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2022 FA Cup final: When is it, how to watch & buy tickets

Jude Summerfield
Liverpool and Chelsea will contest the FA Cup final
Liverpool and Chelsea will contest the FA Cup final / Visionhaus / Alex Livesey / James Gill - Danehouse | Getty Images
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The FA Cup is arguably the biggest domestic cup competition in world football, drawing spectators from all corners of the globe.

The 2021/22 edition has provided fans with the customary feel-good stories and giant killings, with just one game left to take place in the competition.

Here's everything you need to know about the 2021/22 FA Cup final.


Who is playing in the 2022 FA Cup final?

Liverpool booked their spot in the final with a powerful 3-2 victory over Manchester City, aided by some lethargic play and sloppy decisions from Pep Guardiola's side.

Strikes from Ibrahima Konate and Sadio Mane had the Reds two goals up inside 20 minutes before another from Mane on the stroke of half time gave City too much to do.

Jack Grealish did pull one back at the start of the second half, but their second through Bernardo Silva came too late as Liverpool held on.

In the other semi-final, Chelsea proved too strong for Crystal Palace. Ruben Loftus-Cheek opened the scoring against his former loan side before Mason Mount wrapped the contest up with a second.


How much is 2022 FA Cup final prize money?

The total prize money for the winners is £3.412m, accumulated in wins throughout the competition.

In reaching the 2022 FA Cup final, Liverpool and Chelsea have earned £1.612m, with the final worth another £1.8m.


When is the 2022 FA Cup final?

The FA Cup final will take place on Saturday 14 May 2022. The game will kick off at 16:45 (BST).


Where is the 2022 FA Cup being played?

As is tradition, the 2022 FA Cup final will be played at Wembley. It is the largest sports arena in the United Kingdom with a capacity of 90,000 and the game is expected to be sold out. No public health restrictions are currently in place in England.


How to watch the 2022 FA Cup final on TV

The FA Cup final will be shown live on both BBC One and ITV in the United Kingdom. Those programmes will also be available to stream live using the BBC iPlayer or the ITV Hub.

The BBC has domestic rights for the FA Cup and show up to 18 live matches every season. ITV has a similar deal, but they air over 20 live games per season. The two broadcasters share the rights.

In the United States, the game will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+.


How to buy tickets for the 2022 FA Cup final

2022 FA Cup final Chelsea ticket prices

Chelsea have received an allocation of 30,500 tickets for the final and will sell their share of the tickets on a loyalty-point basis.

Chelsea have outlined the following dates which tickets will go on sale.

  • Tuesday 3 May 10:00 - 11:30 (online only, 52 loyalty points required)
  • Tuesday 3 May 12:00 - 13:30 (online only, 47 loyalty points required)
  • Tuesday 3 May 14:00 - 15:30 (online only, 42 loyalty points required)
  • Tuesday 3 May 16:00 (online only)

Their ticket prices are as follows.

  • Adults Level Two (seat only) - £250
  • Level Two (seat only) - £225
  • Category one - £145
  • Category two - £115
  • Category three - £70
  • Category four - £45
  • 65 or over/under 20 Level Two (seat only) - £230
  • Level Two (seat only) - £205
  • Category one - £135
  • Category two - £105
  • Category three - £60
  • Category four - £35

2022 FA Cup final Liverpool ticket prices

Liverpool have confirmed a ticket allocation of 30,500. In the first sale, tickets are guaranteed for priority rights holders. They are then made available based on games attended during Liverpool's FA Cup run this season.

Tickets are guaranteed for season ticket holders and official members who attended all four of those games in the second sale. In the third, they are guaranteed for season ticket holders and official Members who watched three FA Cup games and register for and are successful in the ballot.

Liverpool have outlined when tickets will go on sale.

  • Tuesday 26 April 14:00 - Thursday 26 April 10:00 (first sale)
  • Thursday 28 April 14:00 - Friday 29 April 13:00 (second sale)
  • Sunday 1 May 10:00 - Tuesday 3 May 07:30 (third sale)

Their ticket prices are as follows.

  • Category 1 - £145 (adult) - £135 (concessions) 
  • Category 2 - £115 (adult) - £105 (concessions)  
  • Category 3 - £70 (adult) - £60 (concessions)  
  • Category 4 - £45 (adult) - £35 (concessions)

Who will referee the FA Cup final?

Craig Pawson is the official refereeing the FA Cup final. Paul Tierney will be in charge of VAR.

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