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FA Cup final ticket allocations and prices: Manchester clubs set to descend on London again

On Saturday, 25 May, thousands of Manchester United and Manchester City fans will make their way to Wembley Stadium to see their sides face off against each other in the FA Cup final for the second consecutive season.

Last year, the blue half of Manchester were sent back up north with the cup after a 2-1 win over their greatest rivals. This time around, the Blues are regarded as even bigger favourites to win the cup due to the dismal form of Man Utd.

The only silver lining for Man Utd fans is the fact that City aren't going for the treble this time around so they can head down south to Wembley marginally less stressed than they were this time last year.

In years gone by, there has been much outrage about the FA Cup final ticket allocations that clubs have been given with supporters sometimes not even taking up 50% of the stadium. There is further controversy this season with the allocations down significantly on what both clubs received for their respective semi-finals.

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For the second consecutive season, Man Utd and Man City will play each other in the FA Cup final – Photo by Icon Sport

FA Cup final ticket allocations: How many seats have both clubs been given?

For the 2024 FA Cup final, Manchester United and Manchester City have been allocated 30,000 tickets each. This means that around two-thirds of the stadium will be filled by legitimate supporters of both clubs.

Both clubs deal with their ticket allocations for away matches slightly differently, however, only season ticket holders at the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford are eligible to purchase tickets from these allocations. It means that the stadium will be packed with fans who have watched their team every step of the way this season.

Interestingly, the allocation is slightly down on what both clubs received last season. For the 2023 final, both clubs were given 30,500 tickets and it is unclear as to why the extra 500 tickets have been taken off both finalists. Man Utd have confirmed that they are in talks with the FA about securing further tickets.

The current allocation is also less than what both clubs were given for their respective semi-finals last month. All semi-finalists were given 34,000 tickets each meaning there are 4,00 fewer tickets to dish out for the final.

In addition to the 30,000 tickets, it is assumed that both clubs have also been given an extra allocation to give to staff and the players' families and friends.

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Ilkay Gundogan scored after just 12 seconds in the final last year – Photo by Icon Sport

How much are tickets for the FA Cup final?

The tickets for the FA Cup final have been broken down into four categories. They are as follows:

Adults

  • Category 1: £145
  • Category 2: £115
  • Category 3: £70
  • Category 4: £45

16-21/Over 65s

  • Category 1: £135
  • Category 2: £105
  • Category 3: £60
  • Category 4: £35

Under 16s

  • Category 1: £105
  • Category 2: £75
  • Category 3: £30
  • Category 4: £5

These tickets are more expensive than the same seats for both FA Cup semi-finals and the Carabao Cup this season, however, they are the same price as they were for last year's final.

How many tickets have gone to Corporate Hospitality?

Although there hasn't been an official number announced in relation to corporate hospitality, it is assumed that the vast majority of the remaining 29,000 tickets have gone to sponsors and corporate guests.

On the official Wembley website, corporate packages are still being advertised for the FA Cup final so if you are unable to purchase tickets via normal avenues then this could be an option for you.

Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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