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FA Cup Final Day: The Wembley Experience

There has been plenty of controversy about the ticketing allocations for Saturday’s FA Cup final, but if you are one of the lucky ones making the trip there are several logistical issues that you should be aware of before travelling. Here, we take a look at how Arsenal and Hull fans can get the most out of Cup Final Day.

Quick Facts
• Arsenal v Hull – 17/05/2014, KO 5pm
• Each club allocated 25,000 tickets
• Arsenal have the Western side of the stadium, while Hull are in the Eastern side 

How To Get There
• Wembley is a “public transport" destination and most fans will use either the coach or local train system, with the use of cars discouraged on match days.
• Anybody that does get a coach to the game will be taken directly to the stadium; with coaches having their own parking area near the turnstiles.
• Those that use trains are advised to use one of the three local stations; Wembley Park Stadium, Wembley Stadium Station or Wembley Central Station.

Local Train Stations
The three stations which serve Wembley Station are the following, and will be used by both sets of supporters:

• Wembley Park Station
o Served by Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
o Ten minute walk from the ground.
• Wembley Stadium Station
o On the Chiltern line and covers travel to and from the Midlands, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
o Closest station to the ground, it involves a five minute walk.
• Wembley Central Station
o Served by the Bakerloo underground line and the London Overground line.
o Fifteen minute walk from the ground.

 

Parking
• The official car parks are based at the stadium, but cost £30. Hull supporters are in the Green Car Park, while Arsenal fans have access to the Yellow Car Park.
• A cheaper option is to drive to one of the tube stations, such as Stanmore, Hillingdon or Ruislip and then take the underground to Wembley Park. Saturday parking is £2, although you will also need to consider the congestion zone charge and cost of the tube ticket.

 

Allocated Pubs

ArsenalHull
The Torch - 1-5 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9ABThe Green Man - Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF
Crock of Gold - 23 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9ABBlue Room - 53 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, HA9 8BE
Moore Spice - Wembley Retail Park, Unit 2, Engineers Way, HA9 0EHJJ Moons - 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7DT
Watkins Folly - 1 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0EWThirsty Eddie’s - 412 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AH
Blue Check Café - 12-13 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RQFlannery’s - 610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF
Alisan Bar - The Junction, Wembley Retail Park, Engineers Way, HA9 0EGMannions - 313 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BA
The Parish - 120 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, HA9 8HPThe Copper Jug - 10 The Broadway, Wembley, HA9 8JU
 First Class Sports Bar - 125 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HGFusilier - 652 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HA
 The Wembley Tavern - 121 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HGPowerleague - Olympic Way, Wembley
 Cheers Bar - 45 Blackbird Hill, NW9 8RSLiquor Station - 379 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA

Food and Drink in the Stadium
• Fans can bring their own food into the stadium
• No alcohol, bottles or cans allowed
• A total of 688 food and drink service points across the stadium:

 Food £
 Fish and Chips £7.80
 Hot Dog £4.40
 Drink £
 Soft Drinks £3.10
 Pint of Lager £4.70