THE FA TO PROVIDE 120 EXTRA COACHES FOR FANS TRAVELLING TO EMIRATES FA CUP FINAL
The Football Association has secured 120 coaches for fans travelling to this year’s Emirates FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Manchester United.
Planned strikes by The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and train drivers’ union Aslef, on Saturday 3 June, mean there will be no national rail services in place between Manchester and London, for the Final, which takes place at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.
To compensate for the loss of train services The FA has secured 60 coaches for both Manchester clubs to help supporters get to the game.
The services will leave two separate locations in Manchester on the morning of the Final and return fans after the game finishes. Spaces will only be available to supporters with a valid matchday ticket bought via their club. The cost is £60 for adults and £55 for under 15s (a £1 booking fee will also apply).
The FA has also worked with Brent Council to provide a park and walk facility at Fryent Country Park. This will provide additional parking services for fans driving to Wembley Stadium.
Tom Legg, Head of External Operations at The FA, said: “We look forward to welcoming a capacity crowd to Wembley Stadium for the Emirates FA Cup Final. We have worked closely with both clubs and travel operators to put in place alternative options for supporters coming to Wembley Stadium for the showpiece event of the season.
“We would urge anyone travelling to the game to plan their journey well in advance and to consider the options in place to support them.”