Vanarama National League Promotion Final: supporters guide
Fans advice for Vanarama National League Promotion Final
Wembley Stadium has issued some key information for all supporters planning on attending this year’s Vanarama National League Promotion Final between Chesterfield and Notts County on 13 May.
Following this advice will ensure Wembley is a safe environment for all visitors on the day and give fans the opportunity to make the most of their visit.
Travel Disruption - Rail
PLEASE NOTE: Significant strike action across the national rail sector is planned to take place on 13 May.
National Rail services are expected to be severely disrupted and supporters are encouraged to look at alternative travel. No trains will be stopping at Wembley Stadium Station.
Please plan your journey to and from Wembley Stadium well in advance.
London Underground Travel
All Tube lines that stop at Wembley stations (Wembley Park & Wembley Central) will be running as normal on Saturday, 13 May.
Plan your journey using TfL’s Journey Planner or the TfL Go app, and check before you travel for the latest on how services in London are running.
National Express is the official coach partner for Wembley Stadium, serving over 50 destinations UK-wide. Visit the National Express website for more details on how to book a direct event day coach service.
Stadium Car Parking
Event day parking at Wembley Stadium is limited and must be booked in advance via the Wembley Official Parking website. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Any vehicles which do not pre-book will not be granted access to the stadium car parks. Customers are advised to park via the official car parks only.
Blue badge parking is available for ticketholders with accessibility needs and this can also be booked directly through the Wembley Official Parking website. For any further accessibility requirements, please review Wembley Stadium’s Access Information page, or visit the Guest support portal.
The National League Promotion Final kicks off at 15.30pm.
Please arrive early at the stadium to allow enough time for necessary security checks, including enhanced searches and bag checks.
General admission to the stadium will open two hours before kick-off at 13.30. Hospitality turnstiles will open three hours before kick-off at 12.30
Children (14 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two will not be permitted into the stadium.
The game is expected to finish around 17.15. Extra time and penalties will be in operation should the match finish in a tie. Please allow additional time for this.
The Notts County Fan Zone is located on the East concourse area of the stadium.
The Chesterfield Fan Zone is located to the West side of the stadium on the event pad.
Fan Zones offer supporters the chance to enjoy a drink, including alcohol, food, a DJ and are the perfect place to soak up the pre-match party atmosphere.
The fan zones will be open from 11.00 – 15.00 and stop serving alcohol one hour before kick-off (15.30).
Supporters will need to present a valid stadium ticket to enter the area which has a limited capacity. The stadium’s bag policy (see below) also applies to anyone visiting the fan zone.
Restricted bag policy
Wembley Stadium operates a restricted bag policy. Each person can only bring one small bag into the stadium, and it must not be bigger than A4 size:
Height – 297mm (11.7 inches) - Width – 210mm (8.27 inches) - Depth – 210mm (8.27 inches)
Please note, this means the overall bag size – bags that are half-full and folded over to reduce their size will not be accepted. Anyone carrying bags that do not meet the criteria above will not be allowed into the stadium. A full list of prohibited items can be found here.
Since 2022 Brent Council, and its partners, have enforced a no-street-drinking zone on Olympic Way and the surrounding area for ALL events at Wembley Stadium. This is part of the current Public Space Order Protection in place around the stadium on event days. More information on the order can be found here.
Fans drinking on Olympic Way and the surrounding streets ahead of the final will be asked to hand over their alcohol and enforcement action may be considered.
Supporters wanting alcohol before the game should head for the licensed bars or restaurants in the area or make their way to the dedicated fan zones outside the stadium.
The use of pyrotechnics, flares and smoke devices inside or outside Wembley Stadium is illegal and prohibited. Anyone caught carrying or using pyrotechnical equipment inside the stadium will be immediately ejected from the stadium, banned from future events and dealt with by police. Those caught using pyrotechnic equipment anywhere outside of the stadium will be in breach of the PSPO order and face enforcement action.
Wembley Stadium is a welcoming and inclusive venue for all guests with access requirements. There are 310 places for wheelchair users, each with a personal assistant/companion seat. The stadium also provides a range of services for guests with specialist access requirements including a shuttle service from Wembley Park Station. More information can be found here.
Persistent standing during a match at Wembley Stadium is strictly forbidden (unless with a ticket for the safe standing area) and may result in ejection from the ground. Persistent standing not only compromises crowd safety, but also affects the matchday experience of fellow spectators, especially children and elderly people.
Anti-social and discriminatory behaviour
Wembley Stadium operates a zero-tolerance policy on any form of anti-social and discriminatory behaviour, in line with the Love Football, Protect the Game campaign
If you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on the day, text HELP to 66566 or contact your nearest steward.