stadium in the UK, the event is held in front of 90,000 fans and is an all-round day for football fans, complete with food, drink and live performances – last year the pre-match entertainment was made up of Pete Tong and RAYE.
To get to the Wembley you can take your pick of three train stations, all within a 20-minute walk of the stadium. Wembley Park is available on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines, Wembley Stadium Station is accessible via Chiltern Railways (just one stop from London Marylebone), and Wembley Central is available on the Bakerloo and Overground lines, as well as Southern and West Midlands rail.
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Who is playing in the FA Cup Final 2023?
Manchester City are to face Manchester United. This will be the 190th time the two teams meet each other on the football pitch, with 78 wins to United, 58 wins to City and 53 draws so far. Whilst Man United have historically held dominance, in recent seasons it's been City who have had the upper hand – but this time will be the first they face each other in an FA Cup Final.
How to get tickets to the FA Cup Final 2023
Getting tickets to the FA Cup final is always a tricky affair as the majority of seats will go to fans or season ticket holders of the finalist clubs. To get them at face value, you often have to be considered a loyal fan and have proof that you’ve attended most of the matches for that season. There will also be lotteries and competitions nearer the final date, but of course these can be very unpredictable.
If you don’t fit this criteria, we would recommend taking a look at the resale site Livefootballtickets.com, which has a 4.6 star rating from Trustpilot. It's offering a range of seating options and has over 1,598 tickets still available. Its prices currently start from £410 – we realise tickets aren't cheap.
If you have the budget, you can also consider hospitality options from Club Wembley which will often include prime seating, access to bars and restaurants and even the chance to meet legendary football players. Prices for hospitality start £2,466 and go up as high as £37,200.
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