Wembley Stadium

Key details announced for Women's FA Cup final

Thursday 04 May 2023 09:24

Manchester United's upcoming Vitality Women's FA Cup final with Chelsea on May 14 has officially sold-out Wembley for the very first time.

Tickets for the 90,000 strong venue went off sale yesterday morning and was followed by an announcement confirming that the showpiece in London, in just over two weeks time, will be attended by a record number of spectators.

The total eclipses last year's number of attendees that saw 49,094 fans watch Chelsea beat Manchester City to be crowned champions. 

Marc Skinner's side reached this stage for the first in the club's history after successfully beating Sunderland, Durham, Lewes and Brighton in respective rounds.

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With kick-off confirmed for 14:30 BST, it has also been revealed that VAR will be used for the very first time in the women's final. 

Suffolk-based official Emily Heaslip will lead a team alongside assistant referees Georgia Ball and Chloe-Ann Small, with Abigail Byrne as fourth official and Sophie Dennington as reserve assistant referee.

Michael Salisbury has been handed the role of overseeing VAR and will be supported by assistant Sian Massey-Ellis. Goal Line Technology will also be in use at Wembley.
Skinner's side still have realistic aims of achieving both a league and cup double this season, with the Reds leading the way in WSL at present, while reigning champions Chelsea look to close the four-point gap with their two games in-hand.

Having won the Women's Championship in our inaugural season back in 2018/19, United now have a chance to add to our trophy cabinet as we continue our growth within the women's game.

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