Chelsea vs Notts County: Your Guide To The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final
The Women’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Notts County will be held at Wembley Stadium for the first time in it’s history next month. Here’s a handy guide
The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Notts County will be held at the iconic Wembley Stadium for the first time in it’s history next month.
The game will take place on Saturday 1 August, kicking off at 3pm, and will be broadcast live on BBC One but for those who will be attending the match itself, we’ve come up with this handy guide.
Tickets for the match are already on sale to the general public and are available via the FA website or by calling 0844 826 2010. Group/Disabled bookings are available on 0800 169 2007 (option 7).
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £30 (saving of £10)
Book by phone: 0844 826 2010.
Last year’s final at the Stadium MK attracted more than 15,000 fans but with the success of the England’s Ladies team at this summers World Cup Final’s still fresh in the memory, attendance figures will hopefully be significantly up on last year.
Wembley Stadium is easily accessible via several modes of transport including car, coach, train and underground. I personally think travelling by rail is the easiest option but if you do want to drive to the venue, make sure to book your car parking in advance.
If you’re travelling in a group or as part of a supporters club, then using a Coach can be a cost-effective way to get to Wembley. The official coach partner of the stadium is National Express and they’ll be running services for the Notts County Ladies team from Nottingham Broadmarsh bus station.
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There are a number of nation-wide train links that will bring you straight into London Euston or London St Pancras Stations depending on where you set off from. Those coming from Nottingham can catch the 11.05 which arrives at St Pancras at just after 1pm giving you plenty of time to get over to Wembley.
From St Pancras you’d jump on the Metropolitan underground line which will take you directly to Wembley Park Station in under 20 minutes. From there, it’s just a short walk to the stadium.
Travelling home after the match can be a pain so why not consider making a weekend of it and staying over in London on the Saturday night?
That way you can enjoy yourself after the game, either celebrating victory or drowning your sorrows, without the hassle of travelling back up the busy motorway or on a packed train carriage.
There are a number of options both around the stadium itself or in the surrounding area, but these hotels offer high quality accommodation at an affordable price:
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum –
Holiday Inn London Brent Cross –
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury –
Holiday Inn London Regents Park –
Holiday Inn London Mayfair –
Whether you plan to have a few drinks before the game or continue your day-out into the evening after the match, it’s important to know where to find a few local pubs in and around Wembley.
Here are a few of the best ones:
The Green Man
Boasting a huge beer garden and offering a wide selection of beers on tap, The Green Man is always popular with supporters on match day and is less than a 10 minute walk from Wembley.
Just a few minutes walk from the stadium, this Irish bar is usually packed on match days and as you’d expect, they are known for their Guinness, but they also have an array of beers, ciders and bitters available.
This Weatherspoon’s pub offers a cheap and cheerful place to have a drink or bite to eat and is just a 5 minute walk from the Wembley Park underground station.
If this is your first trip to Wembley Stadium, it’s worth getting to know the layout and your way around before you arrive as it’s absolutely HUGE, so don’t waste any time looking for your entrance gate, a toilet or ATM machine.
The best place to start is by visiting the official Wembley Stadium website as it has a really detailed map here.
They also have a really useful ‘view from my seat’ tool which allows you to see a photograph of your view from your allocated seat number.
And here’s a full virtual tour of the stadium:
So there’s your guide to Wembley Stadium and the surrounding area ahead of your trip to the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final. Let’s hope for a great game but just as important, we hope you enjoy your day out in London.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
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