The FA have confirmed that Arsenal and Aston Villa will each receive a 25,000 seat allocation for the FA Cup final on 30 May.
As anticipated, the allocation falls well short of the number of Arsenal season ticket holders (approximately 45,000) forcing the club to hold another ballot. As a further kick in the gonads for fans, tickets are £5 more expensive across the board with prices now set at £50, £70, £90 and £120.
As was the case last year, 20,000 tickets will (as the FA explain) ‘be distributed to volunteers through the football family which includes counties, leagues, local clubs and charities.’ The remaining 17,000 tickets will be used by Club Wembley members.
Arsenal outline the specifics of the ticket process and how eligible fans can register for the ballot –> here.
As we said yesterday, the Gunners will wear yellow and have been handed the East section of the stadium. The match will kick-off at 5.30pm.
Arseblog News has no doubt Ivan Gazidis will be writing to the FA to complain about the allocation. He did so last year, although obviously it’s made no difference at all.
On a separate note, the club have yet to confirm whether they will broadcast the match on the jumbotrons at the Emirates; last year a pitch invasion at full-time saw the power deliberately cut.