On The Road: Wembley

By SFC Media Wed 22 Feb Man Utd vs Saints
Photo by Reuters

Heading to Southampton’s game against Manchester United in the EFL Cup final at Wembley?

We’ve got plenty of Wembley Stadium information and travel advice to help you plan your #MarchToWembley.

Saints’ Ticket Office and Supporter Relations staff will be available from 12.30pm in the West Ticket Office at Wembley on Sunday.

Please note that there will be no sales and no upgrades of tickets on the day (for example a concession ticket upgrade to an adult ticket).

TRAVEL

Official Coach Pick Up Places and Times

St Mary’s Stadium: 10.30am
There will be NO PARKING available at the stadium due to the high number of coaches. Please note, Britannia Road will also be closed on Sunday. If you are a Blue Badge Holder using SFC Official Coach Travel only, please contact our Operations Team on 02380 727785 for advice.

Eastleigh: 10.45am
Pick up point is the bus station next to Sainsbury’s

Winchester: 11am
Due to the high number of coaches, both ours and others, picking up in Winchester we have arranged an alternative, safer, more convenient pick up point.

This will be the St Catherine’s Park and Ride on Garnier Road in Winchester. Fans can park here FREE OF CHARGE for the whole day. Pick up time will still be 11am.

Red Funnel Information

We advise supporters to sail on the 8.15am Red Jet from West Cowes if they are travelling to Wembley by coach and to arrive 15 minutes before departure due to expected high passenger numbers.

Returning from the game:

We have Red Jet sailings at 45 minutes past the hour from Southampton, with the last sailing at 10.45pm. We have made contingency plans in the event of extra time/penalties, our priority is to get supporters home. The last car ferry departs Southampton at 10.30pm. The next car ferry crossing from Southampton is at 2.45am on Monday 27th February, this crossing has restricted passenger capacity due to hazardous cargo.

Our team will be monitoring the travel situation throughout the day and will be updating via our Twitter newsfeed @RF_Travel_News.

Trains

Along with the normal train plan they have confirmed two additional trains before and after the game that can be used by fans. These will be 12 carriage trains and will follow the below plan:

Pre-match

Departing: Southampton Central at 10.50am
Calling At: Southampton Parkway at 10.56am, Eastleigh at 11.02am and Winchester at 11.13am
Arriving: London Waterloo at 12.16pm

Departing: Southampton Central at 11.50am
Calling At: Southampton Parkway at 11.56am
Arriving: London Waterloo at 1.30pm

Post-match

Departing: London Waterloo at 8.50pm
Calling At: Winchester at 9.50pm, Eastleigh at 9.59pm and Southampton Parkway at 10.04pm.
Arriving: Southampton Central at 10.13pm.

Departing: London Waterloo at 9.50pm
Calling At: Winchester at 10.50pm, Eastleigh at 10.59pm and Southampton Parkway at 11.04pm
Arriving: Southampton Central at 11.14pm

Planned engineering works that may affect your journey can be found here

Important Wembley timings

Ticket office opens: 12.30pm (collections only)
Hospitality doors open: 1.30pm
Stadium doors open: 2.30pm
Team warm-ups: 3.40pm-4.10pm
Kick-off: 4.30pm
Scheduled match finish: 6.15pm*
*subject to extra time and penalties

Safety & Security

• Supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid delays due to enhanced searching
• Do not bring large bags or rucksacks. All bags will be searches regardless of size.
• Musical instruments will be permitted only if approved in advance by Wembley/EFL – you should contact Southampton Football Club to make the request in advance.
• Visitors are advised not to bring food and drink to Wembley
• Persistent standing is not permitted in the stadium bowl during the match. You will be politely asked to abide by this rule and to respond to the safety instructions from the stewarding team so that all guests can have an enjoyable experience.

Alcohol

No alcohol will be permitted into the stadium if brought with you.

• No alcohol to be taken inside the bowl
• 4 x drinks per person at time of service
• All drinks will be decanted into plastic cups at service points
• Challenge 25 will be in force
• All soft drinks brought to the stadium will need to be decanted at turnstiles into plastic cups.

Flags

You may bring a flag without prior permission if:

• The flag is smaller than 250cm in size at the widest or longest point.
• It does not have an attached flag pole
• In the case of an attached flag pole, it is made from wood and plastic only and is no longer than one metre in length and 1cm in diameter.
• There is no advertising or commercial message on the flag
• It does not contain any abusive or defamatory message

Young Person Wristbands

As a safeguarding service, Wembley Stadium provides ‘Young Visitor Wristbands’ to assist in the event of a lost child. To collect a young visitor wristband please visit your nearest information point.

Re-Entry

Should spectators leave the Stadium, they will not be allowed to re-enter, unless under exceptional circumstances such as on medical grounds. Please seek the support of a safety steward if this situation arises.

PUBS

Saints fans can use the following pubs on the West side of Wembley Stadium:

The Green Man
Moore Spice
Blue Room
Liquor Station
JJ Moons
Thirsty Eddie’s
Masti
Flannery’s
Station 31
The Corner House
The Arch

(Information provided by MET Football Unit)

ACCESSIBILITY

You can visit the Guest Support Portal for Wembley here.

Services/facilities offered include:

Accessible transport service - a complimentary service to transport guests from the Green Car Park meeting point on Wembley property to any seat in the building.

Blue Badge Parking – book here http://www.wembleyofficialparking.com/

Disability Liaison Officer at Wembley contact details can be found here.

Listening Headsets/Devices - Devices are complimentary although a short form will need to be filled out to lend a device. They can be collected from Information Booths.

To find the one nearest to you click here

Accessible/Disabled Shuttle Bus Service - Wembley have partnered with Brent Council to provide a shuttle service from Wembley Park tube station to the stadium.

This shuttle runs every event day. Please note that booking is not required.

To find the pickup point at Wembley Park Tube Station, exit the main ticket gates and stay to your right and head towards the accessible lift. Take the lift down to street level and then turn right and head to the area shown the picture below.

Wheelchair Storage – Wembley are happy to store and keep safe your wheelchair while you are there visiting Wembley Stadium. After arriving and entering through your turnstile, please look for an Information Booth, where staff will happily check in your chair.

RADAR Locks – you will need to take your RADAR key with you to use the accessible facilities, or request assistance from the nearest steward.

Accessible Facilities Concourse Maps & Accessible Seating Platforms.

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