FA Cup final 2022: London weather, kick-off time, ticket details, parking and Wembley Stadium seating plan

Chelsea play Liverpool in the FA Cup final this Saturday.

Wembley is set to play host as two of England’s most successful clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool meet in the FA Cup final.

The two last met in an FA Cup final back in 2011, with Chelsea winning the match 2-1. Despite a second half goal from Andy Carroll, goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba were enough to seal a memorable cup win from Chelsea.

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Wembley and FA Cup finals haven’t ended well for Chelsea. They lost on penalties in the final of the Carabao Cup to Liverpool in February 2022 and have lost their last two FA Cup finals, losing to Arsenal in 2020 and 1-0 courtesy of a Youri Tielemans strike in 2021.

When is the FA Cup final?

The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool is set to take place on Saturday, 14 May 2022.

What time is the kick off?

Kick off on Saturday is at 4:45pm, meaning the match should end at around 6:50pm. However, there is the possibility that the match could go to extra time and if needed, penalties, like we saw in February.

Extra time would add on another 30 minutes, whilst a time for penalties is unknown.

Can I still get a ticket?

Tickets for the FA Cup are sold out.

What is the weather forecast for Saturday at Wembley?

A mixed day of weather in London on Saturday, with a bright start slowly transcending into cloudiness.

The sun is set to rise at 5:11am, and immediately the day starts off with pure sunshine, not a cloud in the sky, and this will continue until around 4pm, ensuring good sun for those travelling and enjoying pre-match antics.

Despite the weather turning cloudy, the temperature increases to the warmest it will be during the day, as it will reach 21C come kick off, which is at 4:45pm.

There is a low chance of rain despite the clouds, and this will remain throughout the game.

For those travelling on Friday, The Met Office predicts: “After a chilly start in places, soon warming up under lengthy periods of sunshine, eventually becoming very warm in areas such as the Thames Valley, although many coastal districts are cooler. Maximum temperature 23 °C.”

From Saturday to Monday, The Met Office says: “Fine with sunshine Saturday, however probably turning cloudier later ahead of a pulse of showery and locally heavy and thundery rain from the south into Sunday. Probably drier again Monday.”

Can I park at Wembley Stadium?

Wembley Stadium is well situated in London, with great public transport links, as tube stops and various other means of public transport go to Wembley frequently.

The most common route into Wembley is by train, although if you are driving, there is parking available at the stadium.

It is advised that you use the official stadium car parks only, as street parking is prohibited as they are reserved for local residents.

To use the official car parks, book ahead as these tend to fill up quickly.

Another thing to note is to avoid various ‘pop-up car parks’ that appear on match days at Wembley.

Avoid these at all costs because:

  • They probably don’t have the correct insurance in place – so you’re not covered if something happens to your car and they’re at fault;
  • They’re not patrolled, so car crime can – and does – happen;
  • Poor lighting means they’re difficult to navigate for cars and people

What is the seating plan at Wembley?

It’s set to be a bumper crowd at Wembley, as both sides sold their allocation of 30,500 each.

Whilst it’s not yet known what ends of the pitch either side have been given, you can view your seat prior to the game on the 3D seat map.

Simply click on the block that you’re sitting in and then select the seat that appears on your match ticket which gives you an estimate of what your view at the game will be.