Football: FA Cup Final in London

May 2017(exact dates to be confirmed)

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If you're lucky enough to get tickets to the FA Cup final, you're in for a real treat – seeing a moment of English football history from the stands at the famous Wembley Stadium.

Those who choose to watch the match on TV are spoilt for choice in London. If you fancy a pint with your football, why not soak up the atmosphere in a traditional English pub while watching the game? Perhaps you'd prefer to watch in one of London's dedicated sports bars. It's an experience you'll savour for years to come.

For those not so keen on seeing the game: a hot tip is to hit the shops – they're usually nice and quiet during the match!

History of the FA Cup and Wembley Stadium

The FA Cup is the oldest and longest-running football (soccer) competition in the world and was first held in 1871-72 with entries from 15 clubs. Since then, the FA Cup has grown considerably and each year several hundred teams enter the competition.

The FA Cup Final is traditionally played at London's Wembley Stadium, but extensive renovations to the venue meant it was held in Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium from 2001 to 2006. In 2007, the FA Cup once again returned to Wembley Stadium.

The FA Cup Final: Past and Present

What makes the FA Cup so exciting is the fact that it's a knockout tournament, featuring teams from all levels of competition. Entry is open to all professional English teams in the Premier League and Football League. Certain other clubs from the English football league system are also eligible.

So, as the season progresses, you may see a small local team play one of the world's biggest and best, often with thrilling results.

For sports and football fans alike, this is a London event that's not to be missed.

Last year, Manchester United secured the trophy after defeating Crystal Palace by two goals to one. Manchester United have won a joint-record 12 FA Cups, held with London club Arsenal.

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Venue Details & Map

Wembley Stadium

Address
Olympic Way
Wembley
London
HA9 0WS
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 8795 9000
Public transport:
The nearest tube station is Wembley Park (Jubilee and Metropolitan lines). The nearest railway station is Wembley Stadium. Download the Wembley App for latest travel information

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