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On Saturday, 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 first-ever Manchester derby FA Cup final.
For Manchester City fans, it is their penultimate game of the season with a trip to Istanbul pencilled in for next week. However, for Manchester United fans, this is the last time they will see their team play this season in what has been a promising debut campaign for Erik Ten Hag.
In years gone by, there has been much outrage about the allocation that clubs have been given for cup finals with supporters sometimes not even taking up 50% of the stadium. This time around, however, the allocations have been slightly more acceptable.
FA Cup final tickets: How many seats have both clubs been allocated?
For the 2023 FA Cup final, Manchester United and Manchester City have been allocated 30,500 tickets each. This means that just over 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 were eligible to purchase tickets. It means that the stadium will be packed with fans who have watched their team every step of the way this season.
The allocation is less than what both clubs were given for their respective semi-finals last month, however. All semi-finalists were given 34,000 tickets each meaning there are 3,500 fewer tickets to dish out for the final.
The figure is also less than what Manchester United and Newcastle United received for the Carabao Cup final in February. On that occasion, both clubs were given 33,000 tickets to give to supporters.
In addition to the 30,500 tickets, it is assumed that both clubs have also been given an extra allocation to give to staff and the players' families and friends.
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:
- Category 1: £145
- Category 2: £115
- Category 3: £70
- Category 4: £45
Under 18s/Over 65s
- Category 1: £135
- Category 2: £105
- Category 3: £60
- Category 4: £35
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 between Liverpool and Chelsea.
Fans of both clubs were also given the opportunity to purchase a limited number of Level two tickets. These tickets are in the middle tier of Wembley and they were priced at £250 for adults and £230 for under 18s and over 65s.
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 which suggests that the stadium might not be completely full for the showpiece event which will no doubt infuriate supporters who weren't able to get a ticket for the match.