Concession prices lowered for FA Cup final

The Football Association has announced a reduction in the price of category one and category two concession tickets for the FA Cup final at Wembley as well as no further increase until 2021.

The move comes following a meeting between the official supporters’ representatives from the FA Council, including chair of the Football Supporters’ Federation Malcolm Clarke, and of the clubs competing in this year’s semi-finals.

Chelsea will face Southampton in the semi-final on Sunday, with Tottenham and Manchester United playing in the other semi the day before.

There will now be a saving of some £25 for the final on May 19, improved from £10, on concession purchases of category one or category two tickets.

The concession prices for category three or category four tickets, though, will remain at £10 off the regular match ticket cost.

More details concerning the concessions policy of the clubs involved for the final are set to be announced after the semi-finals.

It was also confirmed there would be no increase in the cost of ticket prices for either the semi-finals or final of the competition “beyond the cost of inflation” through to 2021.

In a statement on its website, the FA said there would additionally be a review into the possible introduction of family areas within both the east and west stands as well as the “potential re-categorisation and allocation of category 2 tickets for areas directly behind each goal” ahead of next season’s ties at Wembley.