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The Buildbase FA Trophy and FA Vase Finals to be staged back-to-back at Wembley

Thursday 24 Nov 2016
Non-League Finals Day will be held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE

The FA’s Non-League Finals Day is returning to Wembley Stadium connected by EE this season, with child tickets once again available for just £1.

On Sunday 21 May 2017, The Buildbase FA Vase and Buildbase FA Trophy Finals will be played back-to-back at the national stadium – repeating the historic double staging of the two showpiece events last season. 

Nearly 50,000 people turned out at Wembley last May to see both matches and enjoy a carnival atmosphere in and around the ground.

This year, National League clubs Macclesfield Town and York City will contest the Trophy, whilst Cleethorpes Town and South Shields will play in the FA Vase Final.

Tickets for this season’s event are frozen at £25 for adults and £10 for concessions, with The FA delighted to confirm that all children will be able to enjoy the day out at Wembley for just £1. 

There is also a Non-League Finals Day group rate, perfect for schools and clubs, of £12.50 for adults, £5 for concessions and £1 for children. Tickets are available from or by calling 0844 826 2010.

Martin Glenn, FA chief executive, said: “I was delighted to attend the first Non-League Finals Day last season as it was a true celebration of all that is great about our national game. 

“We were determined to do it again and also to keep the same prices, including making it possible for children to come and see two games at Wembley for just £1. 

“I know there were a lot of people who were making their first-ever visit to the stadium last time and I am sure many will be back again after what was a great family football occasion.”

Non-League Finals Day provides an opportunity to showcase the world-leading English non-League system and once again allow families to celebrate the grassroots game through activities and fan engagement during the day. 

Last season, Morpeth Town and Halifax Town were celebrating after the first Non-League Finals Day at Wembley. 

Morpeth were 4-1 winners against Hereford FC, to become the seventh Northern League club to win The FA Vase in eight years. 

In the FA Trophy final, Scott McManus’s solitary strike against Grimsby Town was enough to give Halifax victory on their first visit to the stadium.

The FA Trophy is open to clubs playing in Steps One to Four of The FA National League System – the four tiers immediately below League Two of the EFL. The forthcoming season will see 276 clubs contesting for top honours.

The FA Vase is open to clubs at Steps Five to Seven of The FA National League System and the 2016-17 season features 592 clubs.

By FA Staff