Salford City are heading to Wembley for the second year in a row, bidding to lift their first trophy since they won promotion to the Football League.
The Ammies’ penalty shootout win against Newport County in the Leasing.com trophy semi-final means they will be heading to the capital to face Portsmouth on April 5.
So here at Salford Now we’ve produced a definitive guide to the big day out at Wembley with everything you need to know to enjoy the big occasion.
What is the competition?
It is the Leasing.com Trophy Final. The competition includes the 47 clubs from both Leagues One and Two (Bury went out of business earlier this season) plus 16 under-21 sides from the Premier League and Championship.
Who is playing?
Portsmouth FC vs Salford City FC
Who have Salford beaten?
First round: Tranmere Rovers, 0-2
Second round: Wolves U21, 3-0
Third round: Port Vale, 3-0
Quarter Round: Stanley, 2-1
Semi-final: Newport County, 0(6)-0(5) after penalites
When and where?
The final will take place on the April 5 2020 at Wembley Stadium in London.
Where can I buy Tickets?
How can I get there?
Salford City FC are expected to provide buses for fans, check the website for updates. If you want to get the train to London, prices from Manchester Piccadilly to London are currently around £85 return. You may be able to get cheaper tickets by booking in advance. Visit nationalrail.co.uk for details.
Where can I stay?
Prices for hotels within walking distance from the stadium start from £64. There are plenty available from budget chains up to five star luxury hotels.
- Portsmouth are defending champions of this trophy, while this is Salford’s debut season in this competition.
- Last year’s final attendance was 85,000.
- Portsmouth sold 42,000 tickets last year so there will be plenty of tickets available to Salford fans. Salford took around 5,000 fans to the play-off final last year.
- Last years tickets prices ranged from £20-60, U16 prices were £10 across all seats and 17-21 year olds received 25% off
- This is the first ever meeting between the two teams.
- Salford are expected to earn £1,000,000 from their cup run.
- The prize money breakdown of the competition is as follows: Round Two: £20,000; Round Three: £40,000; Quarter Final: £50,000; Runner-Up: £50,000; Winner: £100,000