Soak up all the pre-match atmosphere from the Engage ICON Club
Premium blocked & reserved seats
Welcome Champagne reception
Complimentary bar 3 hours prior to the match during and 1 hour
Superb 3 course pre-match meal with specially selected wines
Guest appearances by football legends
Accommodation arrangements by Engage Concierge
2021 FA Cup Semi Finals – The inaugural FA Cup tournament kicked off in November 1871. Four first-round matches were the first FA Cup games ever played – on 11 November 1871. … The following year, on 16 March 1872, Wanderers became the first winners of the FA Cup, beating Royal Engineers 1–0 at The Oval.
Redevelopment of Wembley saw the final played outside of England for the first time ever, with the 2001–2006 finals being played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Upon the opening of the new Wembley Stadium the Final returned to Wembley, but the semi-finals were played at neutral grounds. However, in 2003, it was announced that all future semi-finals would be played at the new Wembley Stadium once it had opened, and this took effect in 2008.
Beginning with the 2016,17 stadium all quarter-final matches will be played to a result on the day (with draws followed by extra time, with a penalty shootout if level after extra time) instead of being replayed in the event of a draw.
After winning the competition from 1884 to 1886, Blackburn Rovers became the second club to win three consecutive FA Cups and remain the only club still in existence to win “three in a row” to this day, as Wanderers, who achieved the feat 6 years earlier, were disbanded in 1883.
Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 in last years final behind closed doors, which is their 14th FA Cup trophy. Arsenal now have a two tournament win advantage over the rest of English football, with Manchester United currently on 12. As with every FA Cup year we hope for a giant killing story where a lower league outfit upset one of the big boys. 2012-13 was the most recent final upset when Wigan Athletic beat Manchester city 1 – 0.
We cannot wait to have fans back into stadiums, including the infamous Wembley so book the 2021 FA Cup Semi Finals today, to secure your attendance!