FA Cup final 2023: How can I get tickets, how much are they, when is the final, what are the allocations for Man Utd and Man City
The FA Cup final will be an all-Manchester affair for the first time in the competitions history
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City beat Sheffield United 3-0 on Saturday thanks to a Riyad Mahrez hat-trick. City can win the treble and repeat the feat achieved by their rivals in 1999 while Man United could pick up a second trophy of the season after winning the League Cup in February.
It promises to be a gripping contest, after Man City beat United 6-3 in their first Premier League meeting of the season before Erik ten Hag’s men claimed a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture.
Asked about winning the treble and if United fans should be scared, City boss Pep Guardiola said: “They don’t have to be scared, we are neighbours. Neighbours are always nice to each other.
“Being there every year means the mentality of the club - not just the players - is there. It is an honour to be in the FA Cup final on 3 June. We will be here. Today we played really good, everyone was serious.”
Meanwhile, Ten Hag has promised Manchester United fans that his team will ‘give everything’ to stop City matching their achievement from 1999.
“I understand, of course, the feelings from the Man United fans about it. We will do everything to give them that, to give them the second trophy; everything what I have, everything the team have, the staff have,” he said.
“We will give everything to get it done. We can do it because we prove it. It’s not an easy though, it’s a great team, but we also have a great team and great players. We can beat them.”
“We will give everything, and when I say everything, that is everything,” he added. “More than 100% you can’t do, so the fans can rely on that we will give it. We will do it against every opponent, it doesn’t matter who it is. We want to give that against City, we want to give the fans that.”
When is the FA Cup final?
The two Manchester rivals will meet at Wembley on Saturday 3 June. The kick-off time has not been confirmed but recent finals have seen an evening kick off.
The 2022 final got underway at 4.45pm, while the previous season it was a 5.15pm start which was earlier than the 5.30pm kick-off for the 2020 final. The 2023 final is likely to begin between 3pm and 5.30pm.
How to buy tickets for FA Cup final
Tickets are not yet available to purchase but when they are, they will be available to buy through the clubs’ websites. Manchester City and Manchester United fans will be likely to be able to buy the tickets later this week, which would be in line with the release of last year’s tickets.
Fans who have attended games in the FA Cup and Premier League are likely to be given priority for purchase but that is not yet confirmed.
How much are tickets
Last year’s prices were as follows, it is not clear if there will be a rise from the 2022 costs.
How many tickets will each club be allocated
Last year’s final between Liverpool and Chelsea saw 30,500 tickets given to fans of each club, accounting for 61,000 of Wembley’s 90,000 capacity.
How both sides got to the final
- Third round - Everton 3-1
- Fourth Round - Reading 3-1
- Fifth Round - West Ham 3-1
- Quarter-finals - Fulham 3-1
- Semi-finals - Brighton 0-0 (7-6)
- Third round - Chelsea 4-0
- Fourth Round - Arsenal 1-0
- Fifth Round - Bristol city 3-0
- Quarter-finals - Burnley 6-0
- Semi-finals - Sheffield United 3-0