Ebbsfleet United, the non-league football club taken over by 28,000 fans from the myfootballclub website, have beaten league leaders Aldershot 4-2 on aggregate in the semi finals and are now through to the FA trophy final at Wembley on May 10th.
Ticket sales near 10,000
Just four days into selling tickets on the MyFC shop, at Stonebridge Road and over the phone (00 44 (0)1474 569 436), ticket sales are nearing the 10,000 mark. With four home games at Stonebridge Road, sales will continue to soar and it seems likely that the club will have to request a further allocation of tickets from Wembley.
**update 1** :
Tickets for the FA Trophy Cup Final at Wembley
Just posted up at myfootballclub
Tickets are priced at £25 with concessions at £12.50 (for under 16s and over 65s). There are also 80 pairs of wheelchair and personal assistant tickets at £25 with the carer at £0.00. Visually impaired supporters can contact Wembley to book audio headsets.
Tickets will go on sale at Stonebridge Road and on www.myfootballclub.co.uk from 9.00am on Monday 31 March 2008*. Opening times at Stonebridge Road for ticket sales will be confirmed next week.
(*In the unlikely event that we do no receive the tickets by Friday 28 March, this date may change.)
Allocation and orientation
The football club has been given an initial ticket allocation of 15,214 tickets. More tickets will be made available should this allocation sell out.
The Ebbsfleet United players will use the England dressing room and Ebbsfleet United supporters will occupy West half of Wembley Stadium. Both clubs will be wearing their home colours.
Trains and coaches from Northfleet and Gravesend
There are regular trains from Northfleet and Gravesend stations to London Bridge Station. From London Bridge Station, take the westbound Jubilee Line to Wembley Park. Please allow 60 minutes to reach Wembley Stadium from London Bridge.
The club have reserved a number of coaches to provide return travel to Wembley Stadium from the Stonebridge Road area. The price for this return ticket will be published in the coming days.
We have asked Eurostar if we can use the International Station car park as a pick-up point, and for supporters to leave their cars. Again, we hope to confirm this in the coming days.
Other travel to Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium is a public transport destination. There is no public parking at Wembley Stadium and illegally parked cars will incur large fines and may be towed away.
Wembley Park (Metropolitan and Jubilee lines) and Wembley Central (Bakerloo line, Silverlink County and Silverlink Metro) stations are close to the stadium. Wembley Stadium Station is also convenient, with Chiltern Railways providing links between London and the Midlands.
Further information, including bus and coach travel to Wembley Stadium, is available at http://www.wembleystadium.com/gettingtowembley
Security at Wembley is stringent. “Large suitcases, lap tops and back packs (trip hazards)” cannot be taken into the stadium. Food and drink is also not permitted. Other prohibited items include:
– Flag poles longer than 1m (flags without poles can be no bigger than 2m x 2m)
– Prams and pushchairs
– Air horns
Supporters are likely to be searched by stewards going into the stadium, and the advice from Wembley Stadium is to travel light.