FA extends partnership with Tickets for Troops to 2016

Friday 29 Aug 2014
Fireworks at Wembley Stadium

The FA has on Friday extended its partnership with Tickets for Troops through to summer 2016 – guaranteeing thousands more seats for armed forces personnel at Wembley.

As a minimum, The FA will allocate 500 seats to the charity for every England international, starting with the visit of Norway to the national stadium on Wednesday 3 September. 

England v Norway

International match
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
8pm Wednesday, 3 September


That match coincides with the 75th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and appropriate remembrance will take place on the night.

The FA has been proudly associated with Tickets for Troops since 2010 and, as the biggest single contributor of sports tickets, has donated more than 20,000 seats for major matches including England games and The FA Cup. 

Indeed, earlier this month hundreds of servicemen and women from across the country attended The FA Community Shield on Sunday 10 August while prime minister David Cameron endorsed the link on a trip to St. George’s Park in May.

Today’s announcement ensures The FA-Tickets for Troops partnership will continue throughout the qualification campaign for UEFA EURO 2016 in France – a period when The FA is also marking the First World War centenary. 

Alongside the Premier League, Football League and British Council, The FA is involved in a Football Remembers project this year commemorating the Christmas Truce matches of December 1914.

Tickets for England's meeting with Norway at Wembley on Wednesday 3 September are still available, click here to buy online.

By FA Staff