FA Youth Cup final: Important info for supporters

Wednesday 11 May 2022 13:00

Manchester United Under-18s face Nottingham Forest Under-18s in the final of the FA Youth Cup this evening.

The match will be played at Old Trafford in front of a record-breaking crowd for the competition, with gates set to open two hours before the 19:30 BST kick-off. 

Here is all the other essential pre-match information for you to know, if you are coming to the Theatre of Dreams for the game…

Youth Cup ticket sales pass stunning landmark


With 63,000 fans expected at Old Trafford, sales now exceed the capacity of all other British club stadiums.


Over 67,000 tickets for our FA Youth Cup Final have been sold and sales are now closed, meaning tickets will not be available for purchase at Old Trafford tonight.

Manchester United want to thank our fans for rallying behind our Under-18s as they attempt to win a record 11th FA Youth Cup title for the club. 

Over 5,000 Nottingham Forest fans will also play their part on what promises to be a special night. 

At 67,000, the attendance will be three-quarters higher than the previous Youth Cup record (38,187 for Arsenal v United at the Emirates in the 2007 semi-final).

It will also be higher than any Premier League fixture away from Old Trafford this season; only Wembley will see bigger attendances in the UK this season.

Priced at £1 each, ticket sales have raised vital funds for Manchester United Foundation, which creates opportunities for disadvantaged young people across Greater Manchester.

Please ensure you either download your tickets to your mobile phone or digital wallet before you arrive at the ground and that your device has sufficient battery with the brightness turned up when scanning your ticket.

Alternatively, if you are planning to print your tickets at home, please ensure you have printed all of the tickets for your group and that you have only printed each ticket once. 

How your presence will help our young Reds


If you can, make sure you're at Wednesday's FA Youth Cup final to play a part in United's future.


Please plan your route to the stadium in advance and allow more time than usual for your journey. If you are travelling to the stadium by car, you can use the postcode M16 0RA. 

For more on getting to Old Trafford by car, bike, taxi or public transport, please visit our Getting Here page.


Old Trafford has a number of on and off-site secure parking spaces which are still available for this fixture and can be purchased for £1 per space. Click here to purchase your car parking space. Please note all car parking spaces must be paid for in advance. 

If you have a blue badge and require accessible car parking, please send your membership number and a copy of your blue badge to accessibility@manutd.co.uk, and we will let you know if there are any spaces available.

Please note that season-ticket car-parking passes for men’s fixtures will not be applicable for this game. Any fans with a 2021/22 season car-parking pass will need to purchase a separate pass for this fixture.

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All bags will be searched and items larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (8" x 6" x 2") must be left at one of the ‘Bag Drop’ facilities. There is a £5 charge to leave an item at a Bag Drop, with all profits going to the Manchester United Foundation. For more information on bag restrictions, including a list of prohibited items, please visit www.manutd.com/bags.


All payments whilst at the stadium must be made using cashless, contactless payment methods. Please note that cash will not be accepted for kiosk transactions.


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