The Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women's FA Cup will culminate in one Wembley weekend

Wednesday 30 Jun 2021
The round dates for the Emirates FA Cup 2021-22 season have been released

We can confirm that the 2021-22 Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup campaigns will both conclude over the same weekend at Wembley Stadium connected by EE for the very first time.

The Emirates FA Cup, which will be celebrating its 150th anniversary, is due to kick-off on Saturday 7 August 2021 with its extra preliminary round.

The Final is planned to take place at the home of English football on Saturday 14 May 2022 and the Premier League has announced that its fixtures on this date have been re-scheduled to ensure a standalone kick-off time.

And the Vitality Women’s FA Cup is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary with the delayed 2020-21 competition set to be completed at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 5 December 2021.

The Vitality Women's FA Cup Final will take place at Wembley on the same weekend as the men's edition

The 2021-22 edition is scheduled to begin on Sunday 15 August 2021 with its own extra preliminary round and the Final is arranged for Sunday 15 May 2022 at the national stadium.

Andy Ambler, our director of pro game relations, said: "We’re absolutely delighted that it has been possible to organise for both of our showpiece events to culminate at Wembley Stadium over the same weekend for the first time. We look forward to welcoming large numbers of fans to celebrate what will be very special occasions for both FA Cup competitions and the national stadium."

Kelly Simmons, our director of the women’s professional game, added: "The Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final is one of the biggest occasions in the women’s football calendar and an opportunity to showcase the very best players at one of the most famous venues in world football.

"I'm thrilled that we will have a whole weekend of world-class football at Wembley Stadium and I hope for a really big, vocal crowd to match the spectacle on the field."

Full schedules for the 2021-22 Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup competitions can be accessed here .

By Communications department