The Betfred Challenge Cup Final: Supporters Guide

Betfred Challenge Cup Final: Supporters Guide

The Betfred Men’s Challenge Cup Final takes place at Wembley Stadium this Saturday (8 June) with Warrington Wolves taking on Wigan Warriors.

The match forms part of an exciting triple header with the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos, and the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final between Wakefield Trinity and Sheffield Eagles also taking place on the same day.

For all those attending, we have prepared some useful information, below. Strict adherence to the guidance will ensure Wembley Stadium is a safe environment for all visitors and give fans the opportunity to make the most of their visit.

Schedule and door openings

Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Final: Kick-off  11.45
Betfred Men’s Challenge Cup Final: Kick-off  15.07
AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final: Kick-off  17:45

Hospitality (Club Wembley) and General Admission turnstiles will open from 11am.

Please arrive early at the stadium to allow enough time for necessary security checks, including enhanced searches and bag checks.

Children (14 years and under) must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of two will not be permitted into the stadium.

Rob Burrow tribute

The men’s Challenge Cup Final will kick off at 15:07 as Rugby League celebrates the life of Rob Burrow CBE who wore the famous number 7 shirt with pride.

There will be a one minute’s silence before the men’s and women’s finals with the crowd invited to join in one minute’s applause after 7 minutes of each of the games taking place.

Supporters can also leave tributes to Rob at the Rugby League Statue outside Wembley Stadium from 09.45. Please do not leave any flammable tributes (such as candles). All portable tributes will be relocated to the John Holmes Statue at Headingley – floral tributes will not be relocated.


A matchday ticket gives you entrance to all three finals, but once you enter the stadium, you will not be able to leave and re-enter.

Rail / London Underground

Wembley Stadium benefits from easy access to three rail / London Underground stations. These are:

Wembley Central Station (Bakerloo Line)

Wembley Park Station (Jubilee & Metropolitan Line)

Wembley Stadium Station (Chiltern Rail)

Supporters are encouraged to plan their journeys in advance to avoid disappointment or delay to their travel.

All those travelling by rail 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.

Post-match, fans are asked to leave the ground promptly and avoid opting for the last train of the day. Please allow for longer journey times from Wembley Stadium to London Euston station due to crowd safety controls for safe station access.

Travelling by car

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.

By Coach

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 Challenge Cup Final visit the National Express website or call 08717 81 81 81.

About Wembley Stadium

No-street-drinking zone

There is 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 (PSPO) in place around the stadium on event days. More information on the order can be found here.

As part of the PSPO, shops and off-licences around Wembley Stadium are also banned from selling alcohol on match days.

Fans caught drinking on Olympic Way and the surrounding streets ahead of the Challenge Cup Final will have 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 zone outside the stadium.

Fan Zone

There is a dedicated fan zone for all Rugby League fans on the East Side of the stadium.

East Village offers supporters the chance to enjoy food and drink (including alcohol) while listening to the latest sounds from our resident DJ. It is the perfect place to soak up the pre-match party atmosphere with fellow fans.

The fan zone will be open from 11.00 and close 30 minutes prior to kick-off of the men’s final at 3pm. It will stop serving alcohol one hour before kick-off.

Supporters will need to present a valid stadium ticket to enter and spaces are limited. The stadium’s bag policy (see below) also applies to anyone visiting the fan zone.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Wembley Stadium has a zero-tolerance policy for all anti-social and discriminatory behaviour. Tougher measures are now in place for the following offences.



Entering the pitch without permission

Stadium ban

Smoke bombs or pyros

Throwing objects

Drug use

Discriminatory behaviour

Racist or homophobic chanting

Reported to the police

Ejected from the stadium

Criminal record

Education or employment at risk

Life-time ban

Help us to ensure all events at Wembley Stadium are a safe environment for everyone.

If you witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on the day, text HELP to 66566 or contact your nearest steward.

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.

Cashless Stadium

Wembley Stadium is a cashless venue. No kiosks, including programme sales, will accept cash. Contactless & Card payments will be accepted at all kiosks inside the stadium.

Disabled supporters

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.

Food and drink

You cannot bring your own food and drink into the venue. Wembley Stadium offers an extensive range of food and drinks inside the stadium – more information is available here.

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