SSE Women's FA Cup Final set to attract record attendance

Tuesday 10 May 2016
The 2016 SSE Women's FA Cup Final is set for a record attendance

This weekend’s SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium connected by EE is set for a record crowd.

More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s showpiece, which will be contested by London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea (2pm KO).

Last year’s final, the first to be staged at Wembley, was played in front of a record 30,710 supporters – and came off the back of England’s historic third-place finish at the World Cup in Canada.

Arsenal v Chelsea

SSE Women's FA Cup Final
2pm, Saturday 14 May 2016
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Tickets priced £15 adults, kids go free

This year, thanks to The FA’s partnership with SSE, all children can attend the final for free.

Adult tickets are priced £15 and tickets are still available via or by calling 0844 826 2010.

FA head of football participation and development Kelly Simmons said: “Ahead of Saturday’s final, it’s excellent news that we’re looking set to match and even surpass last year’s ticket sales.

“This success is down to the hard work that the clubs, our staff and our Cup sponsor SSE have put into this year’s final, and shows the level of support there is for our clubs and the wider women’s game.

“Last year’s final was a fantastic occasion and another landmark for women’s football, and we’re delighted that this year’s looks set to be another fitting showcase for the game.

“We wish our two finalists, Arsenal and Chelsea, the very best of luck for Saturday.”

SSE’s managing director of corporate affairs, Alan Young, added: “We’re absolutely delighted that once again we will see a record crowd at Wembley Stadium for the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final.

“In working alongside The FA to create a ‘kids go free’ ticketing offer, we’re able to welcome more families than ever to the stadium this weekend.

“We can’t wait to celebrate what I’m sure will be a tightly-fought contest between Arsenal and Chelsea and wish both teams luck ahead of the game.”

By FA Staff