Non League Finals Day: Supporters Guide
Fans advice for Non-League Finals Day – 21 May
The Non-League Finals Day will take place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 21 May 2023, with both the Isuzu FA Vase & FA Trophy Finals played back-to-back in what is a bumper day of action and celebration of non-league football.
The Isuzu FA Vase Final kicks-off at 12.15
The Isuzu FA Trophy Final kicks off at 16.15
Wembley Stadium has issued some key information for all supporters planning on attending this event.
Following this guidance 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.
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 Ascot United and FC Halifax Town fan zone is located on the east concourse area of the stadium.
The Newport Pagnell and Gateshead Fan Zone is located to the west of the stadium on the event pad.
Fan Zones offer supporters the chance to enjoy a drink, including alcohol, food, while listening to the sounds of our resident DJ. They are the perfect place to soak up the pre-match party atmosphere.
The fan zones will be open from 11.00 – 15.45 and stop serving alcohol one hour before the final game kicks off.
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.
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.
By National Rail
Supporters are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance to avoid disappointment or delay to their travel.
Heading to the game: Supporters can interchange at central London stations for London Underground and bus services to Wembley Stadium. Please factor additional travel across London into your travel time /costs.
Travelling home: Fans are asked to leave the ground promptly and avoid opting for the last train of the day. Please check National Rail Enquiries for the latest up-to-date information.
Please allow for longer journey times from Wembley Stadium to central London stations due to crowd safety controls for safe station access.
Wembley Stadium benefits from easy access to three rail / London Underground stations. These are:
- Wembley Stadium station
- Wembley Central station
- Wembley Park station
Supporters should plan to arrive at Wembley stations no later than one hour prior to kick-off, to allow sufficient time to walk to and enter the stadium. Spectators are advised to check the National Rail Enquiries and TfL websites on event day for real-time travel information and status updates.
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.
National Express is the official coach partner to Wembley Stadium. National Express drop off at the stadium from over 50 locations around the UK making it the easiest and most convenient way to travel to Wembley. To book a National Express service for the Final visit the National Express website or call 08717 81 81 81
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 be available from 10.45am. Hospitality turnstiles will also at this time.
Children (14 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two are not permitted into the stadium.
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.