FA announces competition dates for 2017-18

Thursday 15 Jun 2017
The 2018 Emirates FA Cup Final will take place on Saturday 19 May

The Football Association has today announced its fixture schedule for the 2017-18 season.

Dates of the Finals of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, the Emirates FA Cup and the Buildbase FA Vase and Buildbase FA Trophy have been confirmed as follows:

The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final
Saturday 5 May 2018

The Emirates FA Cup Final
Saturday 19 May 2018

The Buildbase FA Vase and Trophy Finals
Sunday 20 May 2018

The Emirates FA Cup gets under way with the extra preliminary round on Saturday 5 August.

One of the most loved weekends in the English football calendar is Emirates FA Cup third round weekend, which for next season has been scheduled for Saturday 6 January.

Arsenal v Chelsea
  • FA Community Shield
  • 2pm, Sunday 6 August 2017
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
In addition, key information has been released for the Community Shield.

The 2017 FA Community Shield will be played at Wembley Stadium connected by EE between Emirates FA Cup winners Arsenal and Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday 6 August.

Each club will receive approximately 28,300 tickets.

Following the agreement of both clubs, Arsenal fans will occupy the East End of Wembley Stadium whilst Chelsea will be in the West End.

Meanwhile, The FA Women’s Super League season will commence on Saturday 23 September 2017.

By FA Staff